News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. The Role of Women’s Organisations in Crisis-Settings

    Monday, August 19, 2019

    BEIRUT, Aug 19 (IPS) - To mark World Humanitarian Day, we celebrate the overlooked women leaders who are first responders, unwavering advocates, and powerful change-makers in humanitarian emergencies.

  2. Forests, Food & Farming Next Frontier in Climate Emergency

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    TORONTO, Canada, Aug 16 (IPS) - The special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  on climate and land, launched last week, makes it clear that without drastic changes in land use, agriculture and human diets, we will fall significantly short of targets to hold global temperature rise below 1.5°C. 

  3. Women Pastoralists Feel Heat of Climate Change

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    NAIROBI, Aug 14 (IPS) - For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer and more intense heatwaves, and other extreme and unpredictable weather patterns.  But for women pastoralists—livestock farmers in the semi-arid lands of Kenya—climate change has forced drastic changes to everyday life, including long and sometimes treacherous journeys to get water.

  4. Mexican Women Use Sunlight Instead of Firewood or Gas to Cook Meals

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    VILLA DE ZAACHILA, Mexico, Aug 13 (IPS) - Reyna Díaz cooks beans, chicken, pork and desserts in her solar cooker, which she sets up in the open courtyard of her home in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of this town in southwestern Mexico.

  5. The Missing Women in Finance

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    Aug 13 (IPS) - Women comprise a very small proportion of the financial industry workforce, and this has implications on the way female clients use and benefit from financial services.

  6. Promoting Women's Safety in Latin America

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 13 (IPS) - Every year, over 12,000 women are killed in Latin America. The region is plagued by extremely high levels of violence, and a vacuum of state power persists. Public face of this violence is caused by paramilitary, guerrilla, gangs and armed groups. 

  7. To Uplift a Woman is to Uplift a Village

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Aug 10 (IPS) - Khadija Zuberi, 23, from Ruaha Mbuyuni village, Iringa in Tanzania's southern highlands is a single mother to her four-year-old son, Hashim.

  8. How India's Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Feel about Owning Their Own Land

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI/GADCHIROLI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - Kumaribai Jamkatan, 51, has been fighting for women's land rights since 1987. Though the constitution of India grants equal rights to men and women, women first started to stake their claim for formal ownership of land only after 2005–the year the government accorded legal rights to daughters to be co-owners of family-owned land.

  9. In the Midst of Conflict, India's Indigenous Female Forest Dwellers Own their Land

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    KORCHI/GADCHIROLI, India, Aug 09 (IPS) - Jam Bai, an Indigenous farmer from Korchi village in western India, is a woman in hurry. After two months of waiting, the rains have finally come and the rice saplings for her paddy fields must be sown this week while the land is still soft.

  10. The Nairobi Summit - Towards a Watershed Moment

    Thursday, August 08, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 08 (IPS) - In 2019 a female scientist created an algorithm that gave the world the first ever images of a black hole. Working with a team of astronomers, physicists, mathematicians and engineers, a young woman led the development of a computer program that in her own words enabled them to "achieve something once thought impossible."

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