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Empowering Women in Poor Communities & Building Resilience Against Climate Pressure

Credit: Mahila Housing Trust By Bijal BrahmbhattAHMEDABAD, India, Jan 17 2020 – As global temperatures continue to rise, vulnerable populations around the world are facing increasingly complex climate risks – with ongoing droughts ...

BIOGAS: Cow Dung Holds the Key to Nepal’s Green Economy

A company in Pokhara has enlarged household digesters into an industrial scale plant that uses climate-friendly technology that could ultimately be scaled nationwide to reduce Nepal’s balance of trade gap. By Kunda DixitKASKI, Nepal, ...

Women Activists Escalate Demand for “Bodily Autonomy” as 19 Nations Dissent

Credit: UN Women By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Jan 17 2020 – The United States and 18 other UN member states have come under fire for denying a woman’s legitimate right to “bodily autonomy”—the right to self-governance over one’s ...

Genuine Reform Culture Lacking in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe needs urgent economic and political reforms to transform its economy amidst a growing national crisis, researchers say as more than 7 million Zimbabwean are food insecure owing to a projected 50 percent fall in the 2019 cereal harvest. ...

Climate Change and Financial Risk

By Pierpaolo Grippa, Jochen Schmittmann, and Felix SuntheimWASHINGTON DC, Jan 16 2020 – Climate change is already a reality. Ever-more-ferocious cyclones and extended droughts lead to the destruction of infrastructure and the disruption ...

Your Arrow Can Pierce the Sky, But Ours Has Gone into Orbit

Yu Youhan, We Will Be Better, 1995. By Vijay PrashadJan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) On Wednesday, 15 January, China and the United States agreed to suspend their full-scale trade war. From February 2018, the United States placed tariffs on Chinese ...

UN expresses deep distress over terror attacks

Students at Iftin Primary School in Garissa. Credit: Fredrick Nzwili By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, ...

Terror Attack

By PRESS RELEASENAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 16 2020 (IPS-Partners) The United Nations Country Team in Kenya is deeply distressed by the rising cases of terrorist attacks on schools, teachers and learners, especially in the north-eastern regions of ...

Human Rights Watch Blasts China for Rights Violations at Home and Abroad

Protesters forming the Hong Kong Way hold up their cell phone lights while standing on a busy road in Sham Shui Po, where double decker buses often passed through, on Aug. 23. Human Rights Watch has blasted China’s government for undermining ...

Climate Change: A Tale of Weather Extremes with Mixed Fortunes for Zambia

Planeta Hatuleke, a small scale farmer of Pemba District in Southern Zambia, stands in a maize field. This year, she hopes that she will not be one of the country’s 2.3 million food insecure people thanks to the climate smart agriculture ...