News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Experts decry measures to ‘steadily erase’ Afghan women and girls from public life

    - UN News

    Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, independent UN human rights experts warned on Monday.

  2. Kenyan Domestic Workers’ Doomed Voyage to the Gulf

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 14 (IPS) - Distress calls from vulnerable Kenyan women in Saudi Arabia experiencing mistreatment and torture at the hands of their employers went from 88 in 2019/2020 to 1,025 just one year later.

  3. Climate Action Incomplete Without Women's Contribution

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 12 (IPS) - Judy Wangari is one of an estimated 800,000 smallholder potato farmers who, according to the National Potato Council of Kenya, contribute at least 83 percent of the total potato production.

  4. Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Hygiene Challenge for Southern African Community

    - Inter Press Service

    Blantyre, Malawi, Jan 10 (IPS) - The toilets in the maternity wing of Namatapa Health Centre in the populous Bangwe Township in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial city, fell into disrepair a few years ago. So, pregnant women who come to deliver their babies and their guardians use two pit latrines.

  5. Truth as War Causality? The Case of Ethiopia

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 05 (IPS) - A brutal drama is unfolding in Ethiopia and it is difficult to find straightforward accounts of what is happening there. However, this does not prevent people from taking a unilateral stand for either of the factions involved in the disaster.

  6. Discriminatory Sexual Violence Laws in Latin America Stigmatize Adolescent Victims of Abuse

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 05 (IPS) - Across Latin America and the Caribbean there is a culture of impunity for perpetrators of sexual violence. Crimes against women and girls often go unpunished and under-reported due to societal misconceptions about victimhood and the nature of sex crimes.

  7. Once Tossed and Abused, Human Trafficking Survivor Finds Solace

    - Inter Press Service

    Goa, India, Jan 03 (IPS) - For over two decades, Nina tossed around like a leaf in a storm. While a teenager, she was lured into the sex trade, and pimps kept a huge chunk of the money that she earned as a sex slave. Nina was often bruised. Once, she refused sex with a man who did not want to use a condom. He beat her so severely that she had found it difficult to breathe.

  8. First Person: The entrepreneur helping Middle Eastern women enter the digital economy

    - UN News

    Mona Ataya, a Palestinian-Lebanese entrepreneur based in the United Arab Emirates, runs the largest online marketplace for mothers in the Middle East. In recognition of her achievements, she has been chosen as one of the six eTrade for Women Advocates for 2021-2022, by the UN trade agency, UNCTAD. 

  9. First Person: Combatting stereotypes to prevent violence against women in Azerbaijan

    - UN News

    Azerbaijani activist Maryam Majidova is fighting to improve gender equality in her country, and address the daily challenges faced by women and girls.

  10. Extraordinary Lives of Indian Muslim Women Documented

    - Inter Press Service

    Lucknow, India, Dec 23 (IPS) - It’s time the achievements of Indian Muslim women were documented to make their contribution to society visible, says international health and gender expert Dr Farah Usmani.

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