Stories written by Tressia Boukhors

Rights Groups Warn Against Diluted Arms Trade Treaty

After a week of tense negotiations, a United Nations preparatory committee concluded a final round of talks on Friday to define the rules of procedure for a global Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which is expected to be finalised in July this year.

Q&A: War Crimes Court Should Strengthen Victims’ Participation

Most of the cases brought before the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) include gender-based crimes, but advocates say the court is still falling short in ensuring that women play an active role in decision-making and outreach at the highest levels.

Janaina Stronzake, activist and coordinator for Brazil's Landless Workers Movement (MST) Credit: Tressia Boukhors/IPS

Q&A: “Food Is Not a Business, But a Human Right”

Rural women and small-scale producers play a key role in providing food security and food sovereignty, but many large multinational corporations threaten that progress by undermining populations' independence when it comes to food.

Photojournalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand Credit: Tressia Boukhors/IPS

Q&A: Environmental Awareness Through Imagery

Through photo and film, French photojournalist Yann Arthus-Bertrand aims to demonstrate the environmental impacts of human activity and to raise public awareness about environmental issues.

Daniel Griswold Credit: Courtesy of Daniel Griswold

Q&A: “After 50 Years, the Embargo on Cuba Has Failed”

Cuba is urging the U.N. General Assembly to again condemn the U.S. embargo during its 66th session this week, in an annual ritual that has been a political and moral victory for the socialist nation but with little real impact.

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