Author: Tharanga Yakupitiyage

  • Family Planning Is a Human Right

    Family Planning Is a Human Right

    It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world. It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this […]

  • Raising the Profile on the Largest Environmental Issue of Our Time

    Raising the Profile on the Largest Environmental Issue of Our Time

    IPS correspondent Tharanga Yakupitiyage spoke to Robert Scholes, ecologist and co-chair of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) assessment, about land degradation and efforts needed to halt and reverse the catastrophe. Land degradation caused by human activities is occurring at an alarming rate across the world, and the cost will be steep […]