News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. India’s Trinity of Challenges

    Friday, March 27, 2020

    NEW DELHI, Mar 27 (IPS) - The exigencies of combatting the coronavirus pandemic on a war-footing -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a nationwide stay-at-home lockdown for 21 days to break the chain of transmission -- has certainly deflected attention from equally pressing challenges confronting India.

    The nation's capital witnessed horrific communal violence when the US President was visiting India, triggering international outrage, including from the South. The economy also deserves attention as growth has been decelerating since 2016-17. With the virus shock, the pace of expansion will contract as the economy shuts down and slides into recession.

  2. COVID-19 in the Time of Insecurity

    Thursday, March 26, 2020

    AMMAN, Jordan, Mar 26 (IPS) - Humankind has outlived multiple pandemics in the course of world history. The kingdoms and states of Central and Western Europe abolished the institution of serfdom once it had become clear that medieval rule in the aftermath of devastating pestilence would founder without ending the dependency and servitude that characterized the Dark Ages.

    The vulnerability of entire nations to the risk of total collapse in the absence of widespread access to the most basic healthcare in the Spanish Flu spurred governments to build the public health systems that have made the progress and development of the last hundred years possible. If the past is prologue, then continuity and survival command that we change.

  3. “In the Beginning was the Word”: Why Covid-19 Renders Words even more Powerful

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 25 (IPS) - I was able to take office as the secretary general to the largest global interfaith organization – Religions for Peace - with interreligious councils (IRCs) composed of senior-most religious leaders representing their religious institutions, in 90 countries, and 6 regional IRCs, a week before we had to ask all employees to work from home, in compliance with New York State law.

  4. Djibouti Intensifies Awareness-raising Efforts Against FGM

    Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    MBABANE, Mar 24 (IPS) - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is still widely practised in the African country of Djibouti. Despite efforts by the government and development agencies to curb this practice, culture, tradition and religion continue to slow down progress.

  5. Women & Climate: Planting a Global Forest in a Connected World

    Monday, March 23, 2020

    NEW YORK and TORONTO, Mar 23 (IPS) - In January of this year, Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, shocked much of the world when they announced they would be stepping down from their roles as senior royals.

  6. Never Give up on Women’s Rights – Edna Ismail

    Friday, March 20, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 20 (IPS) - For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto SawoIsmail recalls her mother's devasting experiences which impacted on her own life's choices.

  7. Gender 'Could be Coronavirus Key'

    Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Mar 17 (IPS) - Analysing how coronavirus impacts genders differently could be key in fighting the disease, say public health experts.

  8. I Am Generation Equality: Storytelling for Equality

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 16 (IPS) - When you flip through grade one Bangla school textbooks there is very little written about the progress women have made in Bangladesh since the Beijing Conference for Women in 1995.

  9. Norms and Prejudices are Still Holding Women Back

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Mar 13 (IPS) - Two profound incidents happened the week of International Women's Day.

  10. A Woman Peacebuilder’s Reflections on Beijing+25 & the Generation Equality Forum

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 13 (IPS) - Where are the women and youth peacebuilders in the Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum processes?

    Their absence raises serious questions about the effectivity and coherence of the work of the UN on gender equality since armed conflict is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

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