News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 3

  1. UN Urges Comprehensive Approach to Sexuality Education

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    PARIS, Jan 10 (IPS) - Close to 10 years after its first edition, a fully updated International Technical Guidance on Sexuality Education published today by UNESCO advocates quality comprehensive sexuality education to promote health and well-being, respect for human rights and gender equality, and empowers children and young people to lead healthy, safe and productive lives.

  2. The data revolution should not leave women and girls behind

    Tuesday, January 09, 2018

    OTTAWA, Canada, Jan 09 (IPS) - If there is one political principle that has been constant throughout the history of human civilization it is the fact that land is power. This is something that is particularly true, and often painfully so, for women who farm in Africa.

  3. The Creeping Commodification of Feminism

    Monday, January 08, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 08 (IPS) - As the 62nd Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations in New York draws near, women from every corner of the world will convene to focus on the theme of CSW 2018: Challenges and Opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. One of the major inquiries in this theme is women's economic empowerment.

  4. Marooned in Bangladesh, Rohingya Face Uncertain Future

    Wednesday, January 03, 2018

    COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Jan 03 (IPS) - Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugee women from Myanmar are currently living in the cramped camps along Bangladesh Myanmar border. Victims of sexual and physical violence in the Rakhine state, women have been disproportionately affected by this crisis and these women's perils are far from over in the host country as they continue to face multifaceted challenges.

  5. Religion: Between ‘Power’ and ‘Force’

    Wednesday, January 03, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 03 (IPS) - In 1994, Dr. David R. Hawkins wrote a book positing the difference between power and force (Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior - the latest revised version came out in 2014).

  6. Moralist Upsurge in Brazil Revives Censorship of the Arts

    Tuesday, January 02, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 02 (IPS) - It is not yet an official policy because censorship is not openly accepted by the current authorities, but de facto vetoes on artistic expressions are increasing due to moralistic pressures in Brazil.

  7. Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity Must be Brought to Justice

    Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    GENEVA, Dec 20 (IPS) - On the occasion of the 2017 International Day of Human Solidarity observed on 20 December, the Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassim calls for peace for and human solidarity with, the Rohingya minority in Myanmar.

  8. Rise of Teenage Pregnancy Deters Development Goals

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, Dec 19 (IPS) - A few years ago, someone shared a video with me that deeply impacted me. It was called "The Girl Effect". In three minutes, the video demonstrates the fate of millions of girls and teenagers around the world.

  9. Production Diversity, Diet Diversity and Nutrition in Sub -Saharan Africa

    Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    NEW DELHI, Dec 19 (IPS) - Lack of diet diversity is viewed as the major cause of micronutrient malnutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa. Imbalanced diets resulting from consumption of mainly high carbohydrate based-diets also contribute to productivity losses and reduced educational attainment and income. Consequently, micronutrient malnutrition is currently the most critical for food and nutritional security problem as most diets are often deficient in essential vitamins and minerals. In Tanzania, for example, most rural and urban households consume mainly staples as their main food, which are high in carbohydrates, but low in micronutrients and vitamins. Staple food items increase energy availability but do not improve nutritional outcomes if not consumed together with micro-nutrient rich foods.

  10. Water, Water Everywhere, Costs More Than You Might Think

    Monday, December 18, 2017

    WASHINTON DC, Dec 18 (IPS) - Without reliable access to water, human beings cannot survive. Yet 3 out of 10 people do not have a safely managed water supply, and 6 out of 10 lack safely managed sanitation. Over 2 billion people drank water that was fecally contaminated in 2015, and the World Bank estimates that the annual cost of poor sanitation is in excess of $260 billion annually.

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