News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Pronatalism on the Rise to Counter Growing Push for Gender Equality

    - Inter Press Service

    ST PAUL, Minnesota, USA, Oct 04 (IPS) - There’s an insidious new tactic emerging for selling right-wing ideology to wider audiences, evident in last month’s Budapest Demographic Summit for “family-friendly thinkers and decision-makers,” the upcoming pro-birth Natal conference in Austin, Texas, and the recent film “Birthgap.”

  2. UNs High-Level Appointments Should be on Gender Rotation, not Geographical Rotation

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 04 (IPS) - The UN’s high-level appointments have mostly been on the basis of “equitable geographical rotation”—with Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean taking turns.

    But a proposal for future appointments and for candidates for elective office-– based on gender rotation—is gaining ground against a world body which is mostly male-oriented even at its highest echelons, with nine all-male Secretaries-General (UNSG) and only 4 women out of 78 presidents of the General Assembly.

  3. Nigerian Women Challenge 'Colonialist' Patriarchy

    - Inter Press Service

    LAGOS, Sep 28 (IPS) - Bukes Saliu wakes up very early every workday to beat the gruesome Lagos traffic to head to a job quite unusual for a woman to engage in Nigeria. She is a forklift operator in one of the busy depots in the coastal city, a task traditionally meant for men in the West African country.

  4. Engagement key to reform of Taliban decrees restricting women’s rights

    - UN News

    The international community must continue to engage with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan despite deep disagreement with their approach to women’s rights and inclusive governance, the UN Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  5. Bolivian Women Fight Prejudice to Be Accepted as Mechanics

    - Inter Press Service

    LA PAZ, Sep 21 (IPS) - In Bolivia, more and more women have gone from being homemakers or street vendors to joining the noisy world of engines, their hands now covered in grease after learning that special touch to make a car work. But they frequently have to put up with machismo or sexism, injustice and mistrust of their skills with tools.

  6. Barriers to Movement are the Never Ending Normal for Palestinians

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 21 (IPS) - Sundus Azza scans the news before she heads home, checking for signs that her 30-minute commute could turn into a four-hour-long slog. Any incident could make travel difficult.

  7. Womens Lives & Freedom in Iran: Gains, Losses & Lessons One Year On

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 20 (IPS) - On September 16th Iranians everywhere commemorated the first anniversary of Mahsa Jina Amini’s murder by the country’s notorious ‘guidance patrol’. Arrested for being badly covered, the 22-year-old was beaten so violently, she died from brain injuries.

  8. UN Must Live Up to Its Promises of Gender Equality ---and Support Women

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 19 (IPS) - In 2015, the UN’s 193 member states adopted 17 goals for the health of the world that together comprise the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be reached worldwide by 2030.

  9. Iran: One Year on, Whats Changed?

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Sep 19 (IPS) - It’s a year since a photo of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini – bruised and in a coma she would never recover from after being arrested by the morality police for her supposedly improperly worn hijab – went viral, sending people onto the streets.

  10. The Case for Afghan Women and Girls: How an International Criminal Court Investigation Could Expand Human Rights

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 18 (IPS) - Two years have passed since the Taliban re-assumed power in Afghanistan, and women and girls have yet to return to work or school. Can the international justice system now come to their defense? Experts say a case for Afghan women and girls has the potential to change the way the legal community thinks about human rights abuses. Will it?

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