Inter Press Service

IPS es una institución internacional de comunicación cuyo eje es una agencia mundial de noticias que amplifica las voces del Sur y de la sociedad civil sobre desarrollo, globalización, derechos humanos y ambiente. www.ipsnoticias.net

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…

UN and IACHR call for bridging the digital divide for older persons

On the International Day of Older Persons, the United Nations Secretary-General and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) highlighted the need for States to intensify their efforts to reduce the digital divide affecting older people. UN Secretary-General António Guterres…

Reimagining Education with Imagination

By Yasmine Sherif – Yasmine Sherif, Director of Education Cannot Wait To achieve SDG4 on quality inclusive education, we must prioritize mental health The month of May marks mental health awareness month or mental health awareness week in several countries…

Press Freedom under Lockdown Across Two-Thirds of the Globe

By Ed Holt May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. This feature is part of a series highlighting the current state of media freedom globally Independent journalism is facing a growing crackdown one year into the COVID-19 pandemic as governments…

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

By Sania Farooqui On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020,…

The Invisible Women in Energy: Biomass Producers Who Deserve More Recognition

By Philippe Benoit and Jully Meriño As the world looks to address issues of gender equity, development and climate change, the importance of increasing the participation of women in the energy sector is gaining attention. To date, this topic has…

Why Rehabilitation is as Vital as Rescue for Child Trafficking Survivors

By Neena Bhandari Twelve-year-old Babloo’s (Name changed) parents, who worked as daily wage agricultural labourers in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, were finding it difficult to feed their family of six. They had recently lost their eldest son to…

A Moral Failure: Billions of People with No Access to Clean Drinking Water

By Volkan Bozkir * The UN will be commemorating World Water Day on Monday March 22. Water is integral to sustainable development, but we are well behind on the goals and targets that we have set ourselves. By current estimates:…

International Women’s Day, 2021 #MarchWithUs: 5 Activists on Dismantling “Gender Lies”

Today, despite centuries of activism and mobilisations, women and non-binary people continue to remain disadvantaged in almost every sphere – from “public life” to the “shadow pandemic” of gender-based violence. In light of COVID-19, some struggles have been considered in…

International Women’s Day, 2021 To Lead is to Serve — A Pacific Woman’s Perspective

By Leituala Kuiniselani Toelupe Tago-Elisara An often quoted indigenous reference in the Samoan language is, O le ala i le pule o le tautua, literally translated, “the pathway to leadership is through service” because to be able to lead is…

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