Friday, September 30, 2016
ATLANTA, Georgia, Sep 30 (IPS) - London's Waterloo Bridge over the River Thames is famously known as the "Ladies Bridge," for it was built largely by women during the height of World War II. On another continent, women fighting a different war have built an equally remarkable structure: a 3,300-meter anti-salt dyke constructed by a women's association in Senegal to reclaim land affected by rising levels of salt water.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
DHAKA, Sep 29 (IPS) - Like the living room of any proud family, the one in Ajoy Roy's house boasts photos of the eldest son, Avijit.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
, Sep 22 (IPS) - Five years ago, when Meliya Gumi's two daughters, Gifty* and Chaltu,* aged 16 and 18, migrated to Dubai and Qatar respectively, as domestic workers, everyone thought they were moving towards a better future. As a widowed mother of eight with little resources, living in the village of Haro Kunta in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, Gumi had a difficult time making ends meet.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Yazidi Nadia Murad - who survived being kidnapped and forced into sexual slavery by ISIL - was honoured by the UN on Friday September 16 for her work to help human trafficking survivors.
Monday, September 19, 2016
ROME, Sep 19 (IPS) - Although 20 million Muslims reside in Western Europe, establishing social harmony between the Muslim community and their European counterparts has proved exceedingly challenging.Much to the dismay of international humanitarian agencies and anti-racism activists,the language of exclusion and prejudice persists.
Friday, September 16, 2016
ROME, Sep 16 (IPS) - A recent research study "Bangladesh: Looking Beyond Garments" conducted by the Asian Development Bank ADB has revealed that the positive economic turnaround in Bangladesh is largely due the rising presence of women in the workplace.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 (IPS) - It was little-known Brazilian delegate Bertha Lutz who led a band of female delegates responsible for inscribing the equal rights of women and men in the UN Charter at the San Francisco Conference on International Organisation in 1945.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
Jinja, UGANDA, Sep 11 (IPS) - Mambera Hellem tells her friends and neighbours about all forms of contraception, yet despite their high HIV risk she knows many of the women she speaks to will not use condoms.
Tuesday, September 06, 2016
ALICANTE, Spain, Sep 06 (IPS) - Watching Christianity nearly a century–fundamentalist Christians fighting ritualistic Christians fighting secularism, generally moving fundamentalism–>ritualism–>secularism–maybe the same for Islam? Their similarities make "Islam right now" a repetition of Christianity; their differences shout, Watch Out! Let us see where this leads us.
Monday, September 05, 2016
UNITED NATIONS, Sep 05 (IPS) - Despite their prominence on the world stage, female political leaders like Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel are part of a tiny minority of women who have risen to the top of politics.
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