News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. What Sub-Saharan African Nations Can Teach the U.S. About Black Maternal Health

    - Inter Press Service

    ABUJA, Jun 02 (IPS) - New research shows that Black mothers in the United States disproportionately live in counties with higher maternal vulnerability and face greater risk of preterm death for the fetus, greater risk of low birth weight for a baby, and a higher number of maternal deaths.

  2. Hopes for Renewal Dashed in Turkey

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jun 01 (IPS) - Turkey’s election hasn’t produced the change many thought was on the cards. Now women’s groups, LGBTQI+ people and independent journalists are among those fearing the worse.

    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has led the country for two decades, first as prime minister and then as president, prevailed in the 28 May runoff poll, taking around 52.2 per cent of the vote, with his opponent, Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu, on 47.8 per cent.

  3. Peru's Agro-Export Boom Has not Boosted Human Development

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, May 31 (IPS) - Peru’s agro-export industry is growing steadily and reached record levels in 2022. But this has not had a favorable impact on human development in this South American country, where high levels of inequality, poverty, childhood anemia and malnutrition persist, as well as complaints about the poor quality of employment in the sector.

  4. Uganda: Guterres voices deep concern as Anti-Homosexuality Act signed into law

    - UN News

    UN chief António Guterres is “deeply concerned” after Uganda’s president signed into law a punitive so-called “Anti-Homosexuality Act”, the UN Spokesperson said in a statement released late on Tuesday.

  5. UN chief strongly condemns DPRK spy satellite launch

    - UN News

    UN Secretary-General António Guterres has strongly condemned the latest satellite launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), his spokesperson said in a statement on Wednesday.

  6. Economic woes dash job prospects in low income countries: ILO

    - UN News

    Soaring debt levels compounded by high inflation and rising interest rates have dashed job-seekers’ hopes in developing countries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warned on Wednesday.

  7. IAEA chief outlines five principles to avert nuclear ‘catastrophe’ in Ukraine

    - UN News

    The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to unambiguously support five principles aimed at preventing a nuclear accident amid the war in Ukraine, now in its 15th month.

  8. Belarus: ‘Unprecedented level of repression’ must end, say UN rights experts

    - UN News

    A large group of UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Tuesday called on the Belarusian authorities to immediately release all those being held on “spurious charges”, simply for exercising their fundamental rights to peaceful assembly, association and expression, to be released without delay.

  9. Racism which scars societies, must be stamped out, forum for people of African descent hears

    - UN News

    Racism is a global problem, and every country must take a stance against it, General Assembly President Csaba Kőrösi said on Monday, addressing the latest meeting of a UN platform to improve the safety and quality of life of people of African descent worldwide.

  10. Fresh diplomatic gains must match action on the ground in Syria to end war

    - UN News

    Action on the ground must match diplomacy’s steadily advancing gains towards ending the 12-year-old war in Syria, where violence is once again, killing a growing numbers of civilians, the top UN official in the country said on Tuesday.

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