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Cuban farmers neutralise land degradation through sustainable land management

Infestation by thorny bushes and infertile soil made it unwise to take a gamble on the land, but Cuban farmer José Antonio Sosa overruled these misgivings and gave life to the thriving La Villa farm on the outskirts of Havana.…

Global conference seeks to free millions of children from child labour

Children washing clothes in rivers, begging in the streets, hawking, walking for miles in search of water and firewood, competing with older, more experienced hands to pick coffee or tea, or working as child soldiers are familiar images in the…

The scourge of human trafficking in Ghana

It seems like only yesterday that Cissy, 25, was lured by a man claiming to be a travel agent who promised her the opportunity of a high-paying job. “Because I am a young woman who comes from a normal family…

New HIV injection arrives in Brazil and South Africa

The international initiative Unitaid announced on Friday 18 that it will fund the introduction in Brazil and South Africa of an innovative, “highly effective and long-lasting” injectable HIV preventive treatment. The new long-acting pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) treatment “could have a…

Covid affects the fight against female genital mutilation

Two million more girls will be subjected to genital mutilation by 2030 because of obstacles resulting from crises such as covid-19, United Nations agencies said on the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on…

Hands to the land: environmental education as a response to the crisis

Why do we disconnect ourselves from nature? Why do we sustain consumption practices that distance us from reality? Why do we build huge buildings and destroy natural areas? Why don’t we explore those spaces, why don’t we know? Why don’t…

Muslim women unite to change their situation in India

Discriminated against in society and concerned about discrimination against women in their homes, the two women who co-founded the Muslim Women’s Movement of India (BMMA) set up the organisation to promote Muslim women’s leadership in the country and help them…

Eunice Foote: the science behind climate change has a woman’s name

This is an opinion piece by Ana García Page, PhD candidate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics at the German Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, and José Ramón Ares, Professor of Physics at the Autonomous University of Madrid.…

Indigenous peoples want to move towards clean energy sovereignty

In the community of Bella Bella on Turtle Island in the western Canadian province of British Columbia, the indigenous Heiltsuk people capture heat from the air through devices for 40 percent of their homes in a plan aimed at sustainable…

Women’s equality has lost almost four decades

The global march towards full equality of women with men, already facing a 99-year wait, may now take 136 years in the wake of covid-19, a forum preceding the opening of the UNCTAD conference in this Barbadian capital noted. “When…

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