Rising above the Hate Online – Indian Muslim Women Speak Out

Indian member of parliament and actor, Nusrat Jahan has also been targeted. By Mariya SalimNEW DELHI, India, Oct 23 2020 – When a minority woman with an opinion doesn’t comply with stereotypes, she is targeted with online hate, says award-winning journalist and senior editor at The Wire, Arfa Khanum Sherwani in an exclusive interview with […]

Budgeting for a Better Future, for Every Child

A child is weighed at a ‘posyandu’ (community-level health post) in Sidorejo village, Central Java province, Indonesia. Credit: UNICEF/UNI350112/Ijazah By Joanne Bosworth and Jennifer AsmanNEW YORK, Oct 23 2020 – 2020 has not turned out as planned. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact populations around the world, governments have been forced to take a […]

COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus

A photo-collage. Credit: Peter Costantini. By Peter CostantiniSEATTLE, Oct 23 2020 – By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. That’s equivalent to a slightly higher toll than the 418,500 United States deaths in World War II, adjusted for relative population and duration. [See note below.] With four percent […]

Living with Drought: Lessons from Brazil’s Semiarid Region

By Mario OsavaRIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 23 2020 – No one died of hunger during the worst drought in Brazil’s semiarid ecoregion, between 2011 and 2018, in sharp contrast to the past when scarce rainfall caused deaths, looting, a mass exodus to the South and bloody conflicts. Social programmes such as Bolsa Familia (family grant), […]

Can Agroecology Feed the World?

Credit: KMP in the Philippines, supported by the Agroecology Fund By Elena L. PasquiniROME, Oct 23 2020 – Producing food and ensuring nutrition security, protecting the environment and restoring biodiversity, building sustainable and fair food systems: That’s the promise of agroecology. It is a dream? Or an economically feasible model that can feed a growing […]

GGGI and SEA to develop four mitigation activities generating ITMOs in energy, waste, and manufacturing

By PRESS RELEASESEOUL, Republic of Korea, Oct 23 2020 (IPS-Partners) Following the cooperation agreement signed in December last year for the Mobilizing Article 6 Trading Structure (MATS) Program, the Swedish Energy Agency (SEA) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) have agreed to further develop four mitigation activities with the goal of completing transactions of […]

EndSARS Protest: Majority Condemns Killings and Offers Free Calls To And From Nigeria

HOUSTON and STOCKHOLM, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — We are deeply saddened and concerned about the police brutality against protesters in Nigeria, which has already resulted in the deaths of at least 56 people, and urge President Muhammadu Buhari to end the violence. As a company that is proud to support our Nigerian community […]

‘The Sahel – a Microcosm of Cascading Global Risks Converging in One Region’

The crisis in the Sahel has been further exacerbated by both climate change, as well as the current coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS By Samira SadequeUNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 2020 – The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability […]

Mahatma’s Non-Violence: Essence of Culture of Peace for New Humanity

Credit: United Nations By Ambassador Anwarul K. ChowdhuryHONOLULU, Hawaii, Oct 22 2020 – I will begin by presenting to you excerpts from the message from UN Secretary-General António Guterres on the International Day of Non-Violence. I quote: “In marking the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, this International Day highlights the remarkable power of non-violence and peaceful […]

DraftKings and Peermont Launch PalaceBet in South Africa

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) and Peermont Hotels, Gaming and Resorts, a leading South African gaming and hospitality group, today announced the successful recent launch of PalaceBet (PalaceBet.co.za), a mobile and online sportsbook powered by DraftKings' cutting–edge B2B sports betting technology. "This collaboration brings together two organizations committed to […]

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