Full Gender Equality Almost 300 Years Away at Current Rate of Progress — Global Issues

At the current rate of progress, it will take up to 286 years to close gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws, Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS by Baher Kamal (madrid) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Sep 15 (IPS) – While women in rich societies are paid around 25%…

Lets Fight for What Counts to End AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria — Global Issues

Opinion by Winnie Byanyima (geneva) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service GENEVA, Sep 15 (IPS) – Next week, taking place alongside the UN General Assembly, President Biden hosts a financing summit in New York of such importance that it will determine if millions of people live, will shape the world…

Pakistan Flooding Shows ‘Adapting’ to Climate Change Can Be a Dangerous Illusion — Global Issues

A flooded village in Matiari, in the Sindh province of Pakistan. Credit: UNICEF/Asad Zaidi Opinion by Philippe Benoit (paris) Wednesday, September 14, 2022 Inter Press Service PARIS, Sep 14 (IPS) – One third of Pakistan is now under water. The scope of the destruction is difficult to fathom, not just the…

What Must COP27 Deliver? — Global Issues

A father and son remove their belongings from their flood-damaged home in Taluka, Pakistan. Credit: Research and Development Foundation (RDF) Opinion by Felix Dodds, Chris Spence (new york) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service With less than two months remaining before the next climate summit—COP27—begins in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, Felix…

What Does the African Continental Free Trade Agreement Hold for Women? — Global Issues

The rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS Opinion by Jemimah Njuki (nairobi) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Sep 13 (IPS) – Agnes Opus sells cereals in Busia, the border town between Kenya and Uganda. This…

Building Leadership for Teachers in the Developing World — Global Issues

Opinion by Simone Galimberti (kathmandu, nepal) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sep 13 (IPS) – If we truly want to re-imagine the role education can play in the decades to come, it is going to be indispensable to take drastic measures to elevate the role of teachers…

United We Stand to Achieve Sustainable Development — Global Issues

Opinion by Siddharth Chatterjee, Deepali Khanna (bangkok / beijing) Monday, September 12, 2022 Inter Press Service BANGKOK / BEIJING, Sep 12 (IPS) – The world today faces a future that is in peril. Our challenges have become more complex and interconnected, as we see the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, an…

Zambian Parliamentarians Tackle Population Issues to Improve Quality of Life for Citizens — Global Issues

Delegates from the Zambia All Party Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (ZAPPD) met in Lusaka to develop a strategic plan to tackle population and development issues. Credit: APDA by Cecilia Russell (johannesburg) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service Johannesburg, Sep 08 (IPS) – Parliamentarians play a decisive role in…