Tag Archives: Issues

International Women’s Day, 2024; Support the Women and Girls Fighting for Rights — Global Issues

Opinion by Winnie Byanyima (geneva, switzerland) Friday, March 01, 2024 Inter Press Service The writer is UNAIDS Executive Director and United Nations Under-Secretary-General. The following opinion piece is part of series to mark International Women’s Day, March 8. GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 01 (IPS) – This International Women’s Day (March 8) comes at a fiercely challenging moment. We can find inspiration, and …

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Another First for LGBTQI+ Rights — Global Issues

Opinion by Ines M Pousadela (montevideo, uruguay) Friday, March 01, 2024 Inter Press Service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Mar 01 (IPS) – After almost two decades of civil society campaigning, Greece’s parliament has passed a law enabling same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. It’s the first majority-Orthodox Christian country to realise marriage equality. Equal marriage is now recognised in 36 countries, with …

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Turkey Keeps Bombing Civilians in Syrias Northeast — Global Issues

An oil production field near Rumilan, in Syria´s northeast, shortly after being hit by Turkish drones. Oil is one of the main sources of income for the entire Kurdish region. Credit: Jewan Abdi/IPS by Jewan Abdi, Arkan Sloo (qamishli, syria) Thursday, February 29, 2024 Inter Press Service QAMISHLI, Syria, Feb 29 (IPS) – The Ramsys, a farming couple from northeast Syria, …

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Air Quality Sensors Boosting Nairobi’s Fight Against Air Pollution — Global Issues

A mother and her children are seen wading through a cloud of smoke at the Dandora dumpsite, Kenya’s largest open landfill. Smoke emanating from the dumpsite is cited as a contributor to air pollution in Nairobi. Credit: Jackson Okata/IPS by Jackson Okata (nairobi) Thursday, February 29, 2024 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Feb 29 (IPS) – Deborah Adhiambo (43) has been battling …

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Biden Issues Executive Order to Restrict Personal Data Sales to China and Russia

President Biden issued an executive order Wednesday seeking to restrict the sale of sensitive American data to China, Russia and four more countries, a first-of-its-kind attempt to keep personally identifying information from being obtained for blackmail, scams or other harm. The president asked the Justice Department to write rules restricting the sale of information about Americans’ locations, health and genetics …

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Hapless New Year for Global South — Global Issues

Opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram (kuala lumpur, malaysia) Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Inter Press Service Optimistic forecasts As New Year celebrations of different cultures decline with the coming of spring in the northern hemisphere, it is useful to review and reconsider various end-of-2023 and early-2024 economic prognoses against what happened in the previous year. Jomo Kwame SundaramMacro-financial economist Nouriel Roubini agrees …

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Balis Ancient Canine Guardians on the Brink of Extinction — Global Issues

Indigenous Bali dogs hold the potential to unlock hidden secrets about ancestral dog diversity. Credit: Sonny Inbaraj/IPS by Cecilia Russell (bali, indonesia) Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Inter Press Service BALI, Indonesia, Feb 28 (IPS) – Bali’s Island’s ancient canine guardians, the proud descendants of lineages tracing back tens of thousands of years, stand on the brink of extinction. Culling triggered by …

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‘Shogun’ Actor’s Health Issues Explained

The highly anticipated FX limited series Shogun premiered to rave reviews on Tuesday. But for some fans, the joy of discovering an epic new series was undermined by reports about actor Cosmo Jarvis’ illness. Questions about Jarvis’ health have been circulating on social media, but as is so often the case on Twitter/X and elsewhere, the truth of the situation …

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‘I Havent Forgotten Where I Came From,’ says Yvonne Pinto, Incoming IRRI Chief — Global Issues

Yvonne Pinto, the incoming Director General of the International Rice Research Institute, at the 5th All Africa Horticulture Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, February 26 to March 1, 2024. Photo Credit: Supplied by Yvonne Pinto by Neena Bhandari (sydney) Wednesday, February 28, 2024 Inter Press Service SYDNEY, Feb 28 (IPS) – Growing up on a small farming station in Holetta (Ethiopia), Yvonne …

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Female Genital Mutilation Continues Amid Sudans Conflict and Forced Displacement — Global Issues

Paleki Ayang, Gender Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa, Equality Now Opinion by Paleki Ayang (juba) Tuesday, February 27, 2024 Inter Press Service JUBA, Feb 27 (IPS) – Female genital mutilation (FGM) stands as one of the most egregious violations of human rights, particularly affecting women and girls worldwide. However, when conflict and forced displacement enter the equation, the …

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