News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

Menstrual Health and Vitality: Breaking the Silence, Stemming the Flood

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

GENEVA, May 23 (IPS) - Menstruation matters to everyone, everywhere. But it still matters so much more to women and girls, who have historically been asked to bleed in stoic silence so that no one even knows they have their period.

Truth or Delusion?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

DAYLESFORD, Australia, May 23 (IPS) - One inevitable outcome of the phenomenal violence we all suffer as children is that most of us live in a state of delusion throughout our lives.

Reflections on 2017 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Monday, May 22, 2017

GENEVA, May 22 (IPS) - More than 7 billion people live on this planet spread among 7 continents, 194 states of the United Nations (UN) and numerous other non-self-governing territories. The world is made up of a mosaic of people belonging to different cultural and religious backgrounds. Our planet has been a cultural melting pot since time immemorial.

A Grisly Tale of Children Falling Easy Prey for Ruthless Smugglers

Monday, May 22, 2017

ROME, May 22 (IPS) - Don't read this story if you are a parent or have children relatives. It is the bloodcurdling story of over 300,000 unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who are just a small part of millions of children that are innocent, easy prey for smugglers and human traffickers worldwide.

An Untold Economic Success Story in Syria

Thursday, May 18, 2017

AMMAN, Jordan, May 18 (IPS) - Hidden almost literally under the rubble of the civil war in Syria is an economic success story that is rarely told. Hanan Odah is a thirty-year-old Palestine refugee living in Jaramana refugee camp in Damascus. She supports her multiply displaced family of three from a thriving micro-enterprise venture. Her husband was killed in the conflict, but she refused to submit to despair and dependency on her parents.

Sexual Violence as a “Threat to Security and Durable Peace”

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 17 (IPS) - Sexual violence is increasingly used as a tactic of terrorism and thus must be addressed as a peace and security issue, officials said at a United Nations Security Council meeting.

Indonesia's Trial and Verdict by Omission

Friday, May 12, 2017

JAKARTA, May 12 (IPS) - Remove one word in the narrative. You hit your target with a two-year jail sentence.

Gender Equality Can Save Women’s Lives in Disasters - We must not miss the opportunity to set this right

Thursday, May 11, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 11 (IPS) - Later this month, the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) will take place in Mexico. This meeting provides an important opportunity to reboot global progress on embedding gender equality in disaster risk management and redress deadly exclusion.

Concerns Arise Over Freed Nigerian Abductees, Thousands Still Missing

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

UNITED NATIONS, May 10 (IPS) - Following the release of over 80 missing schoolgirls, human rights groups have expressed concerns about their rights and future.

African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in ‘Slave Markets’ in Libya

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

ROME, May 09 (IPS) - Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day ‘slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating.

Web feed for Women’s Rights news headlines