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Plaidoyer pour une Ă©ducation inclusive pour tous

Posted on 07 February 2011 by admin

Par Koffigan E. Adigbli

Un enseignant dans une classe de fortune à  Madina  Daffé, un village de Casamance. Crédit: Mamadou Alpha Diallo/IRIN

Un enseignant dans une classe de fortune à Madina Daffé, un village de Casamance. Crédit: Mamadou Alpha Diallo/IRIN

DAKAR, 7 fĂ©v (IPS/TerraViva) – La Coalition en synergie des organisations de dĂ©fense de l’école publique au SĂ©nĂ©gal (COSYDEP) a tenu, mardi Ă  Dakar, une rencontre sur l’éducation inclusive, soulignant l’urgence de garantir l’accessibilitĂ© de l’école pour tous les enfants du SĂ©nĂ©gal et des pays en voie de dĂ©veloppement. Continue Reading


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Free Primary Education – If You Can Afford It

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.
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PERU: Unearthing Victims of the Christmas Massacre

Posted on 16 August 2010 by editor

Approaching the cave where the killers concealed the bodies. Credit:Ángel Påez/IPS

By Ángel Påez

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.
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MEXICO: Taking Fight for Decent Childcare to the Streets

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


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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”.

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RIGHTS: Defenders Under Sustained Attack Worldwide

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.
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