News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Roughly 9,000 women killed so far in Gaza war: UN Women

    - UN News

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    The Gaza conflict “is also a war on women”, who continue to suffer its devastating impacts, the UN agency championing gender equality has said.

  2. International Women’s Day, 2024; Support the Women and Girls Fighting for Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    GENEVA, Switzerland, Mar 01 (IPS) - This International Women’s Day (March 8) comes at a fiercely challenging moment. We can find inspiration, and hope, however, in the women and girls around the world who, often at great risk, are leading the fight for rights for everyone.

  3. From Gas to Ash: The Struggle of Nigerian Women Amidst Surging Cooking Gas Prices

    - Inter Press Service

    KWARA, Nigeria, Mar 01 (IPS) - One sunny mid-morning in Omu-Aran village, a community in Kwara State, North Central Nigeria, Iyabo Sunday sat beside a firewood stand observing her pot of beans with rice (a combination enjoyed by many in Nigeria).

  4. Greece: Another First for LGBTQI+ Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Mar 01 (IPS) - After almost two decades of civil society campaigning, Greece’s parliament has passed a law enabling same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. It’s the first majority-Orthodox Christian country to realise marriage equality.

  5. Female Genital Mutilation Continues Amid Sudans Conflict and Forced Displacement

    - Inter Press Service

    JUBA, Feb 27 (IPS) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) stands as one of the most egregious violations of human rights, particularly affecting women and girls worldwide. However, when conflict and forced displacement enter the equation, the horrors of FGM are exacerbated, creating a dire situation that demands urgent attention and action. Where instability and insecurity prevail, the prevalence of FGM often intensifies, exacerbated by factors such as displacement, poverty, and the breakdown of social systems.

  6. New Anti-Rape Crisis Centre Brings Hope for Sexual Abuse Survivors in Pakistan

    - Inter Press Service

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 21 (IPS) - Medical experts and women's rights activists are pinning hopes on the establishment of an anti-rape crisis centre for the provision of medical and legal aid to victims of sexual assaults in a timely manner will ensure convictions.

  7. UK urged to end ‘national threat’ of violence against women and girls

    - UN News

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    The United Kingdom must take action to end all forms of violence against women and girls, having labelled it a “national threat”, a UN independent human rights expert on the issue said on Wednesday.

  8. Women Biomass Producers: Energy’s Largest and Largely Invisible Workforce

    - Inter Press Service

    PARIS, Feb 19 (IPS) - The International Energy Agency (IEA) held its annual ministers meeting last week in Paris, marking the 50th anniversary of the world’s leading energy organization. Critical topics on the agenda included energy security issues linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, as well as advancing a clean energy transition to meet global climate change goals.

  9. Imperialism, Globalisation and Its Discontents*

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Feb 19 (IPS) - Imperialism continues to dominate the world. Globalisation is losing to some of its anti-theses, but imperialism still rules, increasingly by law, albeit in changing even contradictory ways.

  10. UN committed to help Somalia deliver ‘for its people’

    - UN News

    Somalia remains resilient and strongly committed to state-building but more is needed to sustain the gains made in the fight against terrorist insurgency, the UN Special Representative in the country told the Security Council on Monday.

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