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

  1. Latin American Rural Women Call for Recognition and Policies

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    LIMA, Oct 12 (IPS) - This article forms part of IPS coverage of International Rural Women's Day, celebrated Oct. 15.Rural women in Latin America play a key role with respect to attaining goals such as sustainable development in the countryside, food security and the reduction of hunger in the region. But they remain invisible and vulnerable and require recognition and public policies to overcome this neglect.

  2. Are you a believer?

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    Cologne Area, Germany, Oct 12 (IPS) - Heike Kuhn is Head of Division - Human rights; gender equality; inclusion of persons with disabilities at the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, GermanyDo you believe in God, Allah, Elohim, or do you think that religion is "the opium of the people" as Karl Marx called it in his work "A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right"? Either way, whatever religion you belong to, believe in, practice or do not practice, it is always your personal choice. To be precise: it is a human right.

  3. When Gender Parity Knocks at the UN Door, Does Merit Fly Out of the Window?

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 11 (IPS) - As gender empowerment gathers momentum, both inside and outside the United Nations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to announce shortly a set of new proposals to improve UN human resources policies-- specifically aimed at increasing gender and geographical diversity within the Secretariat.

  4. EU & UN Join Mexico to Eradicate Violence against Women & Girls

    Tuesday, October 02, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 02 (IPS) - Antonio Molpeceres is the UN Resident Coordinator in Mexico and Klaus Rudischhauser is the EU Ambassador to Mexico.Violence against women and girls is one of the most serious, globally widespread, deep-rooted and normalized human rights violations. The statistics are shocking: at least one in three women worldwide has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually by a family member or an intimate partner.

  5. Entrepreneurial about Gender Equality

    Monday, October 01, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 01 (IPS) - Hong Joo Hahm is Deputy Executive Secretary and Officer-in-Charge of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).Asia and the Pacific needs more women entrepreneurs. Women's economic empowerment and gender equality depend on it, as does the inclusive economic growth needed to achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. This drives a new initiative by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, generously supported by Global Affairs Canada, focused on improving women entrepreneurs' access to finance in our region.

  6. More Women Owning Agricultural Land in Africa Means Increased Food Security and Nutrition

    Sunday, September 30, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - Despite women being key figures in agriculture and food security, gender inequality is holding back progress towards ending hunger, poverty, and creating sustainable food systems. 

  7. Muslim Allies In the Fight Against Extremism

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Abe Radkin is International Coordinator of the Global Hope Coalition.With the rise of violent extremism worldwide has come the stereotyping of an entire religion. In many countries and across many borders, Muslims have been vilified for events they are just as outraged at.

  8. It’s Not Complicated: UN Must Clarify Immunity

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 26 (IPS) - Paula Donovan is Co-Director of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue CampignThe UN's youngest entity, UN Women, announced last week that a senior official, Ravi Karkara, had been found guilty of sexual transgressions against an unspecified number of men after a 15-month internal investigation. Newsweek reported that "at least" eight made accusations against him. Karkara's punishment? Dismissal.

  9. Ethiopian Domestic Workers Battle for Survival in Saudi Arabia

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Sep 21 (IPS) - Marjani F, 44, spent 8 years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital working as domestic help. "My husband was killed by the military after being accused of organizing a protest. I have four children and there was no way I could pay the bills staying there," she says.

  10. Experts Call For Global Momentum on Gender Parity

    Friday, September 21, 2018

    NAIROBI, Sep 21 (IPS) - The world's most important meeting is underway in New York, providing yet another opportunity for world leaders to discuss a wide array of issues such as peace, security and sustainable development. And experts stress that the role of women in peace, security and sustainable development cannot be over-emphasised.

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