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

  1. New Index Measures Empowerment & Inclusion of Women in Agriculture

    Friday, April 27, 2018

    ROME, Apr 27 (IPS) - The pilot version of a new index for measuring empowerment and the inclusion of women in agriculture was launched April 27 in Washington DC.

  2. Women Farmers in Peru Bring Healthy Meals to Local Schools

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    CHULUCANAS, Peru, Apr 26 (IPS) - Getting children and adolescents to replace junk food with nutritious local organic foods is the aim of a group of women farmers in a rural area of Piura, on Peru's north coast, as they struggle to overcome the impact of the El Niño climate phenomenon.

  3. Myanmar Unlikely to Resolve Rohingya Problem Without International Help

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    CANBERRA, Apr 25 (IPS) - Trevor Wilson is a retired Australian diplomat who served as Australian Ambassador to Myanmar from 2000-03, and has been Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University since 2003.The lead-up to the Australia-ASEAN Summit in Sydney on 16-18 March 2018 was characterised by widespread and well-publicised protests in Sydney against human rights abuses occurring in several ASEAN member countries – namely Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam.

  4. The Nowhere People: Rohingyas in India

    Wednesday, April 25, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Apr 25 (IPS) - A devastating fire in a shanty at Kalindi Kunj, a New Delhi suburb, that gutted the homes of 226 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, including 100 women and 50 children, has trained a spotlight on India's ad hoc policy on international migrants.

  5. Kidnapped, Abducted and Abandoned…

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Apr 24 (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.Kidnappings and abductions have soared since 2001. The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that their share in total crimes against women nearly doubled from 10% in 2001 to 19% in 2016. More striking is the fact that 11 women were kidnapped or abducted every day in Delhi in 2016. What these statistics do not reveal are brutal gang-rapes of kidnapped minors and women, multiple sales to husbands who treat them as animals, unwanted pregnancies, police inaction, and frequent abandonment with nowhere to go—not even to their maternal homes—because of the stigma of a being a "prostitute".

  6. The Gang Rape and Murder of an 8 Year Old Child in India

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 23 (IPS) - Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. Grotesque and barbaric, is the only way to describe the rape and murder of an 8 year old child, in a country where women and girls are traditionally revered as Goddesses.

  7. The UN tells private enterprise leaders that “Business as Usual Won’t Work”.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 11 (IPS) - As global citizens face an array of issues from unemployment to discrimination, affecting their livelihoods and potential, a UN agency called upon businesses to employ a new, sustainable, and inclusive model that benefits all.

  8. The Cover up Culture: Sexual Abuse & Harassment in the UN

    Monday, April 09, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 09 (IPS) - Peter A Gallo is a former investigator at the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS)*Under-Secretary-General Jan Beagle recently spoke at an event at the International Peace Institute on the subject of ‘Combating Sexual Harassment in the United Nations.' She spoke eloquently and coherently, but what she said, unfortunately, was largely an exercise in distraction and futility.

  9. India Cracks Down on Human Trafficking

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Apr 05 (IPS) - The Indian Union Cabinet has cleared the long-awaited Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, which proposes an imprisonment of 10 years to life term for those trafficking humans for the purpose of begging, marriage, prostitution or labour, among others. The bill will become a law once cleared by both houses of Parliament.

  10. Premarital Sex: Increasing Worldwide

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Joseph Chamie is an independent consulting demographer and a former director of the United Nations Population Division.Premarital sex, defined as voluntary sexual intercourse between unmarried persons, is increasing worldwide. While traditional values, religious instructions and the laws of some countries continue to prescribe abstinence until marriage, the rapid societal changes that have occurred across all regions during the past half-century have resulted in the growing prevalence and acceptability of premarital sex.

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