Posts Tagged Human Rights

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia…

Observed on May 17 every year… Read about it at the following sites: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia,_Transphobia_and_Biphobia https://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2019/05/17/idahot-2019-international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia.print https://may17.org/ https://globaldimension.org.uk/event/international-day-against-homophobia/2019-05-17/ https://newsday.co.tt/2019/05/18/unaids-remove-discriminatory-laws-against-lgbti-people/ Advertisements

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Brunei’s Shariah Code & the New Stone Age (ipsnews.net)…

News and current affairs from ipsnews.net… KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Apr 15 2019 (IPS) – Over a week ago – on April 3 – Brunei, the tiny South East Asian kingdom on the island of Borneo, announced its citizens would face the full force of the Shariah law… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/04/bruneis-shariah-code-new-stone-age/

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International Women’s Day: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How Far You Can Go…

BARCELONA, Mar 4 2019 (IPS) – The data – with its sexism and its gaps – shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/international-womens-day-dont-let-anyone-tell-far-can-go/

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A Global Imperative: Empowering Women is Critical for World’s Economy & People…

WASHINGTON DC, Mar 1 2019 (IPS) – March 8 marks International Women’s Day, which provides a chance to reflect on the struggle for greater gender equality… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/global-imperative-empowering-women-critical-worlds-economy-people/

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Seas of Death and Hope…

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS) – The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal […]

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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A Highway Megaproject Tears at the Heart of New Guinea’s Rainforest…

The Indonesian government is building a 2,700-mile road network on the island of New Guinea, opening up some of the world’s last great tropical rainforests to development and threatening unique indigenous cultures. Can international pressure force Indonesia to scale back this megaproject?… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/a-highway-megaproject-tears-at-the-heart-of-papuas-rainforest

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The Movement Fighting Inequality is Growing…

From an article published on ipsnews.net in December 2018: JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20 2018 (IPS) – The world’s political and economic elites, that will once again gather at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) 22-25 January, have become all too predictable. It’s not difficult to predict what they will say, […]

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LGBT Violence and Discrimination is “Disastrous”…

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 2018 (IPS) – Transgender and gender-diverse people are facing unprecedented levels of violence and discrimination around the world and states must act to ensure they are not left behind, said a United Nations rights expert… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/lgbt-violence-discrimination-disastrous/

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It’s National Coming Out Day…

Read about it here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Coming_Out_Day

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21 Books Queer Women (And Everybody Else) Should Read This Pride Month…

Some eye-opening, radical, and unputdownable books about gender, bodies, and identity… Read about them at BuzzFeed.com: 21 Books To Read This Pride Month

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Food Sustainability, Migration, Nutrition and Women…

ROME, Jun 19 2018 (IPS) – We worry about how we can continue to put food on our tables; and yet one-third of food is never eaten, instead being lost or wasted… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/06/food-sustainability-migration-nutrition-women/

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12 Historic LGBTQ Figures Who Changed the World…

These activists, artists, doctors, and writers had a lasting impact on communities around the globe… Read the full article at National Geographic: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/06/historical-lgbt-figures-activists-culture/

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Pride month: the exhibitions celebrating LGBT art in June…

Some pride month happenings in the US: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jun/06/pride-month-lgbt-art-exhibitions-new-york-los-angeles

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Day against homophobia updates…

Here are a few sites to visit: https://dayagainsthomophobia.org https://metro.co.uk/2018/05/17/international-day-homophobia-transphobia-biphobia-events-uk-7553604/ http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2018/05/17/idahot-2018-international-day-against-homophobia-transphobia-and-biphobia http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/news-centre/speeches/2018/international-day-against-homophobia–transphobia-and-biphobia-a.html https://globaldimension.org.uk/event/international-day-against-homophobia/2018-05-17/ http://www.homophobie.org/en/

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia…

As an avenue to raise awareness on LGBT rights, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed annually on May 17th… Read about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_Against_Homophobia,_Transphobia_and_Biphobia

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Wider Views for More Equal Societies…

ROME, May 2 2018 (IPS) – Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished […]

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Victory for gay rights in T&T…

See the following articles from today’s news: http://newsday.co.tt/2018/04/12/historic-ruling-on-sexual-offences-act/  http://www.looptt.com/content/victory-high-court-against-buggery-laws 

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