Economic Empowerment of Women Good for All

Attendees at an FAO sub-regional training workshop on gender and livestock in Harare, Zimbabwe. By Kingsley IghoborUNITED NATIONS, Apr 22 2019 – Government staffer Souhayata Haidara enjoys talking about her life in a patriarchal society. ...

Global Energy Consumption is Up — So Are Emissions

Illustration: Tarique Aziz By Sunita NarainNEW DELHI, Apr 22 2019 – Our acceptance of climate change doesn’t keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency’s (IEA’S) Global Energy ...

Women in Ethiopia Still Struggle Despite Leadership in Government

By Bethlehem MengistuADDIS ABABA, Apr 19 2019 – Following 2018 elections in Ethiopia, a record-breaking number of women now hold leadership positions in the country’s government. But women still struggle to rise up the ranks in ...

UN’s Empty Promises to World’s Indigenous Peoples

By Tupac Enrique AcostaApr 19 2019 – The United Nations, as in so many other areas, gives lip service in support of Indigenous issues while lacking the political will and enforcement power over individual member states to comply with ...

Media Landscape Marked by “Climate of Fear”

The state of journalism and press freedom around the world is declining according to a new press index by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Credit: Miriam Gathigah/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Apr 19 2019 – Journalists ...

**UPDATED: Activists Spotlight Education for Development and Rights

Rilli Lappalainen, Bridge 47’s founder and steering group chairperson. Credit: A D McKenzie/IPS By A. D. McKenzieBELGRADE, Apr 19 2019 – “Communicate something to your partner in silence.” The pairs of strangers or acquaintances ...

Activists Spotlight Education for Development and Rights

Rilli Lappalainen, Bridge 47’s founder and steering group chairperson. Credit: A D McKenzie/IPS By A. D. McKenzieBELGRADE, Apr 19 2019 – Bridge 47, a Finland-based organisation created “to bring people together to share and learn ...

Sol-Gel Technologies Announces Participation in Upcoming Investor Conference

NESS ZIONA, Israel, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol–Gel Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) ("Sol–Gel" or the "Company"), a clinical–stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing ...

CORRECTED VERSION: World Bank Dispossessing Rural Poor

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Anis ChowdhuryKUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Apr 18 2019 – The World Bank’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project, launched in 2013, has sought agricultural reforms favouring the corporate sector. EBA ...

“A Question of Life or Death”

Artisanal diamond miners at work in the alluvial diamond mines around the eastern town of Koidu, Sierra Leone. Credit: Tommy Trenchard/IPS By Ivar Andersen and Linda FloodSTOCKHOLM, Apr 18 2019 – The mining industry is one of the world’s ...