News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 5

  1. Helping Women, Period

    Friday, March 09, 2018

  2. Women Lead the Fight for Housing in Brazil

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    RÍO DE JANEIRO/SÃO PAULO, Mar 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8, which this year has as a theme: "Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women's lives."Here we empower women and we do not tolerate domestic violence, which we treat as our own, not as an intra-family, issue," says Lurdinha Lopes, a leader of the squatting movement in Brazil.

  3. #MeToo & Security Resolution 1325

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    NEW YORK, Mar 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
     
     
    Mavic Cabrera-Balleza is Chief Executive Officer/International Coordinator, Global Network of Women Peacebuilders
    I am one of millions of women who posted #MeToo on social media. The call to post was like a flash of light that brought back vivid memories of cat calls, male colleagues making passes, lewd jokes, men rubbing their bodies against mine in packed buses and trains and a man in an act of public sexual self-gratification on the subway.

  4. Rural Women’s Empowerment -- the Road to Gender Equality & Sustainable Development

    Wednesday, March 07, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Mar 07 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
     
     
    Lakshmi Puri is a former UN Assistant Secretary-General & Deputy Executive Director of UN Women
    When we celebrate the International Women's Day (IWD) this year we shine the brightest light on the vast majority of women - especially in developing countries that live and work in rural areas and whose empowerment is about bringing the farthest left behind to the forefront of being the prime beneficiaries and drivers of sustainable development, peace and security, human rights and humanitarian action.

  5. A Fair Reflection? Women and the Media

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    PARIS, Mar 06 (IPS) - Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCOInformation and communication technologies have the potential to open up new worlds of ideas and the media - television, newspapers, advertising, blogs, social networks, film – is increasingly omnipresent in the lives of many of us. In line with one of the major themes of this year's Commission on the Status of Women, UNESCO is assessing how the media and ICTs shape the lives of women.

  6. Ensuring Equality & Inclusion Essential to Weed Out Roots of Extremism

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
     
     
    Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury is former UN Under-Secretary-General & High Representative for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States.
    In the next seven days two of the biggest events that drive the women's equality agenda will energize all well-meaning people of the world. The first on 8 March the International Women's Day will assert renewed energy for women's activism for peace, rights and development.

  7. Press for Progress: Women’s Equality & Political Participation

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 06 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
     
     
    Peter Kagwanja is former Adviser Government of Kenya (2008-2013) and currently the President and Chief Executive of the Africa Policy Institute.
    Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.
    March 8, 2018 International Women's Day offers another opportunity to reflect on the progress made towards gender equality and women's political rights.

  8. Promoting Green Growth to Meet Global Aspirations for Gender Equality

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    SEOUL, Mar 06 (IPS) - Dr. Frank Rijsberman is Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).

    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.The world has seen tremendous economic growth over the last decades, which has led to poverty reduction and increased welfare for millions of people. Environmental sustainability and social inclusiveness are key to the resilience of these gains and continued growth. "Leaving no one behind" as we navigate a shift towards green economies must be woven throughout the growth and development agendas.

  9. Everyone Stands to Gain When More Women take Top Positions in Businesses

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 06 (IPS) - This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8.
     
     
    Richard Barathe is Director of UNDP's Regional Hub for Latin America and the Caribbean
    Women's role in the workplace is at the heart the International Women's Day commemoration. Even though it first celebrated a demonstration by women workers in New York in 1857, it was the killing of nearly 150 young women workers in a sweatshop, engulfed by a massive fire in just 20 minutes, which marked the modern celebration of International Women's Dayin New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on 25 March 1911.

  10. #MeToo in the Global Workplace: Time to Connect the Dots

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    TORONTO, Mar 06 (IPS) - Laila Malik is Production Coordinator and Inna Michaeli is Coordinator at the Women Human Rights Defenders program at AWID: Association of Women's Rights in Development

    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of this year's International Women's Day on March 8. Since its explosion onto the social media landscape at the end of 2017, the #metoo movement has continued to gain global traction. Initially centred on powerful Hollywood women breaking decades of silence about sexual abuse and harassment in the industry, the conversation soon spread across global regions and sectors, from #YoTambien in the Spanish-speaking world to #balancetonporc in French.  From China to أنا_كمان# in Arabic. From national governments to universities to international developmentthe stories are grim, and their pervasiveness has been jarring.

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