Human Rights

08.10.2014

“Voices from the Slums” to Tell the Hardships of the Urban Poor

“Voices from the Slums” to Tell the Hardships of the Urban Poor

  Human Wrongs Watch Urgent action is needed to refocus urban planning and to provide safe, affordable housing that is appropriate and adequate for our citizens’ growing needs, senior United Nations officials on 6 October 2014 said marking World Habitat Day, which is observed annually on the first Monday of… »

07.10.2014

Planet Racing Towards Catastrophe and Politics Just Looking On

Planet Racing Towards Catastrophe and Politics Just Looking On

Human Wrongs Watch By Roberto Savio* Rome, October 2014 — If ever there was a need to prove that we are faced with a total lack of global governance, the U.N. Climate Summit, extraordinarily called by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sep. 23, makes a very good case. The… »

06.10.2014

Cash Grants Transform Life in Congo Camp for Central African Republic Refugees, But…

Cash Grants Transform Life in Congo Camp for Central African Republic Refugees, But…

   Human Wrongs Watch By Céline Schmitt in Mole Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNHCR)* – The market in Mole refugee camp was buzzing on a recent Saturday morning, with stalls selling everything from fish, goat meat, cassava and vegetables to clothes, cosmetics, household items and electronic equipment. »

06.10.2014

World Habitat Day: 70 % of Urban Dwellers Live in Slums and Informal Settlements

World Habitat Day: 70 % of Urban Dwellers Live in Slums and Informal Settlements

  Human Wrongs Watch New York, 6 October 2014 — Over the past decade, efforts under the Millennium Development Goals have cut the proportion of people living in slums by more than half.  Yet, over the same period, rapid urbanization, especially in the developing world, has seen overall slum populations… »

05.10.2014

South Sudan –the Youngest State on Earth– at a Crossroad

South Sudan –the Youngest State on Earth– at a Crossroad

  Human Wrongs Watch By Stephen Graham, Nairobi, 2 October 2014 (IRIN)* – The failure of peace talks and the end of South Sudan’s wet season could unleash fresh fighting between government forces and rebel factions, propelling millions of people in the world’s youngest nation back towards a man-made famine,… »

04.10.2014

TED lectures: Where to train the world’s doctors? Cuba

TED lectures: Where to train the world’s doctors? Cuba

TEDMED 2014 · Filmed Sep 2014 Big problems need big solutions, sparked by big ideas, imagination and audacity. In this talk, journalist Gail Reed profiles one big solution worth noting: Havana’s Latin American Medical School, which trains global physicians to serve the local communities that need them most. Transcript… »

03.10.2014

Refugees Perish at “Alarming” Rate on Dangerous Crossing to Europe – UN

Refugees Perish at “Alarming” Rate on Dangerous Crossing to Europe – UN

  Human Wrongs Watch The United Nations refugee agency on 2 October 2014 reported that new data on irregular crossings of the Mediterranean in the third quarter of 2013 show an alarming increase in the numbers of people perishing while attempting to make the journey to Europe.  … »

03.10.2014

Less Chemicls, More Agro-ecology, Climate-smart Agriculture, Bio-technology and GMO to Feed Nine Billion People

Less Chemicls, More Agro-ecology, Climate-smart Agriculture, Bio-technology and GMO to Feed Nine Billion People

Human Wrongs Watch Rome — In order to move towards more sustainable agriculture, a broader approach is needed to overhaul the world’s food system, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on 29 September 2014  said, as he pressed for a global reduction in… »

02.10.2014

Israeli airline criticized over Orthodox Jews ‘bullying’ women passengers

Israeli airline criticized over Orthodox Jews ‘bullying’ women passengers

  Human Wrongs Watch By Russia Today (RT)*, 1 October 2014 — Israel’s national airline El Al has been petitioned to “stop the bullying, intimidation and discrimination against women” on its flights by ultra-Orthodox Jews who refuse to be seated next to women on religious grounds. A petition on Change.org… »

02.10.2014

Nearly Half the World’s Older Persons Lack Pensions

Nearly Half the World’s Older Persons Lack Pensions

  Human Wrongs Watch 52 per cent of older persons receive a pension, but levels are inadequate and the trend has been worsened by fiscal consolidation, ILO report says. Geneva (ILO)* – Nearly half – 48 per cent – of all people over pensionable age in the world do not receive… »

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