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  1. El Salvador’s Shameful Treatment of Women Who Miscarry

    Wednesday, March 28, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Mar 28 (IPS) - Jeannette Urquilla is executive director of Organización de Mujeres Salvadoreñas por la Paz (ORMUSA), the Salvadoran partner of Donor Direct Action, an international women's group.Mayra Veronica Figueroa Marroquin (34) was released from prison earlier this month after serving time for what she argued was a miscarriage. Her sentence was reduced from 30 years to the 15 years she had already spent behind bars.

  2. Accelerating Universal Health Coverage in Kenya-How do we get there?

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 (IPS) - Dr. Schultink is the UNICEF Representative to Kenya, Dr. Eggers is the WHO Representative to Kenya, Mr. Chatterjee is the UN Resident Coordinator to Kenya.The Government of Kenya has prioritized universal health coverage (UHC) in its Big 4 agenda over the next 5 years.This is a significant and perhaps the most important strategic priority. Why? Every year over a million Kenyans get trapped into poverty because of a catastrophic out of pocket payments due to health reasons.

  3. Sexual Abuse Where UN Chief has No Jurisdiction to Act

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - As sexual harassment charges in the UN system keep piling up, the UN Secretariat has a new administrative problem on its hands: accusations of sexual abuse in the New York office of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) whose members are elected by the 193-member General Assembly – but not answerable either to the Secretary-General or the President of the Assembly.

  4. Africa’s Corporate Boardrooms: Where are the Women?

    Monday, March 26, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - Africa Renewal is published by the UN's Department of Public Information.When a woman rises to the top rung of the traditionally all-male corporate ladder in Africa, it's front-page news because women's progress in business leadership on the continent continues to be achingly slow.

  5. A Pledge for Parity

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 (IPS) - With March marking Women's History Month, the debate over gender-based discrimination couldn't have reached its new peak at a more critical time.

  6. Dowry Death or Murder?

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Mar 19 (IPS) - Geetika Dang is Independent Researcher, India; Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; Raghav Gaiha is (Hon) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England.Dowry deaths rose from about 19 per day in 2001 to 21 per day in 2016. It is indeed alarming that the rise in dowry deaths is unabated despite greater stringency of anti-dowry laws. In 1961, the Dowry Prohibition Act made giving and taking of dowry, its abetment or the demand for it an offence punishable with imprisonment and fine or without the latter. This was an abysmal failure as dowries became a nationwide phenomenon, replacing bride price. More stringent laws followed. The Criminal Law Amendment Act in 1983 inserted a new section (498-A) to deal with persistent and grave instances of dowry demand and such offences were punishable with imprisonment extendable to three years. As cases of brutal harassment and dowry deaths continued to rise, another Act was passed in 1986, relating specifically to the offence of dowry death.

  7. The Role of Law Schools in Shaping Global Gender Justice

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 (IPS) - Rangita de Silva de Alwis is Associate Dean of International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Advisor, UN Sustainable Development Goals FundMarch 8th, 2018, International Women's Day, saw an extraordinary global mobilization for gender equality. In the last year, global movements for gender equality-- from marches to powerful grassroots organizing and viral social media campaigns, such as #MeToo and #TimesUp in the United States and other countries-- have galvanized the world's attention like never before.

  8. Helping Women, Period

    Friday, March 09, 2018

  9. Women Lead the Fight for Housing in Brazil

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    RÍO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO, Mar 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8, which this year has as a theme: "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives."Here we empower women and we do not tolerate domestic violence, which we treat as our own, not as an intra-family, issue," says Lurdinha Lopes, a leader of the squatting movement in Brazil.

  10. #MeToo & Security Resolution 1325

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
    Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is Chief Executive Officer/International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
    I am one of millions of women who posted #MeToo on social media. The call to post was like a flash of light that brought back vivid memories of cat calls, male colleagues making passes, lewd jokes, men rubbing their bodies against mine in packed buses and trains and a man in an act of public sexual self-gratification on the subway.

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