News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Around 4.2 million girls at risk for Female Genital Mutilation says Guterres, stressing men must also speak out

    - UN News

    Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is an “abhorrent violation of fundamental human rights” said the UN Secretary-General on Monday, marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the scourge, which remains a threat for a staggering 4.2 million girls this year.

  2. Global Leaders Urge Participation in High-Level Financing Conference to Fund Education for 222 Million Crisis-Impacted Children

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Feb 03 (IPS) - The world is in the throng of a monumental, damaging, and unprecedented global education crisis. Wars, protracted conflict, extreme climate changes, hunger, COVID-19, and economic uncertainties are pushing children out of the education system.

  3. Senior UN Leaders Show Their Support to Afghan Women and Girls, Urge Taliban to Reverse Their Bans

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (IPS) - Recent visits to Afghanistan by senior-led UN delegations underscore the urgency to protect the rights of women and girls, including their access to humanitarian aid and their right to work.

  4. Afghanistan: Humanitarians await guidelines on women’s role in aid operations

    - UN News

    A UN-led group of humanitarians are hoping that the Taliban will allow Afghan women to again work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) on the ground following last month’s ban, four senior aid officials told journalists in New York on Monday. 

  5. Rahul Gandhis Long Walk Hailed, But Only Polls Will Determine Its Success

    - Inter Press Service

    GOA, INDIA, Jan 26 (IPS) - When countless supporters of the Indian National Congress, the main opposition party, arrive in Srinagar on January 30 to hoist the Indian flag, they would have walked 3,570 kilometres over 150 days.

  6. UN deputy chief reminds Taliban: Islam does not ban women from education

    - UN News

    The UN must present “a united front” in the fight for women’s rights in Afghanistan, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said after returning from a two-week country visit spanning several continents. 

  7. ‘Equal rights cannot wait’ on International Day of Women in Multilateralism

    - UN News

    The head of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday underlined the need to achieve gender equality globally and fight hate speech, particularly that which targets women and girls online. 

  8. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  9. Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future.

    Education is our investment in peace where there is war, our investment in equality where there is injustice, our investment in prosperity where there is poverty.

  10. ‘We are not afraid’: Indigenous Brazilian women stand up to gender violence

    - UN News

    Women from Brazil’s indigenous communities are particularly vulnerable to gender-based violence, but UN-backed initiatives, and a change in the law, are encouraging them to seek protection.

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