Multi-Faith Team Urges Repeal of Blasphemy Laws — in the Name of Religious Freedom — Global Issues

Independent UN human rights experts condemned the death sentence of a university lecturer charged with blasphemy in Pakistan, calling the ruling “a travesty of justice”. December 2019. Credit: UNICEF/Josh Estey Opinion by Soraya M. Deen, Christine M. Sequenzia (new york) Monday, September 12, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 12…

Chinese Fleet Threatens Latin America’s Fish Stocks — Global Issues

Only artisanal fishing is allowed in the waters surrounding the Galapagos Islands, where it is possible to catch large, valuable fish. The area is a marine reserve, a nursery of species for the eastern Pacific and is off-limits to industrial fishing. But its continental shelf is increasingly under siege by…

Gender Sensitization, Not ‘Romeo’ Policing Needed, say Activists — Global Issues

Activists have asked for gender sensitizing of the police, rather than the so-called Romeo squad. Source: Twitter by Mehru Jaffer (lucknow) Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Inter Press Service Lucknow, Jul 27 (IPS) – Romeo is a bad word in Uttar Pradesh (UP), India’s largest province with nearly 25 million people. While…