Myanmar mired ever deeper in crisis as human rights spiral backwards, warns Türk — Global Issues

“By nearly every feasible measurement, and in every area of human rights – economic, social and cultural, as much as civil and political – Myanmar has profoundly regressed,” he said. “Despite clear legal obligations for the military to protect civilians in the conduct of hostilities, there has been consistent disregard…

Rahul Gandhis Long Walk Hailed, But Only Polls Will Determine Its Success — Global Issues

It may be an election ploy but Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra has captured the imagination of many Indian commentators who hail its non-sectarian message. Source: BJY/Twitter by Mehru Jaffer (goa, india) Thursday, January 26, 2023 Inter Press Service GOA, INDIA, Jan 26 (IPS) – When countless supporters of the Indian…

Malaysias TVET Ecosystem in Need of All-of-Society Engagement — Global Issues

TVET students from Tech Terrain College in Malaysia visited as part of The Asia Foundation’s research work on improving technical and vocational education in the country . Credit: The Asia Foundation/ Whitney Legge Opinion by Nadya Subramaniam, Fauwaz Abdul Aziz (kuala lumpur, malaysia) Friday, January 20, 2023 Inter Press Service KUALA…

Top UN delegation tells Taliban to end confinement, deprivation, abuse of women’s rights — Global Issues

Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed, the Executive Director of UN Women, Sima Bahous, and the Assistant Secretary-General for UN political, peacebuilding and peace operations, Khaled Khiari, spend four days on a fact-finding mission in Afghanistan, to engage with Taliban leaders, and “underscore UN solidarity with the Afghan people”, according to a press release…

Afghan girls and women made focus of International Education Day: UNESCO — Global Issues

The agency announced on Thursday that it was dedicating the International Day of Education on 24 January, to the country’s women and girls.  “No country in the world should bar women and girls from receiving an education. Education is a universal human right that must be respected,” said Director-General Audrey…

How Innovative Farming Rescues Crises-Stricken Farmers in This Indian Village — Global Issues

Farmers inthe southern state of Karnataka, India, during training sessions for multi-cropfarming. The techniques have meant survival in the face of uncertain weathercaused by climate change. Credit: Umar Manzoor Shah/IPS by Umar Manzoor Shah (karnataka, india) Thursday, January 19, 2023 Inter Press Service KARNATAKA, INDIA, Jan 19 (IPS) – The South Indian…

Sri Lanka must ensure compensation for victims of 2019 terrorist attacks — Global Issues

Last week, the Supreme Court ordered the former President and three other senior officials to compensate the families of the victims because they had failed to prevent the tragedy.  More than 270 people were killed in the series of explosions at churches and hotels across the island nation.  A step…

Pakistans 10 Billion Dollar Flood Funding Question — Global Issues

A father and son remove their belonging from their flooded home in Taluka, Shujabad, District Mirpurkhas. Credit: RDF by Zofeen Ebrahim (karachi) Wednesday, January 18, 2023 Inter Press Service KARACHI, Jan 18 (IPS) – Experts question Pakistan’s 10bn USD funding for flood rehabilitation, asking if it wouldn’t have been better to…