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US Blasts Migrant’s Compact – Even as 180+ Countries Embrace it

Credit: IOM By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 2018 (IPS) As UN delegates met in Morocco to adopt a global compact to protect the rights and safety of refugees and migrants (GCM), ...

Communities Meet to Share and Discuss Experiences of Migration in Dakar

One thread is common through most of the discussions here. And it is that the youth resort to irregular migration in order to find work and better opportunities for themselves that ...

Chairman of the Geneva Centre: Education promotes unity in diversity and contributes to the enhancement of human rights

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Dec 10 2018 (Geneva Centre) Peace education is a vector for the promotion of unity and contributes to the enhancement of human rights, said the Chairman of the ...

U.N. Remains Defiant Amid Last Minute U-turns on Global Compact for Migration

In refugee camps at Dolo Odo, Ethiopia there is enough food for small markets to operate. One in every 70 people around the world is caught up in a crisis, including the refugee crisis, ...

70 Years since the Universal Declaration on Human Rights – Hope Against Hope

By HRH Prince Al Hassan bin Talal of the Hashemite Kingdom of JordanGENEVA, Dec 10 2018 (IPS) “Save the Children estimates that 84,701 children under five have died in Yemen from ...

Power and Sexual Abuse: The Danger of Doubling

By Jan LundiusStockholm/Rome, Dec 10 2018 (IPS) Several celebrities use their power to insult or take advantage of women. We read about sexual abuse from men like Harvey Weinsten, Bill ...

Sexual Harassment in Schools: The Urgency Of Revolutionized Sex Education

Credit: ‘Let’s talk consent/Drama Queens By Nana Akosua HansonACCRA, Dec 10 2018 (IPS) 14-year-old Fatima sat opposite me, a defiance to her body language, yet a vulnerability ...

Migrant’s Compact Mischaracterized for Political Reasons

By Alice ThomasMARRAKESH, Morocco, Dec 10 2018 (IPS) The fact that a handful of countries have indicated their intention not to come to Marrakesh to endorse the compact signifies how ...

Senegal Hosts Unique Community Events on Irregular Migration

At the Guédiawaye town hall in Dakar, Senegal’s capital, the community attends a unique community event – a film screening and a debate about irregular migration. Courtesy: ...

Water, an Environmental Product of Agriculture in Brazil

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