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Shedding Light on Forced Child Pregnancy and Motherhood in Latin America

Is Love an Embarrassment?

I am no more. Once I was. Away on yearning flames, I flew. The delicate ash spun through the air and sank – bright and slow to your feet. Do not tread too hard ‒ my heart is still alive. By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jan 14 2019 (IPS) I do not ...

With All Things Equal Would the Ruling Party have Won the Elections in Bangladesh ?

Women voters queue outside a local school polling centre in Tejgaon area in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Credit: Sheikh Hasan Ali/IPS By Naimul HaqDHAKA, Jan 14 2019 (IPS) It was the first time in the history of parliamentary elections in Bangladesh that a party ...

Argentina’s Indigenous People Fight for Land Rights

A group of Wichí children play in the mud in the indigenous community of El Quebracho, in northern Argentina. This country’s laws recognise the right to bilingual support in the education of native children, but in practice the rule is not enforced ...

We Are All DukDukDiya: Humming Bird with One Drop of Water at a Time

Community members restoring mangroves at Mikoko Pamoja in Kenya, winners of the Equator Prize in 2017. Credit: UNDP Equator Initiative By Jamison ErvinUNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 2019 (IPS) There is a Quechan fable about a hummingbird named Dukdukdiya. During ...

Q&A: ‘There’s a Lot More Climate Finance Available than People Think’

Communities in rural Papua New Guinea install their own cost effective and energy efficient solar panels. GGGI says that governments should rather invest in renewable energy. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS By Yazeed KamaldienCAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan ...

Blue Economy Can be a Lifeline for Africa

By Ruth WaruhiuUNITED NATIONS, Jan 11 2019 (IPS) By efficient management, the sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, seas, lakes and rivers—also known as the blue economy—could contribute up to $1.5 trillion to the global economy, according ...

Oceans heating up at quickening pace: Study

About 93 percent of excess heat — trapped around the Earth by greenhouse gases that come from the burning of fossil fuels — accumulates in the world’s oceans. Photo: AFP By AFP, TampaJan 11 2019 (The Daily Star, Bangladesh) The world’s ...

A Closer Look at the World Bank’s Sizable China Portfolio

Scott Morris is a senior fellow and director of the US Development Policy Initiative at the Center for Global Development   Gailyn Portelance is an MA candidate at Stanford University. By Scott Morris and Gailyn PortelanceWASHINGTON DC, Jan 10 ...

Walking Miles In Their Shoes

A Rohingya couple, Mohammad Faisal and his wife Hajera, pose for a photo with their child at their camp at Teknaf Nature’s Park, Bangladesh. Some refugees had to walk 60 miles on foot to reach the safety of Bangladesh Credit: Farid Ahmed/IPS By ...
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