News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Urgent Need to Enact Proposed Law to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa Countries

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported that about 700 teenage girls got pregnant daily over a two-month period, in this year alone. What is more is that during this period, 98 adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 contracted HIV every week in this time period

  2. When it Comes to Gender Equality, Our Best is Not Good Enough: says Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 27 (IPS) - The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted lives all over the world. According to this reportgender is emerging as a significant factor in the social, economic and health effects of Covid-19. Women have been hit much harder socially and economically than men. The greatest and most persistent gender gap was seen in employment and uncompensated labour, with 26% of women reporting loss of work compared with 20% of men globally in September 2021.

  3. Centering Gender in the Next Biodiversity Agenda: A Long Way to Montreal

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Jun 24 (IPS) - “I often hear, ‘What do women have to do with biodiversity?' And I want to ask them back, 'What do men have to do (with biodiversity)?’,” says Mrinalini Rai, a prominent gender equality rights advocate at the 4th Meeting of the Open-Ended Working Group of the UN Biodiversity Convention, which started this week in Nairobi.

  4. Overturning of Roe v Wade abortion law a ‘huge blow to women’s human rights’ warns Bachelet

    - UN News

    Friday’s decision by the US Supreme Court which overturns the 50-year-old Roe v Wade judgement guaranteeing access to abortion across the United States, was described by the UN human rights chief as “a huge blow to women’s human rights and gender equality.”

  5. Why Aren't More Women Angry?

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Jun 23 (IPS) - Why aren’t more women angry about their subordination, discrimination, and unequal treatment in the 21st century? Of course, some of the world’s women are angry, but they are comparatively few.

  6. Actions to stem violence against women and girls ‘needed now more than ever’

    - UN News

    Over the past two years, there has been “an unprecedented increase in all forms of gender-based violence,” the UN Deputy Secretary-General told a high-level meeting in Kigali, on Thursday, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as a major contributor.

  7. Transgender People Gain Their Place in Argentine Society

    - Inter Press Service

    BUENOS AIRES, Jun 23 (IPS) - "At the age of 35, with a document that says who I really am, I went back to school and finished my studies, which I had left at 14 because I could no longer bear the bullying and mistreatment," said Florencia Guimaraes, a transgender woman whose life was changed by Argentina's Gender Identity Law.

  8. Missing Women in Peru - Pain that Never Ends

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Jun 22 (IPS) - "They mustn’t stop looking for her," said Patricia Acosta, mother of Estéfhanny Díaz, who went missing on Apr. 24, 2016, along with her five-year-old and eight-month-old daughters, after attending a children's birthday party in Mi Perú, a town in the coastal province of Callao, next to the Peruvian capital.

  9. Violence against indigenous women, ‘legacy of colonialism’ rooted in racism

    - UN News

    Indigenous women and girls face grave, systematic, and continuous acts of violence that permeate every aspect of their lives, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Wednesday in a hard hitting report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva

  10. Sexual violence in conflict ‘terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities’

    - UN News

    Sexual violence has become a brutal tactic of warfare and repression that “terrorizes populations, destroys lives and fractures communities,” the UN chief said on Friday.

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