Monthly Archive: November, 2011

Celebrity Power Boosts U.N.’s New Anti-Trafficking Campaign

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27, 2011 (IPS) – It happens every day across the globe, with many of its young victims lured by false promises into the world’s third most profitable criminal activity. This… Continue reading

Mobilising Men to End Violence Against Women

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 26 (IPS) – Since it launched in 1997, the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women has distributed more than 78 million dollars to 339 projects around the… Continue reading

That’s one smart cookie

A biscuit jar is a gift that just keeps on giving, writes Sandra Siagian. When Jillian Collins went searching for the perfect gift for her mother two years ago, she couldn’t find anything… Continue reading

Activists Tie Occupy Movement to Global Gender Rights

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (IPS) – On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25, a group of feminist organisations will unite to launch a campaign calling for… Continue reading

U.S. Leads Challenge to Ban on Cluster Munitions

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 (IPS) – Deliberations are underway for a United States-backed proposal to allow the continued use, production, trade and stockpiling of cluster munitions at the Fourth Review Conference of the… Continue reading

Rights Group Details Brutal Ongoing Crackdown in Homs

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 11 (IPS) – At least 587 civilians in Homs were killed by Syrian government forces between mid-April and August, the highest number of casualties for any single governorate, reveals a… Continue reading

Palestine Pushes On at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 9, 2011 (IPS) – Palestine plans to continue its bid to become a full member at the United Nations, even with the odds stacked against the Palestinians receiving the requisite… Continue reading

Occupy Activists, Union Leaders Find Common Cause

NEW YORK, Nov 7, 2011 (IPS) – When Mary Clinton, 25, joined other activists to help organise the Occupy Wall Street movement on Sep. 17, she never imagined the gamble would turn into… Continue reading

Haitian Cholera Victims Seek Reparations from U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 8, 2011 (IPS) – More than 5,000 Haitian cholera victims are seeking compensation, action and an apology from the U.N. and the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) for… Continue reading

Women Losing Ground in Economic, Political Equality

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 2, 2011 (IPS) – While gender equality ratios have improved in 85 percent of countries over the past six years, economic participation and political empowerment for women has failed to… Continue reading