NICARAGUA: Caribbean Women Face Double Discrimination

MANAGUA,Mar 20(IPS)-The first criminal prosecution for racialdiscrimination in Nicaragua, in response to a complaint broughtby a woman lawmaker in the Central American Parliament(PARLACEN), has focused attention on the segregationist treatmentof indigenous and Afro-Caribbean women in the Caribbean coastalregions.

Q&A:‘‘The Market Is Not God And We Are Not At Its Mercy’’

CAPE TOWN,Mar 20(IPS)-Churches from South Africa and Germany arecritically interrogating neoliberal globalisation in a processthat they want to take up to United Nations level and also totheir congregations‘‘to build responsibility among people forwhat is happening in their world’’.

RIGHTS-BURMA: Junta Lets UN Continue Helping Muslim Rohingyas

BANGKOK,Mar 20(IPS)-For now, the United Nations’refugee agency hasbeen given breathing room to operate in a western corner ofmilitary-ruled Burma, where humanitarian programmes offer somecomfort to the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority.




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