News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Put Survivors Front and Centre

    Thursday, June 20, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - Sexual violence is still all too common and continues to threaten peace and security worldwide. How can we do better? Put survivors at the centre.

  2. An Economic No-Brainer: Empower Women, Empower Economies

    Wednesday, June 19, 2019

    NEW YORK, Jun 19 (IPS) - As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and a leader in advocating for increased investment and action toward gender equality, Christine Lagarde helps Deliver for Good explore the steps needed to build sustainable financing & economic opportunities for girls and women.

  3. The Art of the Deal: What Trump May Teach Us

    Monday, June 17, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 17 (IPS) - Like any dealer he was watching for the card
    that is so high and wild
    he'll never need to deal another.

    -- Leonard Cohen Stranger Song

    A friend of mine who became wealthy as an art dealer but eventually lost his fortune told me: "Money isn´t everything, but it helps." This made me think of Donald Trump, who likes to describe himself as an entrepreneur, i.e. "owner of a business enterprise who, by risk and initiative, attempts to make profits."1 The keyword is profits. According to Trump, success is measured through wealth. Like chess and poker, entrepreneurship is about winning and losing. Trump characterizes people he dislikes as loserswhile he considers himself to be a winner.

  4. Dignity & Strength for Venezuelan Refugees & Migrants in Colombia

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    CÚCUTA, Colombia, Jun 13 (IPS) - Not long ago, 15-year-old Nelsmar attended a middle-class school in central Venezuela. That was before her family was uprooted by the economic and humanitarian crisis in her country, which has pushed nearly 3.9 million persons to migrate or flee, according to recent estimates of the Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela.

  5. The Storm is Over, But in Southern Africa, Cyclone Idai Continues to Rage for Women and Girls

    Thursday, June 13, 2019

    HARARE, Jun 13 (IPS) - In late March Cyclone Idai carved a path of devastation across Zimbabwe, Mozambique, and Malawi.  It was the deadliest cyclone to hit the region in more than a century, others have even referred to it as "Africa's Hurricane Katrina." More than 1,000 people were killed. Many more saw their homes, food crops, and even entire villages washed away.

  6. Championing Social Changes: A Tale of Two Women

    Tuesday, June 11, 2019

    MADRID, Spain, Jun 11 (IPS) - Karessa Ramos is Social Media Data Analyst for BBVA Microfinance Foundation based in Madrid.

    This is the story of two women who are positively transforming social norms in their respective societies, as part of the global movement towards gender equality.

  7. A Journey from a Small-Scale Farm to International Stage

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    LAGOS, Nigeria, Jun 10 (IPS) - Chinasa Asonye is CEO of Chileofarms, a women's farming collective.

    As a wife and mother in Nigeria who wanted to support my family and my community, I began my own farm in 2006. When I began, I never could have dreamed that just cultivating the earth would someday lead to my meeting government leaders, and traveling to meet other women from around the world doing their part to make a difference in their own communities.

  8. Mothers in the US Are Dying: What Are We Doing to Save Them?

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Jun 07 (IPS) - Juan Pablo Segura is Co-founder of Babyscripts, the leading virtual care platform for managing obstetrics.

    The maternal mortality rate in the United States is the highest of any developed country – and the rate is rising. The US is currently the most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.

  9. Empower Ocean Women

    Friday, June 07, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 07 (IPS) - Our oceans play a major role in everyday life, but they are in grave danger. To protect the ocean, we must look to a crucial, largely overlooked component: gender.

  10. We Won’t Achieve Gender Equality Until We Address the Lack of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

    Tuesday, June 04, 2019

    LILONGWE, Malawi, Jun 04 (IPS) - Mercy Masoo is Country Director, WaterAid Malawi

    Giving birth is a life changing moment for women. It can be - when women have a safe and caring environment, positive and empowering - a moment to find a previously untapped inner strength.

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