Rotary to Honour Six “Global Women of Action”

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 2015 (IPS)

Rotary will honour six women members of Rotary clubs from around the world during the 2015 Rotary Day at the United Nations.
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Bangladesh Facing Tough Climate Choices

Twice a week, 20-year-old Kulsum Begam, a young mother of two, spends over three hours gossiping with the neighbours. Neither her husband nor his family raises any objections. In fact, they encourage the bi-weekly ritual, almost pushing her out [...] Read more »

Africa’s Senior Citizens Cornered By Poverty

Kenya has made tremendous steps towards ensuring that the elderly population does not slide into extreme poverty, hunger and, consequently, premature death. This comes amidst concerns that due to the breakdown of socio-cultural safety nets, [...] Read more »

Slow Progress in Gender Equality, Report Reveals

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage
UNITED NATIONS, Oct 20 2015 (IPS)

Although the status of women has improved in many areas over the last 20 years, progress continues to be slow, according to the UN’s Department for Economic and Social [...] Read more »

Social Programmes Here to Stay in Argentina

Above and beyond the uncertainty about the direction that Argentina’s economy will take after the Oct. 25 presidential elections, the government’s main social programmes, which have helped bring down poverty levels in the last decade, are [...] Read more »