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

  1. Rohingya Refugees Left in Limbo One Year On

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    OSLO, Aug 22 (IPS) - Jan Egeland is Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council.

    Aid funding for refugee relief is running out while conditions are still not in place for the safe return of over 700,000 people forced to flee Myanmar to neighbouring Bangladesh after violence broke out one year ago.

  2. The Gender of Law: What the Mapping of Family Laws Reveals

    Tuesday, August 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Global Adviser, UN SDG Fund & UN Women High Level Working Group on Women's Access to Justice.

    Recent developments around the world give support to the idea of the #MeToo movement's transformative potential. A postmodernist claim was that the feminist movement was essentialist and that no one expression of feminism can be applicable to women of different ethnicity, cultural, or class identity. The #Me Too movement has found expression in different cultural traditions and helped to challenge this theory. 

  3. Children and Women with Disabilities, More Likely to Face Discrimination

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories on Disability inclusion.

    Children with disabilities are up to four times more likely to experience violence, with girls being the most at risk, according to the United Nations Children's Fund.

  4. Campaigns Promote Women’s Participation in Latin America

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10 (IPS) - An alternative network in Brazil promotes women's participation in elected offices with media support. This campaign, like others in Latin America, seeks to reverse a political landscape where, despite being a majority of the population, women hold an average of just 29.8 percent of legislative posts.

  5. 2017 Global Findex: Behind the Numbers on Bangladesh

    Friday, August 10, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Aug 10 (IPS) - Joep Roest is Senior Financial Sector Specialist, Inclusive Markets, Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP).

    On the face of it, the 2017 Global Findex shows that Bangladesh has made great strides toward financial inclusion since the previous Findex was released in 2014.

  6. The Legalization of Abortion in Argentina will Benefit Thousands of Women

    Wednesday, August 08, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Aug 08 (IPS) - The author of this oped, Nelly Minyersky, is a lawyer and family law specialist, writing for Amnesty International.

    We are at an historic moment in Argentina, a turning point in the path of women's rights.

  7. “Outrage is Appropriate, Surprise is Not”: Tackling Sex Abuse in the Aid Sector

    Monday, August 06, 2018

    LONDON, Aug 06 (IPS) - Jacqui Hunt* is Regional Director for Europe, Equality Now.

    A new report on the scale and extent of sexual abuse and exploitation in the aid sector should come as no surprise. It is now time for international agencies, including the UN, to step up and show some much-needed leadership to tackle this issue once and for all.

  8. Paid Leave In New Zealand For Victims of Domestic Violence Praised Globally

    Sunday, August 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 05 (IPS) - Domestic violence in New Zealand is one of the highest rates in the developing world and recent legislation there that gives victims of domestic violence 10 days of paid leave, without having to present any documentation in support, has been praised across the globe.

  9. Save the Children Warns Untraceable Minors in Italy May be Trafficked

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    ROME, Aug 02 (IPS) - Thousands of migrant minors placed in reception facilities upon arrival in Italy, as a first step in identification and later relocation into other structures for asylum seekers, are untraceable and feared trafficked.

  10. The Sun Powers a Women's Bakery in Brazil's Semi-arid Northeast

    Thursday, August 02, 2018

    POMBAL, Brazil, Aug 02 (IPS) - "The sun which used to torment us now blesses us," said one of the 19 women who run the Community Bakery of Varzea Comprida dos Oliveiras, a settlement in the rural area of Pombal, a municipality of the state of Paraiba, in Brazil's semi-arid Northeast.

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