Put an end to period poverty. global issues

Period poverty, or the inability to afford menstrual products, is a serious problem, especially in developing countries, a problem that girls and women face every month, and the focus of Menstrual Hygiene Day, which is celebrated every year on May 28. “I’m happy to come to work here because I get to meet and work … Read more

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

Officials warn about “death sentences” in Iran. BC

WARNING: This story contains sensitive and sad content. Caution is advised. A heart-wrenching video of a young Iranian girl begging authorities to spare her a day before her execution at Salmas prison in northwest Iran has gone viral amid a surge in executions in the country. Her father, Abdullah Khan-Muhammad, was hanged despite his daughter’s … Read more

A young woman is sparking a 3D printing revolution in The Gambia. global issues

Opinion: By Abdul Baji (Banjul, The Gambia) Thursday, May 11, 2023 Inter press service BANJUL, The Gambia, May 11 (IPS) – In the heart of The Gambia, a brave young woman named Fatu Juka Darbor is blazing a trail for women fueled by her fiery passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). His remarkable … Read more

Parliamentarians Ask G7 Hiroshima Summit to Support Human Security and Vulnerable Communities — Global Issues

Parliamentarians attending the Global Conference of Parliamentarians on Population and Development Toward the 2023 G7 Hiroshima Summit. Credit: APDA by Cecilia Russell (johannesburg) Tuesday, May 09, 2023 Inter Press Service JOHANNESBURG, May 09 (IPS) – Parliamentarians from more than 30 countries agreed to send a strong message to the G7 Hiroshima Summit in Japan later this … Read more

Mexico. Families of missing persons join volunteer search teams Political news

Tijuana, Mexico – A convoy of Mexican law enforcement vehicles drove through the dusty roads of Valle de Las Palmas near the Mexico-US border, escorting a busload of volunteers armed with shovels and dressed to brave the sweltering heat. A group of about 30 volunteers, including relatives of the missing, were preparing to make their … Read more

America’s illegal immigration problem. global issues

Source: TRAC Syracuse University. Opinion: By Joseph Chami (Portland, USA) Wednesday, May 03, 2023 Inter press service PORTLAND, USA, May 03 (IPS) – About 225 million people from around the world would like to immigrate permanently to the United States. But given America’s current policy, relatively few of them will be able to do so … Read more

Tuberculosis risk factors exacerbated by climate change. global issues

A doctor talks to a tuberculosis survivor at a clinic in Manila, Philippines. Credit: Getty Images for TB Alliance by Ed Holt (Bratislava) Tuesday, May 02, 2023 Inter press service BRATISLAVA, May 02 (IPS) – Although there is no established causal link between climate change and tuberculosis (TB), studies have begun to highlight the potential … Read more