News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Women Slowly Break Barriers in Bangladesh

    Friday, August 18, 2017

    DHAKA, Aug 18 (IPS) - When one thinks of Bangladesh, its political leadership naturally comes to mind as the leaders of the country's major parties are women, including the Prime Minister, the Opposition Leader and the Speaker of the National Parliament.

  2. Wonder Woman Should STILL be a UN Ambassador

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

    NEW YORK, Aug 15 (IPS) - I realize it's a lot easier saying this now after the film of the same name has come out and has taken over $400 million in US box office receipts. It is at present taken the 8th most revenue for a super hero comic book ever.

  3. Women Build Rural Infrastructure in Bangladesh

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

    DHAKA, Aug 13 (IPS) - Breaking all the social barriers and taboos, poor women in Bangladesh are now engaged in rural development works across the country as labourers.

  4. Why Breastfeeding Is One of the “Smartest Investments” for All Countries

    Tuesday, August 08, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 08 (IPS) - The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has released new findings on the economic gains—besides the obvious health benefits—of breastfeeding.

  5. Can the Gender Gap Be Measured in Dollars Only?

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    ROME, Aug 07 (IPS) - Until a decade or so ago, experts and world organisations measured the impact of natural and man-made disasters in terms of human losses. For instance, they would inform about the number –and suffering—of human beings falling victims of extraordinary floods, droughts, heat or cold waves, and armed conflicts. This is not the case anymore.

  6. World Still Lagging on Indigenous Rights 10 Years After Historic Declaration, UN Experts Warn

    Monday, August 07, 2017

    GENEVA / NEW YORK, Aug 07 (IPS) - The world's indigenous peoples still face huge challenges a decade after the adoption of an historic declaration on their rights, a group of United Nations experts and specialist bodies has warned. Speaking ahead of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples on 9 August, the group says States must put words into action to end discrimination, exclusion and lack of protection illustrated by the worsening murder rate of human rights defenders.

  7. “I’ll Tell You a Story” – Violence Against Women in Peru

    Friday, August 04, 2017

    LIMA, Aug 04 (IPS) - Domestic violence is alarmingly prevalent in Peru. Not only is it statistically more common than in other, more progressive cultures, but Peruvian women tend to accept it as simply a ‘part of marriage.'

  8. Gender Equality? It’s Still a Man’s World

    Thursday, August 03, 2017

    SAN FRANCISCO, California, Aug 03 (IPS) - Gender inequality is the greatest moral and social issue of our time -- and the world's most critical economic challenge. If half of the global population cannot fulfill their human potential, the world's economic growth will falter.

  9. “The Time is Now” to Invest in Youth, Girls

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - The demographic dividend: though not a new concept, it is one of the major buzzwords at the UN this year. But what does it really mean?

  10. UN Appoints Experts to DRC’s Kasai to Probe Harrowing Rights Abuses

    Thursday, July 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, appointed a team of three international experts yesterday to collect information and raise awareness about grave atrocities in the ongoing conflict in the remote Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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