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

  1. Myanmar RohingyaFace “Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing”

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 13 (IPS) - As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.

  2. Improved Fish Processing Brings Dramatic Gains for Women

    Tuesday, September 12, 2017

    MONGU, Zambia, Sep 12 (IPS) - Fishing is the capture of aquatic organisms in marine, coastal and inland areas. According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), marine and inland fisheries, together with aquaculture, provide food, nutrition and a source of income to 820 million people around the world, from harvesting, processing, marketing and distribution. For many, it also forms part of their traditional cultural identity.

  3. Dear Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    DHAKA, Sep 11 (IPS) - When you were finally able to accept your Nobel Peace Prize, you spoke eloquently of the ultimate aim of a world in which "every corner is a true sanctuary where the inhabits will have the freedom and the capacity to live in peace."

  4. Refugee Camps “bursting at the seams” in Bangladesh

    Saturday, September 09, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 09 (IPS) - A dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing Myanmar is placing a huge strain on already very limited resources in Bangladesh, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said.

  5. We Can Value Humanitarians Even if President Trump Does Not

    Wednesday, September 06, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 06 (IPS) - As we watch disasters unfold – the flooding in Houston, Texas as well as the floods in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal that have killed over 1,200 people – we are grateful for the many humanitarians who risk their lives to help others.

  6. More Than 18,000 Rohingya Flee as Violence Renews

    Friday, September 01, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 01 (IPS) - A surge in deadly violence in Myanmar has forced over 18,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee in less than one week, a migration agency said.

  7. To Be a Nigerian Migrant in Italy

    Thursday, August 31, 2017

    ROME, Aug 31 (IPS) - Bako* (24), a Nigerian migrant, stairs at new comers at an old, local Roman bar. Extremely polite, he asks for money. If you offer to him to buy some food instead, he immediately accepts.

  8. Alliance to the Rescue of 33 Million Latin American Rural Poor

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    SANTIAGO, Aug 29 (IPS) - "There are 33 million rural dwellers in Latin America who are still living in extreme poverty and can't afford a good diet, clothes or education, and we are not going to help them move out of poverty if we use the same strategies that worked 20 years ago," , FAO regional representative Julio Berdegué told IPS.

  9. Lebanon Joins Jordan and Tunisia in Fight Against Rapists Impunity

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    ROME, Aug 23 (IPS) - The top United Nations human rights official hailed the repeal of laws in Lebanon, Tunisia and Jordan that used to allow rapists to avoid criminal prosecution by marrying their victims.

  10. Jordan Abolishes Law Allowing Rapists to Avoid Prosecution

    Tuesday, August 22, 2017

    ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - In just three weeks time, two Arab countries adopted major steps to combat violence against women, with Jordan abolishing a law allowing rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims, while Tunisia adopting its first national law to prevent gender-based violence and provide support to survivors.

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