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November 19th, 2010

tbtt_icon_enViolence against women is now taking new forms and occurring in online spaces or through the use of ICTs. As more and more women go online using computers and mobile phones, many are silenced through acts of violence, sexism and censorship. In most cases women do not know what to do to protect themselves against such violations. Nor are there adequate measures adopted by telecommunications companies, internet service providers and software developers to protect users’ privacy,  security and safety.

In order to explore and highlight issues of gender based violence, ICTs and the role of media, Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa and APC Women hosted a media discussion on November 17 entitled ‘Click Against Violence: Taking 16 Days of Activism Online’. Read more »

More about: Africa, Dissemination and networking, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content
November 11th, 2010
Isabel Green, Director of Nicaraguan Women Institute. Credit:IPS

Isabel Green, Director of Nicaraguan Women Institute. Credit:IPS

IPS Latin America, in collaboration with UNDP and Fundación Puntos de Encuentro, organised the national media seminar “Women, Work and Leadership in Nicaragua. Gender equity, a key development goal”.

The seminar, held on 3-4 November in Managua, analysed the implementation of the 3rd Development Goal in the country, with a focus on the issue of gender equality in the employment sector. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Projects
October 19th, 2010
15 October 2010, Rome - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf presenting his address during the World Food Day Ceremony, FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). Credit: FAO News.

15 October 2010, Rome - FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf presenting his address during the World Food Day Ceremony, FAO headquarters (Plenary Hall). Credit: FAO News.

On the occasion of World Food Week 2010 (October 11 – 15) IPS – Inter Press Service with the support of the Italian Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) invited leading journalists from Africa, Asia and Latin America to meet experts of the three Rome-based UN agencies, to discuss and exchange with them about the facts, trends, sources and news coverage opportunities around reporting food insecurity.

IPS organized a three-day training workshop with the involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP), providing a chance for journalists working in countries whose populations are directly affected by the food crisis to link with the unique global expertise found in Rome. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Dissemination and networking, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
October 19th, 2010

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South-South Learning on Social Protection”  is a new knowledge centre for social protection practitioners to exchange experiences across regions and countries. IPS has become a news partner of the initiative, contributing relevant news stories from across its global network. Social protection means policies and tools that help to protect the vulnerable including insurance, safety-nets and cash transfers.

The learning gateway has already featured IPS stories from Windhoek, Swaziland and Tshwane, South Africa as well as an article from the United Nations about how Brazilian social protection mechanisms have helped it to reach Millennium Development Goal one. The South-South focus of the gateway chimes with IPS’s own commitment to fostering South-South communication products and channels to accompany the new global geography of power. Read more »

More about: Africa, Asia & Pacific, Globalization and the South, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
September 20th, 2010

tvmdgsumcovWith just five years to go world leaders are gathering at the UN from 20 – 22 September to review progress and action towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals. In addition to news reporting from the Summit itself, from the countries most affected by poverty and hunger and from associated civil society actions like the Stand Up Against Poverty rallies, IPS is undertaking some specific initiatives.

Eight Goals through a Gender Lens is a special IPS TerraViva magazine produced with the support of UNIFEM and as part of the MDG3 Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality IPS programme supported by the Dutch MDG3 Fund. As well as hard copy distribution in New York to delegates, the magazine will be widely circulated by email and through the MDG3 partners and other women’s NGOs who contributed to a special supplement in the magazine. Read more »

More about: Global, Globalization and the South, Human rights and gender issues, Poverty & MDGs, Providing news and content, Sustainable development

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