News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

Study Shows Shift in Level of Social Hostility Involving Religion

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Social hostilities involving religion have declined worldwide, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the Washington-based Pew Research Center.

Despite U.N. Treaties, War Against Drugs a Losing Battle

Thursday, February 26, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 26 (IPS) - As the call for the decriminalisation of drugs steadily picks up steam worldwide, a new study by a British charity concludes there has been no significant reduction in the global use of illicit drugs since the creation of three key U.N. anti-drug conventions, the first of which came into force over half a century ago.

Mobile Technology a Lever for Women’s Empowerment

Thursday, February 26, 2015

PARIS, Feb 26 (IPS) - Providing women with greater access to mobile technology could increase literacy, advance development and open up much-needed educational and employment opportunities, according to experts at the fourth United Nations' Mobile Learning Week conference here.

Indigenous Storytelling in the Limelight

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BERLIN, Feb 26 (IPS) - In recent years, the Berlin International Film Festival, known as the Berlinale, has established a European hub for indigenous voices across a number of platforms, including its NATIVe – A Journey into Indigenous Cinema series and Storytelling-Slams in which indigenous storytelling artists share their stories before opening the floor to contributions from the audience.

Human Rights in Asia and the Pacific: A “Regressive” Trend, Says Amnesty International

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - The cradle of some of the world's most ancient civilizations, home to four out of the planet's six billion people, and a battleground for the earth's remaining resources, Asia and the Pacific are poised to play a defining role in international affairs in the coming decade.

Analysis: Mega-Cities, Mortality and Migration, A Snapshot of Post-U.N. World Population

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 25 (IPS) - As the international community marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, one question worthy of some reflection is: Is world population better or worse off demographically since the establishment of the U.N.?

OPINION: Discrimination by Law

Monday, February 23, 2015

CAIRO, Feb 23 (IPS) - In November 2013, a Thomson Reuters Foundation survey ranked Egypt as the worst of 22 Arab states with regards to women's rights.

Analysis: Economic Growth Is Not Enough

Monday, February 23, 2015

NEW YORK, Feb 23 (IPS) - Recent new data show a worrying picture of Latin America and the Caribbean. Income poverty reduction has stagnated and the number of poor has risen — for the first time in a decade — according to recent figures from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Biogas Eases Women’s Household Burden in Rural Cuba

Friday, February 20, 2015

, Feb 20 (IPS) - On the blue flame of her biogas stove, it takes half as long for rural doctor Arianna Toledo to heat bath water and cook dinner as it did four years ago, when she still used electric power or firewood.

America and the Middle East after the Islamic State

Thursday, February 19, 2015

WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (IPS) - As the Congress ponders President Barack Obama's request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the "morning after" before they embark on another potentially disastrous war in the Levant.

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