News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 6

  1. A Trump Doctrine of Hypocrisy

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - In his first address on the global stage of the General Assembly, United States' President Donald Trump touted an "America First" approach at the very institution that is meant to inspire collaboration between nations.

  2. Macron Defends Globalist Approach at UN General Assembly

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - French President Emmanuel Macron delivered a sombre speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19, denouncing Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing," and calling for better protection of refugees around the world.

  3. Aung San Suu Kyi: A Leader in Denial?

    Wednesday, September 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 20 (IPS) - After finally breaking silence with a much anticipated address on the ongoing crisis in Rakhine State, Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has disappointed the world as she refuses to acknowledge the plight of her country's Rohingya community.

  4. Out of Africa: Understanding Economic Refugees

    Tuesday, September 19, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Sep 19 (IPS) - Not a single month has passed without dreadful disasters triggering desperate migrants to seek refuge in Europe. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), at least 2,247 people have died or are missing after trying to enter Europe via Spain, Italy or Greece in the first half of this year. Last year, 5,096 deaths were recorded.

  5. Islamic Organization Promotes Cultural Rapprochement Between US & Muslim World

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    NEW YORK, Sep 18 (IPS) - The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), by virtue of its position of being the second largest international organization outside the UN system with 57 member countries comprising one fifth of the world population and covering Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas, is indeed an important actor in dealing with rapprochement between cultures, in particular rapprochement between the Muslim World and its international partners like the USA.

  6. Why Aung San Suu Kyi Chooses Silence

    Friday, September 15, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 15 (IPS) - On 23rd August, just days before thousands of Rohingyas began fleeing their homes from Rakhine State, Aung San Suu Kyi's recently appointed Rakhine Advisory Commission, established in 2016, submitted its final report. The engaging of an independent Commission, tasked with recommending newer ways of improving the lives of Rohingya Muslims, Myanmar's most deeply persecuted minority group, carried some weight of diplomacy.

  7. Secretary-General Talks Myanmar, Trump Ahead of General Assembly

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 (IPS) - In an environment full of major threats, countries must work together towards peace and stability, the Secretary-General said ahead of the General Assembly.

  8. Civilians ‘Direct Targets’ as Conflict Spreads in Central African Republic

    Thursday, September 14, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 14 (IPS) - Rape, torture, pillage, murder and forced displacement by the Union for Peace in Central Africa (UPC) rebel forces are the new horrifying realities faced by communities in Basse-Kotto, Central African Republic, according to the prominent London-based human rights group Amnesty International.

  9. Dear Nobel Laureate, 19 September is 144 hours too late

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017

    DHAKA, Sep 13 (IPS) -
     

    Dear Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi,

    We learned today that you will address the Rohingya issue via television in Myanmar on 19 September - over 144 hours from now.

  10. 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.

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