News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 4

  1. 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.

  2. States Must Treat Refugees & Migrants as Rights Holders & Prevent Trafficking & Exploitation

    Monday, July 30, 2018

    GENEVA, Jul 30 (IPS) - Maria Grazia Giammarinaro* is UN Special Rapporteur on trafficking in personsStates around the world must act now to strengthen their efforts to prevent and combat trafficking in human beings, including by ensuring that victims and potential victims are considered and treated as rights holders.

    Many people who fall prey to traffickers are migrants, including refugees and asylum seekers, who have decided to leave their country for various reasons, such as conflict, natural disaster, persecution or extreme poverty.

  3. Latin American Migrants Targeted by Trafficking Networks

    Saturday, July 28, 2018

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jul 28 (IPS) - The rescue earlier this month of 12 Venezuelan and three Colombian women from a prostitution network that recruits migrants in Peru is an example of the complex web where migration and human trafficking often involve victims of forced labour and sexual exploitation.

  4. A Gender-Specific Approach To Counter-Terrorism

    Thursday, July 12, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 (IPS) - Understanding the different way that terrorists target women and how to prevent their recruitment could play a significant role in counter-terrorism efforts, and is gaining increased recognition among the international community.

  5. Family Planning Is A Human Right

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 11 (IPS) - It has been five decades since the international community affirmed the right to family planning but women still remain unable to enjoy this right, which is increasingly under attack around the world.

  6. Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress

    Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 11 (IPS) - Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rightsfamily planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year's World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right.

  7. Women Are Key to Fixing the Global Food System

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    NEW ORLEANS, United States, Jul 10 (IPS) - Danielle Nierenberg is Founder and President of Food Tank. Emily Payne is a food and agriculture writer based in New York.

    According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organizationwomen make up about 43 percent of the agricultural labor force worldwide, and in some countries they make up 80 percent of all farmers. In addition to tending crops, most women—particularly in the Global South—are also responsible for seed saving, animal husbandry, grain processing, and other tasks related to growing food. This is in addition to cooking, cleaning, and taking care of sick elders and children.

  8. Church and Conflict in South Sudan

    Tuesday, July 03, 2018

    JUBA, Jul 03 (IPS) - Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan's different churches have remained one of the country's few stable institutions, and in their workings toward peace, have displayed a level of inter-religious cooperation rarely seen in the world. 

  9. Community Work and Greenhouses Give a Boost to Women and Their Families in Peru’s Andes Highlands

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    CUSIPATA, Peru, Jun 30 (IPS) - At more than 3,300 m above sea level, in the department of Cuzco, women are beating infertile soil and frost to grow organic food and revive community work practices that date back to the days of the Inca empire in Peru such as the "ayni" and "minka".

  10. Savagery of Rapes of Minors

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Jun 22 (IPS) - Geetika Dang is an independent researcher; Vani S. Kulkarni is lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, USA; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon.) professorial research fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England, and Visiting Scholar, Population Studies Centre, University of Pennsylvania, USA).Rapes of minors surged from 16 per day in 2001 to 46 per day in 2016. As if this was not horrendous enough, their savagery adds to it.

    In 2016, 43.3% of the total female rape victims were minors. Around 13% of the minor female victims were of age 11 and below. The deceased victim in the Kathua rape case from a nomadic Muslim community was barely eight years old. Her crumpled body was found in a blood-smeared dress in January, 2018. A group of Hindu men lured her into a forest, kidnapped her, drugged her, locked her in a Hindu temple, gang-raped her and then strangled her.

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