News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Educating Children One Radio Wave at a Time

    Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 19 (IPS) - Nigeria's conflict has displaced more than a million children, leaving them without access to education. However, an innovative radio program aims to transform this bleak scenario.

  2. Halting Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism, Mission Impossible

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017

    ROME, Jul 18 (IPS) - While the business sector jumps for joy as the number of tourists grew in 2016 for the seventh consecutive year to reach 1.2 billion, and as the first four months of 2017 have registered 6 per cent increase, the sheer speed, abetted by technology, of an atrocious crime—the sexual exploitation of children in tourism, has, to date, out-paced all attempts to put an end to it.

  3. How to Achieve Universal Goals, Strategically

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Discussion around the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a list of 17 goals listed by the UN, was all the buzz in the conference rooms of UN headquarters this week.

  4. Civil Society on SDG Engagement: “We Are Not Guests”

    Monday, July 17, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 (IPS) - Showing up in record numbers, civil society groups are urging greater inclusion and accountability in sustainable development processes at a UN high level meeting.

  5. The Arab Youth Bulge and the Parliamentarians

    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    ROME/AMMAN, Jul 13 (IPS) - More than ever before, the Arab region now registers an unprecedented youth population growth while facing huge challenges such as extremely high unemployment rates --more than half of all regional jobless population--, and inadequate education and health provision, in particular among young women.

  6. Is Religion the New Colonial Frontier in International Development?

    Tuesday, July 04, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 04 (IPS) - A decade ago, it was difficult to get Western policy makers in governments to be interested in the role of religious organizations in human development. The secular mind-set was such that religion was perceived, at best, as a private affair. At worst, religion was deemed the cause of harmful social practices, an obstacle to the "sacred" nature of universal human rights, and/or the root cause of terrorism. In short, religion belonged in the ‘basket of deplorables'.

  7. Progress on World Hunger Has Reversed

    Monday, July 03, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 03 (IPS) - World hunger has increased, reversing years of progress, said a UN specialised agency.

    During its biennial conference held in Rome, Italy from 3-8 July, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) noted that the world is facing it's worst food crisis since World War II.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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