News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Putting the Spotlight on Women Migrant Workers

    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 24 (IPS) - Migrant workers, and their economic contribution to the development of both the country of origin and the host country, have caught the eye of governments and policymakers worldwide.

  2. Sexual Violence Fuels Vicious Recruitment Cycle in Congolese Militia

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the active recruitment of young girls by armed militias has produced disastrous effects—facing social stigma when they're freed, many girls find their way back to these violent groups and rejoin them.

  3. Men Who Commit Femicide to Lose Rights Over Their Children in Argentina

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 16 (IPS) - In January 2008, Rosana Galliano was shot to death in Exaltación de la Cruz, a rural municipality 80 km from Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires. Her ex-husband, José Arce, who was sentenced to life in prison, had hired hitmen to kill her.

  4. Women, Still Major Victims of Sharp Disparities at Workplaces

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    ROME, Jun 15 (IPS) - Reducing gender disparities at workplaces by 25 per cent by 2025 could inject nearly 5.8 trillion dollars into the global economy and boost tax revenues, according to a United Nations, ahead of the UN Labour Organization's Summit on "A better future for women at work" on June 15.

  5. Global Coalition Calls for Withdrawal of SDGs Progress Report

    Wednesday, June 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 14 (IPS) - A report on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) fails to capture the the true picture of water challenges and the UN must withdraw it, said a global civil society coalition.

  6. When Women Have Land Rights, the Tide Begins to Turn

    Monday, June 12, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Jun 12 (IPS) - In Meghalaya, India's northeastern biodiversity hotspot, all three major tribes are matrilineal. Children take the mother's family name, while daughters inherit the family lands.

  7. The “Shocking” Reality of Child Marriage in the U.S.

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 08 (IPS) - While stories of child marriage are commonly associated with the Global South, lesser known are the cases closer to home: in the United States.

  8. What Future for 700 Million Arab and Asian Youth?

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    ROME, Jun 08 (IPS) - With a combined population of around 400 million inhabitants, 22 Arab countries are home to nearly 300 million youth--that's 1 in 3 people. Meantime, there are other 400 million youth living in Asia and the Pacific. In both regions, these 700 million young people aged 15–24 years account for up to 60 per cent of world's youth population. What future for them?.

  9. In Volatile Times, the U.A.E. calls for Tolerance

    Thursday, June 08, 2017

    MIAMI, Jun 08 (IPS) - With terror attacks on the increase worldwide, there are more people today who believe that it has something to do with the religion of Islam.

  10. Solar Tents Improve Nutrition in Highlands Villages in Bolivia

    Wednesday, June 07, 2017

    PHUYUWASI, Bolivia, Jun 07 (IPS) - In this remote highlands valley community in central Bolivia, a group of Quechua indigenous women have learned how to combat the intense frosts and the shortage of water in solar tents, and to use what they grow to prepare nutritious new meals for their families.

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