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

  1. From Mali: A Lesson in Tolerance

    Wednesday, January 02, 2019

    Stockholm/Rome, Jan 02 (IPS) - We all adhere to generalizations. For example, while reading and speaking about Muslims and Christians, sweeping opinions might easily become prejudices, particularily if we do not know any individual behind the labels. When I some years ago was working for a Malian NGO, I met a marabout and a Christian who proved that devotees to different religions might find mutual support in their individual beliefs.

  2. The Adolescent Girl Holds the Key to Kenya’s Economic Transformation and Prosperity

    Monday, December 31, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 31 (IPS) - Teenage pregnancy in Kenya is a crisis of hope, education and opportunity.

    The countdown to a New Year has begun. Can 2019 be a year of affirmative action to ensure hope and opportunity for Kenya's adolescent girl?

  3. The Dark Shadows of Christmas

    Monday, December 24, 2018

    Stockholm/Rome, Dec 24 (IPS) - Christmas is expected to be a peaceful celebration of the birth of Jesus. A time to express love and care for one another. Jesus preached love and compassion, but also told us to be suspicious of imposters: "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep´s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves". Wolves are predators who disregard the suffering of their victims. A human wolf is an egomaniac ready to maim and murder, either to please himself or his master, often deluding himself by imagining he serves a higher purpose.

  4. Changing the Gender Bias in Agriculture

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    WAGENINGEN, the Netherlands, Dec 22 (IPS) - Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness.

  5. Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Dec 22 (IPS) - "In 2001 I was raped. I was 31 years old, had two university degrees and was still doing postgraduate studies, I had family, friends, a job. Many more resources than most rape victims have. Even so, it was the start of an ordeal whose scars I still feel today."

  6. Human Trafficking - Hidden in Plain Sight

    Friday, December 21, 2018

    DUBAI, Dec 21 (IPS) - The media globally tends to have a bias to negative, sensational and headline grabbing stories and events and this certainly applies to reporting related to human trafficking in the third world. With the abundance of stories around sweat shops, massage parlours and organ trafficking networks happening ‘somewhere else', the West is generally desensitised, lacks empathy and fails to fully appreciate the scale of the problem which sits right under their noses and in plain sight.

  7. Stemming Waste of Human Talent

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    ROME, Dec 20 (IPS) - IPS Director General's Year end message

    The year now closing, 2018, culminates an extraordinary period in the quest for a world where sexual harassment and assault are, as the words indicate they should be, rare and punished.

  8. ‘Men-streaming’ Women’s Economic Empowerment

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Dec 20 (IPS) - Most initiatives around Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) are largely myopic in their approach. Failure to recognise the role of men and masculinities in this context can pose a significant barrier to both women and men's economic well-being.

  9. Global Anti-Human Trafficking Coalition

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    BELGRADE, Serbia, Dec 18 (IPS) - Vladimir Bozovic is Advisor of Government of the Republic of Serbia

    Entire human history is one great struggle for freedom. To many, slavery is a synonym for something in the past, for transatlantic slave trade, but, unfortunately, slavery still exists in many different forms.

  10. Senior UN Official Resigns Undermining Sexual Abuse Charges

    Friday, December 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 14 (IPS) - The UN's heavily-hyped "zero tolerance" policy on sexual abuse is being ridiculed once again --– this time with the abrupt resignation of the head of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) who faced charges of sexual harassment and was the subject of an inquiry by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS).

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