Posted on 07 February 2011 by admin
Par Koffigan E. Adigbli
Un enseignant dans une classe de fortune Ă Madina DaffĂ©, un village de Casamance. CrĂ©dit: Mamadou Alpha Diallo/IRIN
DAKAR, 7 fĂ©v (IPS/TerraViva) – La Coalition en synergie des organisations de dĂ©fense de lâĂ©cole publique au SĂ©nĂ©gal (COSYDEP) a tenu, mardi Ă Dakar, une rencontre sur lâĂ©ducation inclusive, soulignant lâurgence de garantir lâaccessibilitĂ© de lâĂ©cole pour tous les enfants du SĂ©nĂ©gal et des pays en voie de dĂ©veloppement. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 January 2011 by editor
Students at Motshane Primary School, Mbabane. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS
MBABANE, Jan 19, 2011 (IPS) – The new school year opened with hope – and hunger – in Swaziland this week: an estimated 140,000 orphans and vulnerable children are among the small, eager faces in the mountain kingdom’s classrooms. Poverty and the AIDS pandemic threaten to make an early mark on the next generation.
Posted on 16 August 2010 by editor
Approaching the cave where the killers concealed the bodies. Credit:Ăngel PĂĄez/IPS
By Ăngel PĂĄez
LIMA, Aug 12, 2010 (IPS) – The families of 40 villagers murdered in Peru on Christmas Day in 1984 are camping out next to the eight graves in which their loved ones were buried, to keep watch over the slow, painful process of exhuming the bodies, a task that is being carried out by the public prosecutor’s office.
Posted on 10 June 2010 by editor
Groups of promoters hit the streets, putting stickers on cars and collecting signatures. Credit:Daniela Pastrana/IPS
By Daniela Pastrana
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico, Jun 10, 2010 (IPS) – “Sometimes I feel sad when things don’t go ahead as well as I would like them to, but we have no alternative but to keep on trying,” says Lourdes Almada, a Mexican sociologist and activist for children’s rights, as she drives her pickup truck in Ciudad JuĂĄrez. Continue Reading
Posted on 25 January 2010 by editor
Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
By Anwarul Chowdhury (*)
NEW YORK, Jan (IPS) On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, in December 1998, a group of civil society organisations launched a global campaign for the universal recognition of the human right to peace. They called upon all “to prevent violence, intolerance, and injustice in our countries and societies in order to overcome the cult of war and to build a Culture of Peace”.
Posted on 16 January 2010 by editor
Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. Credit: HRW
By Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, Jan 20, 2010 (IPS) – Abusive governments around the world escalated their attacks against local human rights defenders and other independent monitors during 2009, according to the 2010 edition of Human Rights Watch’s annual ‘World Report’ released here Wednesday.