Despite Halting Progress, UN Continues its Push for a Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone in the Middle East

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) – A longstanding proposal for a regional nuclear-weapons-free zone (NWFZ) in…

UN Warns of ‘Screen Teens’ not Getting Enough Exercise

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) – It is a common complaint of parents globally that their…

I am Generation Equality: Child Marriage Survivor & Activist

FUSHE KRUJE, Albania, Nov 26 (IPS) – *Fatmira Dajlani has been working as an activist for…

Businesses Have Key Role in Safeguarding Human Rights

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov 26 (IPS) – Peter Paul van de Wijs is Chief External Affairs Officer,…

When African Women are Financially Included, an Entire Continent Wins

KIGALI, Nov 26 (IPS) – When Rwandan-born and Senegalese-raised entrepreneur and businesswoman Kristine Ngiriye was 18…

Statistics and Stories – Time to Change the Refugee Narrative?

ROME, Nov 25 (IPS) – Farhana Haque Rahman is Senior Vice President of IPS Inter Press…

Science & Policy Must Remain Partners in Mercury Challenge

GENEVA, Nov 25 (IPS) – Celia Chen is Director, Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program David…

More Austerity for Developing Countries: It’s Bad News, and It’s Avoidable

WASHINGTON DC and LONDON, Nov 25 (IPS) – As the West questions damaging austerity policies, it…

Global Clothing Brands Should Respond to the #MeToo Mandate

Nov 24 (IPS) – It has been two years since #MeToo went viral, and it’s about…

A Staggering One-in-Three Women Experience Physical, Sexual Abuse

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 24 (IPS) – Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread,…