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Latin American Development Depends On Investing In Teenage Girls

Human Wrongs Watch By Estrella Gutiérrez* CARACAS, 11 July 2016 (IPS) – Latin America’s teenage girls are a crucial force for change and for promoting sustainable development, if the region invests in their rights and the correction of unequal opportunities,…

The Empowerment of Women Will Be Central to Realising Sustainable Global Development

Human Wrongs Watch By Mary Robinson*  Former president of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  DUBLIN, 5 March 2016 (IPS) – “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality” – the theme of…

Turkey moves against authoritarianism

It seems that the Syriza-effect has gone beyond Greece and extended to its Turkish neighbour. Election results from the country show that no party gained a majority, much to the annoyance of the leading party, the AKP, that was aiming…

A ‘Barbershop’ Conference to Dispel Stereotypes, Promote Gender Equality

Human Wrongs Watch 15 January 2015 – Looking to promote change in how men and boys think and talk about women’s empowerment and gender equality, the United Nations is hosting at its New York Headquarters a two-day high-level “Barbershop” event,…

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