Saturday , May 25th , 2019  

SENT FOR HOUSE WORK: MANY TRICKED INTO SEX WORK

Illustration: SHARARA ZAHEEN By Zyma IslamMay 24 2019 (IPS-Partners) Little-educated women from remote villages find themselves sold as sex-workers in the Middle East, because neither the government nor recruiting agencies can authenticate foreign employers seeking housemaids. Her home is two boat rides away from central Narsingdi—first, a boat drops you off on the outermost banks of the char,...

Class Analyst: Global Income Inequality

Credit: IMF By Chris WelliszWASHINGTON DC, May 24 2019 – As a child growing up in Communist Yugoslavia, Branko Milanovic witnessed the protests of 1968, when students occupied the campus of the University of Belgrade and hoisted banners reading “Down with the Red bourgeoisie!” Milanovic, who now teaches economics at the City University of New York, recalls wondering whether his own family...

Will the Rohingyas ever return to Myanmar?

Rohingya refugees gather near the fence in the ‘no man’s land’ between Myanmar and Bangladesh. PHOTO: PHYO HEIN KYAW/AFP By Mahmood HasanMay 24 2019 (IPS-Partners) Since the massive exodus of Rohingyas from Rakhine to Bangladesh in 2017, a lot has been written and said about the plight of these unfortunate people. After nearly two years, it appears that the outraged world community has forgotten...

The UN Has Failed Civilians

Syrian mother and child near Ma’arat Al-Numan, in a photo dated 2013. A collapse in waste management services, often disrupted due to fighting, can also lead to contamination and health risks, posing a challenge not only for civilians still living in Syria but also for those who wish to return. Credit: Shelly Kittleson/IPS By Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, May 24 2019 – Despite...

The World Made Promises to Women and Girls, We Must Fulfil Them

A mother and her infant in Kenya. Credit: @UNFPAKenya By Monica JumaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 2019 – In 1994 the International Conference and Population and Development (ICPD) was hosted in Cairo by the Government of Egypt. Twenty-five years later, Kenya is ready to convene the ICPD “Nairobi Summit” in November 2019. The Programme of Action endorsed and adopted at the historic Conference...

Report Reveals Mounting Pressure on Zambia’s Environmental Resources

Sol-Gel to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Investor Conferences in June

NESS ZIONA, Israel, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sol–Gel Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLGL) ("Sol–Gel" or the "Company"), a clinical–stage dermatology company focused on identifying, developing and commercializing branded and generic topical drug products for the treatment of skin diseases, today announced the company's participation in the following...

Women & Youth Remain Politically Underrepresented in Africa’s Most Populous Nation

Women queue during Nigeria’s presidential election at Capital School polling unit, in Yola. Credit: Reuters By Ulrich Thum and Lena NoumiABUJA, Nigeria, May 23 2019 – Two months after the general elections in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, things are back to normal. The incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, a 76-year-old general and former military Head of State, clearly defeated...

YPO Global Pulse Survey Finds the Customer is Always Right

NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives, conducted a survey of its members in over 130 countries to get their latest thoughts on innovation and its implications for the future of their businesses. YPO's 2019 Global Pulse Innovation Survey, conducted between 29 April through 6 May 2019 with more than...

YPO Global Pulse Survey Finds the Customer is Always Right

NEW YORK, May 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — YPO, the premier global leadership organization for more than 27,000 chief executives, conducted a survey of its members in over 130 countries to get their latest thoughts on innovation and its implications for the future of their businesses. YPO's 2019 Global Pulse Innovation Survey, conducted between 29 April through 6 May 2019 with more than...