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Racism and discrimination strike millions of children worldwide

Racism and discrimination against children on the basis of their ethnicity, language and religion remain widespread in many countries around the world, according to a UNICEF study released on World Children’s Day, 20 November. On World Children’s Day, and every…

Indian village discovers the treasure of organic and indigenous agriculture

In Jhargram, a remote village in the Indian state of West Bengal, a group of farmers sit together in one of the large fields around them. Here they must discuss, deliberate and decide on the marketing strategy they will use…

With Lula, Brazil recovers external credibility and internal dialogue

The blocking of hundreds of roads and crowds demanding a coup d’état in front of the barracks did not cloud the democratic climate and the good international repercussions of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s election as president of Brazil for…

The women fighting against the ayatollahs from the Kurdish mountains

By Karlos Zurutuza for Inter Press Service. It usually takes hours of driving in a 4X4 before heading out on foot through a dense forest. There, protected under a sea of beech trees from the view of the drones, it…

Economy and society must turn climate change upside down

Only an “urgent and comprehensive” transformation of sectors and systems of the economy and society can avert the looming climate catastrophe, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) warned in a new report on Thursday. Inger Andersen, executive director of UNEP,…

Hundred international writers demand freedom of expression in India

On the occasion of India’s Independence Day on Monday 15, President Droupadi Murmu received a letter signed by 102 international writers, including Indian authors based in and outside the country, expressing grave concern over the rapidly worsening human rights situation…

Arrests of journalists begin in Zimbabwe under cybersecurity law

Press freedom in Zimbabwe has come under renewed attack with the arrest of two journalists from the local daily NewsDay on charges of transmitting “false information”. The journalists were arrested on 3 August on the basis of the controversial Criminal…

Thailand’s model of digital technology for farmers with disabilities

Rawan Bo-khuntod (l) and another farmer planting seedlings (Image by Pattama Kuentak/IPS) Tucked away in Pathumthaini province, on the outskirts of Bangkok, 0.24 hectares of land adjacent to the Seangsan temple became an urban vegetable farm run by members of…

More than 200 million children in need of help to study

The number of children affected by crises and in need of urgent education assistance is rising at an alarming rate, from 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today, the United Nations education in emergencies fund warned on Tuesday 21.…

Rivers have no borders, the slogan of their defenders in Peru

“Water is part of our culture, it is intrinsic to the Amazon,” says José Manuyama, a member of a river defence committee in his native Requena, a town located in the department of Loreto, the largest in Peru, with 28…

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