Thursday, 13 June 2013

IPS: June 13 2013

OP-ED: In South Sudan, Ending Child Marriage Will Require a Comprehensive Approach 
Agnes Odhiambo 
Akech B. loved to study and dreamed of becoming a nurse. But when she was 14, her uncle who was raising her forced her to leave school to marry a man Akech described as old and gray-haired. The man paid 75 cows as dowry for Akech. He was already married to another woman with whom he had several ... MORE > >

Putting Uganda’s Working Kids Back in School 
Amy Fallon 
Children around the world may complain about attending school and doing their homework, but not 14-year-old Raya*. For two years she was forced by her illiterate parents to spend every day, rain or shine, selling sugar cane from the family garden to customers on the streets of Entebbe, about 35 km ... MORE > >

‘Happy Prostitutes’ AIDS Campaign Sparks Debate 
Fabiana Frayssinet 
Happiness, the subject of endless philosophical discussions, has now become the focus of controversy in an HIV/AIDS prevention campaign aimed at prostitutes in Brazil. The campaign chief has been booted out and a further question has been raised: What are the limits of popular participation in the ... MORE > >

Zanzibar’s Encroaching Ocean Means Less Water 
Erick Kabendera 
Khadija Komboani’s nearest well is filled with salt water thanks to the rising sea around Tanzania’s Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar. And until recently, the 36-year-old mother of 12 from Nungwi village in Unguja on the northernmost part of Zanzibar, spent most of her day walking to her nearest ... MORE > >

Globe Less Peaceful Than Five Years Ago – Report 
Jim Lobe 
The world - especially the Greater Middle East – has become less peaceful than it was five years ago, according to the 2013 edition of the annual Global Peace Index (GPI) released here Tuesday by the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP). Consistent with that trend, the Index also found that ... MORE > >

Q&A: U.N. Looks to High Seas to Alleviate Food Crisis 
Thalif Deen 
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) is convinced there is sufficient global capacity to produce enough food to adequately feed the world's seven billion people. Dr. Palitha Kohona. UN Photo/Mark Garten But despite progress made over the last two decades, says FAO, some 870 million ...MORE > >

Labour Violations Under Tight Wraps in Thailand 
Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau 
Next time you visit Walmart and throw that packet of frozen shrimp in your shopping cart, pause a moment. The shrimp would most likely have travelled from Thailand, the world’s top exporter of seafood since 2004, where reports of abuse of migrant workers have recently cast an unflattering shadow ...MORE > >

OP-ED: Are We at the Tipping Point for Ending Hunger and Malnutrition? 
David Nabarro 
Author Malcolm Gladwell draws on the science of epidemiology in his book "The Tipping Point" to explain how ideas spread through a population, in the same way as an infectious disease can proceed from a few cases to a full-blown pandemic. Dr. David Nabarro. Credit: UN Photo/Joao Araujo ... MORE > >

How to Close Latin America's Rich-Poor Chasm 
Cydney Hargis 
Latin American governments have increasingly been working to lessen inequality in the region, but new data suggests their efforts vary widely in quality and impact. Latin America has for decades been considered one of the world’s most unequal regions, with chasms between the richest and poorest ...MORE > >

Q&A: Women Hardest Hit by Growing Austerity Measures 
Thalif Deen 
The widespread financial crisis in Europe, and its negative fallout in the developing world, has triggered severe austerity measures worldwide. At least nine countries - Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic and Spain - are reportedly phasing out or ... MORE > >

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