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Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South

Inter Press Service | News and Views from the Global South


Honduran Migrant Caravan Moves Northwards, Defying all Obstacles / Kashmir's Fisherwomen Live Between Hope and Despair and More

Rahti-Begum-a-Fisherwoman-selling-fish-on-a-raidside-in-srinagar-capital-of-Kashmir.-She-says-she-will-be-the-last-woman-in-her-clan-to-do-the-business-and-the-profession-to-sell-fish-will-die-along-with-her-1024x485-140x105.jpgKashmir's Fisherwomen Live Between Hope and Despair
Umar Manzoor Shah
Much has changed since Rahti Begum, a fisherwoman in Kashmir, now in her late 60s, first began wandering the streets with a bucketful of fish on her head. She was 17 when her father roped her into the business that became the source of her livelihood for the remainder of her life. Living in a ... MORE > >

Libya-General-National-Congress-Elections_-140x105.jpgAn Ounce of Democracy
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye
As the old adage goes: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. Nowhere is this more appropriate than when it comes to conflict. Violent conflict causes not only human suffering and destruction but robs entire societies of development and growth. By some estimates, a country that ...MORE > >

a-9-140x105.jpgBuenos Aires Shantytowns, Caught Between Exclusion and Hope
Daniel Gutman
"We are the people who are excluded from the system," says Rafael Rivero, sitting in his apartment in a new social housing complex next to one of the largest slums in Buenos Aires. The contrast sums up the complexity of the social reality in the Argentine capital. Rivero, 66, and his wife, ... MORE > >

1-1-1024x598-140x105.jpgBarbados Looks Beyond its Traditional Sugar and Banana Industries into the Deep Blue
Desmond Brown
Allan Bradshaw grew up close to the beach and always knew he wanted to become a fisherman. Now 43 years old, he has been living his childhood dream for 25 years. But in recent years Bradshaw says he has noticed a dramatic decline in the number of flying fish around his hometown of Consett Bay, ... MORE > >

8027327013_7a7fb85886_z-140x105.jpgThe Invisible, Hungry Hand
Tharanga Yakupitiyage
The very people who help put food on our tables often face numerous human rights violations, forcing them go to bed hungry. In an annual report set to be presented to governments at the United Nations this week, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver found that agricultural workers ... MORE > >

vodka-killer-300x225-140x105.jpgDid post-Soviet Russians drink themselves to death?
Vladimir Popov and Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Although initially obscured by The Economist, among others, the sudden and unprecedented increase in Russian adult male mortality during 1992-1994 is no longer denied. Instead, the debate is now over why? Having advocated ‘shock therapy’, a ‘big bang’, ‘sudden’ or rapid post-Soviet transition, ... MORE > >

37446463922_a82fef3619_z-140x105.jpgParliamentarians Promote Youth Investment in Kazakhstan
Carmen Arroyo
Parliamentarians from 36 countries met this weekend in Astana, Kazakhstan, to discuss the future of youth in Central Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. The gathering called “International Conference on Investing on Youth: Leaving No One Behind” took place on the Oct. 19 to 20, and the goal was to ... MORE > >

end-child-marriage_-140x105.jpgDespite Progress, Over 200 Million Women Still Waiting for Modern Contraception
Thalif Deen
The international community will be commemorating two milestones in the history of population and development next year: the 50th anniversary of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the 25th anniversary of a Programme of Action (PoA) adopted at the1994 International Conference on Population and ... MORE > >

a-8-140x105.jpgHonduran Migrant Caravan Moves Northwards, Defying all Obstacles
Daniela Pastrana
A long chain of people is winding its way along the highways of Chiapas, the southernmost Mexican state. It is moving fast, despite the fact that one-third of its ranks are made up of children, and it has managed to avoid the multiple obstacles that the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and now ... MORE > >

2759904631_13da05179a_z-140x105.jpgSupporting Morocco’s Quest to Close USD24 Billion Green Investment Gap
Friday Phiri
Science has increasingly made it clear that the world is on an unsustainable growth model where economic development is occurring at the expense of the environment. The need for a well-balanced approach has therefore become a necessity rather than a luxury. The green growth model, according to ... MORE > >

a-7-140x105.jpgCuban Women, Vulnerable to Climate Change, in the Forefront of the Struggle
Patricia Grogg
When people ask marine biologist Angela Corvea why the symbol of her environmental project Acualina, which has transcended the borders of Cuba, is a little girl, she answers without hesitation: "Because life, care, attachment, the creative force of life lie are contained in the feminine ... MORE > >

6755756465_b39b9bca84_z-140x105.jpgThe Right to Choose
Tharanga Yakupitiyage
Reproductive choice can transform the world and our goals towards a sustainable society, a new report says. Every year, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) examines the state of the world population. In this year’s report, the agency focuses on the power of reproductive choice and the ... MORE > >

Meat-Industry-2_-140x105.jpgUAE Raising Awareness About the Impact of Climate Change
Rabiya Jaffery
The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate change. Longer droughts, more frequent and intense heatwaves, and higher temperatures in the summer are expected to to become increasingly prevalent throughout the Middle East - from Sana’a to ... MORE > >

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