“There can be no social justice without promoting peace and enhancing equality,” says Executive Director of the Geneva Centre

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Feb 20 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre) – On the occasion of the 2019 World Day of Social Justice observed on 20 February, the Executive Director of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue ...

Wake Up and Smell the Organic Coffee

Dorianne Rowan-Campbell is an organic coffee farmer in Jamaica. Taking over her father’s farm in 1992 and turning it into an organic one was a huge risk at the time. However, she sustainably grows 1,800 coffee trees and harnesses nature to ...

Intricacies of a Broken System: A Convict’s Tale

By Rose DelaneyMIAMI, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) Inaccessible justice and socio-economic inequality act as core components of the United States criminal justice system. Thousands of individuals are denied their basic human rights and treated as a criminal ...

Reverse Engineering for SDGs

Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program on Sustainable Agriculture Management Team, FAO Ms. Loreta Zdanovaite, Partnerships Officer, Division of Partnerships, FAO By Kakoli Ghosh and Loreta ZdanovaiteROME, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) When young people ...

Attacks on Human Rights Defenders: A Daily Occurrence in Latin America

Some 50 human rights defenders from Latin America held a meeting at the Journalists Club in Mexico City to exchange strategies and analyse the challenges they face in the most lethal region for activists. Special rapporteurs on indigenous ...

Munich Security Conference – Old Question Marks in the Shadow of the Anthropocene

SIPRI Director on Armament and Disarmament Dr Sibylle Bauer discusses the future of arms control at the Munich Security Conference. By Dan SmithMUNICH, Germany, Feb 20 2019 (IPS) This year’s Munich Security Conference (the MSC), held on ...

Sexual Violence Surging in South Sudan

“There’s been very little accountability in South Sudan for what is chronic, endemic problem of sexual violence against women and girls,” the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says. Credit: Jared Ferrie/IPS By Tharanga ...

Mining Grabs Up Land, Deals Blow to Agriculture in Central America

The Geneva Centre issues a publication on the unprecedented rise of people on the move and one other on the role of the headscarf as a bridge between cultures and religions

By Geneva CentreGENEVA, Feb 19 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Geneva Centre) – Two new publications entitled “The Unprecedented Rise of People on the Move” and “Veiling/ Unveiling: The Headscarf in Christianity, Islam and Judaism” have been ...

Agribusiness Is the Problem, Not the Solution

By Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Feb 19 2019 (IPS) For two centuries, all too many discussions about hunger and resource scarcity has been haunted by the ghost of Parson Thomas Malthus. Malthus warned that rising populations would ...