News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 2

  1. Changing the Gender Bias in Agriculture

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands, Dec 22 (IPS) - Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness.

  2. Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 22 (IPS) - "In 2001 I was raped. I was 31 years old, had two university degrees and was still doing postgraduate studies, I had family, friends, a job. Many more resources than most rape victims have. Even so, it was the start of an ordeal whose scars I still feel today."

  3. Human Trafficking - Hidden in Plain Sight

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    DUBAI, Dec 21 (IPS) - The media globally tends to have a bias to negative, sensational and headline grabbing stories and events and this certainly applies to reporting related to human trafficking in the third world. With the abundance of stories around sweat shops, massage parlours and organ trafficking networks happening ‘somewhere else', the West is generally desensitised, lacks empathy and fails to fully appreciate the scale of the problem which sits right under their noses and in plain sight.

  4. Stemming Waste of Human Talent

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    ROME, Dec 20 (IPS) - IPS Director General's Year end message

    The year now closing, 2018, culminates an extraordinary period in the quest for a world where sexual harassment and assault are, as the words indicate they should be, rare and punished.

  5. ‘Men-streaming’ Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (IPS) - Most initiatives around Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) are largely myopic in their approach. Failure to recognise the role of men and masculinities in this context can pose a significant barrier to both women and men's economic well-being.

  6. Global Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec 18 (IPS) - Vladimir Bozovic is Advisor of Government of the Republic of Serbia

    Entire human history is one great struggle for freedom. To many, slavery is a synonym for something in the past, for transatlantic slave trade, but, unfortunately, slavery still exists in many different forms.

  7. Senior UN Official Resigns Undermining Sexual Abuse Charges

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped "zero tolerance" policy on sexual abuse is being ridiculed once again --– this time with the abrupt resignation of the head of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) who faced charges of sexual harassment and was the subject of an inquiry by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

  8. Political Commitment Key to Health for All

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 12 (IPS) - One of my proudest accomplishments as the former UN secretary-general was playing a part in the ambitious global agenda for sustainable development (SDGs), including the goal of universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030.

  9. A Migrant Turned Saviour of Others

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 11 (IPS) - Seven years ago, when Cameroon began experiencing inter-regional conflict, Armand Loughy, a 55-year old Cameroonian psychiatrist, strapped her youngest child on her back and with her five other children embarked on the dangerous Journey from Cameroon towards Rabat, Morocco's capital. They fled the deteriorating security situation in Cameroon, looking for a better life.

  10. Undermining Human Rights of Women Trapped In Sex Trade

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    NEW YORK, Dec 11 (IPS) - Jessica Neuwirth is founder of Donor Direct Action, an international organization which partners with women's groups working to end commercial sexual exploitation on the front lines around the world.

    Seventy years ago, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was signed in the Palais de Chaillot in Paris. Following two devastating world wars the United Nations General Assembly set out a brand new vision of human rights that the world could agree on going forward. It is still the benchmark by which most modern-day human rights organisations live.

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