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  1. #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.

  2. Fear and Uncertainty Grip Rohingya Women in India

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    JAMMU, India, 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.In the semi-lit makeshift tent covered with strips of cardboard, five women sit in a huddle. As their young children, covered in specks of mud and soot, move around noisily, the women try to hush them down. Hollow-eyed and visibly malnourished, all the women also appear afraid.

  3. In Latin America “Me Too” Doesn’t Always Mean the Same Thing

    Tuesday, March 06, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, 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.From the Argentine slogan "Ni una menos" (Not one less)" to Colombia's "Now is not the time to remain silent", activism against gender violence has grown in Latin America since 2015, with campaigns that have social and cultural differences from the "MeToo" movement that emerged later, in 2017, in the United States.

  4. DRC: A Crisis the World Can No Longer Afford to Ignore

    Sunday, March 04, 2018

    KIKWIT, DR Congo, Mar 04 (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.The numbers are hard to fathom. Nearly two million people driven from their homes in 2017 alone. The worst cholera epidemic of the past 15 years, with over 55,000 cases and more than 1,000 deaths. Countless others killed, maimed or sexually assaulted.

  5. Rural Women Are Essential to the Struggle Against Hunger

    Saturday, March 03, 2018

    SANTIAGO, Mar 03 (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.Adelaida Marca, an Aymaran indigenous woman who produces premium oregano in Socoroma, in the foothills of the Andes in the far north of Chile, embodies the recovery of heirloom seeds, and is a representative of a workforce that supports thousands of people and of a future marked by greater gender equality.

  6. The Silent Victims of Domestic Violence in Georgia

    Friday, March 02, 2018

    ROME, Mar 02 (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.As a student in Rome, the closest event that left a mark in my life was the Women's March in the Italian capital. The march allowed me to contribute to the empowerment of women and to demonstrate that no woman is free-- even if one's rights are being violated. #MeToo.

  7. Women Peace Laureates Condemn Inaction on Rohingya “Genocide”

    Friday, March 02, 2018

    DHAKA, Mar 02 (IPS) - Nobel Laureates Mairead Maguire, Shirin Ebadi and Tawakkol Karman met with more than 100 women refugees in camps in the coastal Cox's Bazar region of Bangladesh this week, as well as travelling to the "no man's land" where thousands of Rohingya have been stranded between Myanmar and Bangladesh.

  8. Rise of Feminism & the Renewed Battle for Women’s Rights

    Friday, March 02, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 02 (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.
     
     
    Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini is co-founder & Executive Director of the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University.In 1909, the Socialist Party of America, in support of female garment workers protesting working conditions, designated March 8 as a day to honor women. By 1917, women in Russia were protesting for ‘bread and peace' against a backdrop of war. In recognition of that protest and women's suffrage in Soviet Russia, The International Socialist movement designated March 8 as International Women's Day.

  9. Inter Press Service Op-Ed Marking International Women's Day 2018

    Thursday, March 01, 2018

    ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, Mar 01 (IPS) - This is the first in a series of opeds -- by current and former senior UN officials and representatives of women's groups-- to mark International Women's Day, March 8.
     
     
    Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesinais President of the African Development BankInternational Women's Day is a call to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women and a reminder that globally, we are a long way from achieving gender equality.

  10. Culture of Deep-seated Denial of Sexual Violence in Sudan

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 28 (IPS) - Geraldine Boezio is the UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in ConflictAt the invitation of the Government of Sudan, I visited Sudan from 18 to 25 February 2018. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the situation, assess the challenges of addressing conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan, and establish constructive dialogue with national authorities in this regard.

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