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

  1. Rohingya Exodus Is a “Major Global Humanitarian Emergency”

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 05 (IPS) - In less than four months, over 600,000 Rohingya refugees have fled brutal persecution in Myanmar to seek safety across the border in Bangladesh. They are now crowded into camps across a stretch of 30 kms in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern coastal region of the small South Asian nation.

  2. Rohingya Refugees Face Fresh Ordeal in Crowded Camps

    Tuesday, December 05, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Dec 05 (IPS) - Mariam Akhtar, 23, is desperately searching for her young daughter two weeks after arriving from Myanmar in Cox's Bazar, a southeastern coastal district in Bangladesh.

  3. New Safety Handbook by IAWRT

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    OSLO, Dec 04 (IPS) - Hopefully female journalists have read it by now "What if…? Safety Handbook for Women Journalists". The handbook, written by renowned safety trainer Abeer Saady, an Egyptian, and published by The International Association for Women in Radio and Televison (IAWRT), provides hands on tips on what to do when caught in a crossfire , when stopped at checkpoints, arrested during coverage, or kidnapped and held hostage.

  4. Empowering Women Improves Communities, Ensures Success for Generations

    Monday, December 04, 2017

    ROME, Dec 04 (IPS) - At an event held on October 29 at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gender Awards 2017, five countries were honored for impressive achievements in gender equality and women's empowerment despite harsh conditions and numerous daunting situational and societal obstacles. The five countries are Bangladesh, Mozambique, Colombia, Morocco, and Mauritania. The IFAD supported projects in these countries have ambitious goals for a more egalitarian future. To date these projects have successfully provided women with decision-making opportunities, skill training, and increased autonomy through the development of their own livelihoods.

  5. Lawmakers Impose Gender Parity in Argentina’s Congress, By Surprise

    Friday, December 01, 2017

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 01 (IPS) - It was an unexpected move by a group of women in the lower house of the Argentine Congress. At one o'clock in the morning, during a long parliamentary session, they demanded the approval of a stalled bill for gender parity in political representation. There was resistance and arguments, but an hour later, the initiative became law by a large majority.

  6. Six ‘Signature Solutions’ - New Development Plan for a New Era

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    ROME, Nov 30 (IPS) - While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same - to leave no one behind - the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them.

  7. Clicktivism & Real Life Activism Potent Instruments Against Sexual Violence

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    NEW YORK, Nov 29 (IPS) - It's the fifth day of the 16 days campaign on violence against women but I feel like the campaign started months ago because of the powerful #MeToo campaign. While I applaud this campaign, I have some thoughts that I believe could make this a truly global watershed moment in the fight against sexual and gender-based violence.

  8. “Every Day Is a Nightmare'

    Wednesday, November 29, 2017

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Nov 29 (IPS) - Parul Akhtar,* a Rohingya woman in her mid-twenties, may never wish to remember the homeland she and her children left about three weeks ago.

  9. “Ambition & Action” Needed to End Open Defecation

    Monday, November 27, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 27 (IPS) - What would life be like without access to a toilet? What if our waste was not properly disposed of?

  10. Education, Not Condemnation, Say Women Leaders Who Survived Violence

    Sunday, November 26, 2017

    INDIA/CAMEROON, Nov 26 (IPS) - Sally Mboumien remembers the day she pressed a steaming hot stone against her chest. In Bawock, the rural community of western Cameroon where she grew up, young girls often had their young, sprouting breasts flattened with a hot iron or a hammer or spatulas that had been heated over burning coals.

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