Monday , March 25th , 2019  

South-South Cooperation Now Triangulates with the North

How Many Journalists are Jailed in China? Censorship Means We Don’t Know

By Iris HsuTAIPEI, Mar 22 2019 – Reporting on China’s harassment of journalists has never been easy. Lately it’s been getting much harder, which suggests that conditions for the press could be worsening. At least 47 journalists were jailed in China at the time of CPJ’s 2018 prison census and I am investigating at least a dozen other cases, but the details are hard to verify....

Myanmar and China’s Bride Trafficking Problem

Women and girls from Myanmar are increasingly being trafficked as “brides” to China. Aung Ja* was 18 when a woman from Myitkina, northern Myanmar, convinced her to take a ‘factory’ job in China. She was rescued in 2017 and is taking part in a UN Women-supported trafficking prevention programme. Photo: UN Women/Stuart Mannion By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 22 2019 – Women...

The System, Youth and Democracy

By Roberto SavioROME, Mar 22 2019 – If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential and unable to update itself, the latest student march in more than 1,000 towns is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations and, in a totally demagogic gesture, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Community and an old political fox with...

The System, the Youth and Democracy

By Roberto SavioROME, Mar 22 2019 – If we ever needed a proof, to see how the political system has become self referent, and unable to update itself, the last student march, in more than 1.000 towns, is a very good example. Of course, politicians referred to it in declarations, , and the President of the European Community, an old political fox with a lot of mileage, Juncker, even kissed the...

‘We must all work together to defeat hatred and xenophobic discourse against the Other and nurture acceptance and empathy,’ say eminent panellists in a conference held at the UN

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Mar 22 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre)– The rise of exclusionary politics and xenophobic discourses can only be addressed by embracing diversity and promoting empathy between people, it was concluded in a panel debate held yesterday at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The meeting “Celebration of diversity: beyond tolerance the path towards empathy” was organized...

A New Window for Delhi’s Migrant Women & Girls

Young migrant women record a video during a digital media workshop aimed at building their skills and confidence. The training was conducted by WACC partner Ideosync Media Combine. Credit: Ideosync Media Combine By Marites SisonTORONTO, Mar 22 2019 – When the most devastating flood in Bihar’s history came in 1987, Renu Devi recalled that the rampaging waters and landslides had swept away...

South Florida’s Underserved Refugee Communities

Group of refugees supported by South Florida’s Refugee Assistance Alliance organization. By Rose DelaneyMIAMI, Mar 22 2019 – South Florida has long been known as a haven for refugees and migrants. Widely referred to as the “gateway to Latin America”, 1 in every 5 Florida residents is an immigrant. Significantly, the “sunshine state” welcomes 1,000 new settlers every day. At...

Bangladesh moves to stop siphoning off money by multinational companies

. By Fahad FerdousDHAKA, Bangladesh, Mar 21 2019 (IPS-Partners) (UNB/IPS) – Bangladesh is collecting data on international transactions of multinational companies to stop them from siphoning off money from the country. Dhaka ranked second in South Asia by Washington-based Global Financial Integrity (GFI) in terms of illicit outflow of money. Some $5.9 billion was siphoned out of the country...

Did a Backlash Against Trump Trigger Historic Highs for US Women in Politics?

Some of the US women legislators elected to office in November 2018 By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 2019 – The dramatic increase in women legislators voted into office last November and the historic high of women candidates for the 2020 presidential elections have visibly changed the male-dominated political landscape in the US. The reasons for the transformation include a growing new...