Menstrual health and hygiene are out of reach for poor girls and women in Latin America.

Young women in the Brazilian state of Bahia participate in an information campaign that also provides menstrual hygiene products. Poverty and lack of adequate information on this topic affects millions of girls, adolescents and adult women. CREDIT: Government of Bahia by Humberto Marquez (Caracas) Friday, May 26, 2023 Inter press service CARACAS, May 26 (IPS) … Read more

Climate change gets its day in court: global issues

Opinion: By Ines M Pusadela (Montevideo, Uruguay) Thursday, May 25, 2023 Inter press service MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 25 (IPS) – For global justice, the climate crisis has rightly made its way to the world’s highest court. On March 29, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of … Read more

How the Wagner group, mercenaries with a broader agenda, influence civil society.

Yevgeny Prigozhin (pictured here with fighters), the founder of the Wagner private mercenary group, claims that Bakhmut is now under Moscow’s control. However, Ukraine disputes his claims. By Fawzia Moodley (Johannesburg) Wednesday, May 24, 2023 Inter press service JOHANNESBURG, May 24 (IPS) – The Wagner Group, a shadowy mercenary group that has operated for years … Read more

BRAC International signs MoU with Rwanda to empower people in extreme poverty;

Jean-Claude Muhir, Rwanda Program Director of the BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative, a flagship program of BRAC International, and Local Government Permanent Secretary Samuel Dusengiumwa sign the MoU in Kigali, Rwanda. Credit BRAC UPGI. By Joyce Chimbi (kigali) Tuesday, March 21, 2023 Inter press service KIGALI, March 21 (IPS) – Against a backdrop of deeply painful … Read more