News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Women Empowerment During COVID-19 Through Remote Learning - the Fuzia Perspective

    NEW YORK, Nov 30 (IPS) - This year, the world commemorated the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, instead of celebration; however, its progress has been impeded by the COVID-19.

  2. Online Attacks On Female Journalists Are Increasingly Spilling Into the 'Real World' New Research

    Nov 25 (IPS) - The insidious problem of online violence against women journalists is increasingly spilling offline with potentially deadly consequences, a new global survey suggests.

  3. CARE Offers Policies That Engender Success for Young People in Agribusiness

    IBADAN, Nigeria, Nov 25 (IPS) - Often cited as Africa’s greatest asset, its youth are also among the most vulnerable and volatile.

    A large and growing population of talented young people has the potential to drive economic growth and well-being of societies across the continent but, as the African Development Bank warnscurrent conditions of severe unemployment are translating into poorer living conditions, higher flows of migration, and greater risks of conflict – in short, a social disaster in the making.

  4. From Political Prisoner to Champion of Human Rights - The Wai Wai Nu Story

    NEW DELHI, India, Nov 23 (IPS) - Instead of being cowed by her seven-year imprisonment, Wai Wai Nu, emerged stronger and more determined to fight for the rights of all people, including the Rohingya in her native Myanmar.

  5. Farmers Will (Again) Feed the World

    NEW YORK, Nov 23 (IPS) - Wealthier countries struggling to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic amid protests over lockdowns and restrictions risk ignoring an even greater danger out there – a looming global food emergency.

  6. My Voice, Our Equal Future! Joining the Chorus of Girls Who Are Speaking up for Change

    NEW YORK, Nov 20 (IPS) - Girls are change makers and world shapers! When girls speak up, they are a powerful force to be reckoned with.

  7. Vietnam and Cambodia: Leveraging Support to Enhance Climate Ambition

    WASHINGTON DC, Nov 19 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted nearly every facet of our lives and delayed what was slated to be a landmark Conference of the Parties (COP26). This pivotal year marks the first due date for countries to submit revised national climate plans per the five-year cycle required by the Paris Agreement.

    Remarkably, countries are still moving forward with renewed urgency. And many countries are integrating green recovery into their COVID-19 responses, further contributing to climate action. While many countries have positive stories to tell, both of our nations, Vietnam and Cambodia, are sterling examples of nations taking strong, decisive action, particularly with support through the NDC Partnership. Just last month, the people of Vietnam submitted their updated national climate plan and, in short order, the people of Cambodia will do likewise.

  8. African Employers for Gender Equality

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov 18 (IPS) - Africa has over 700 companies with an annual revenue of more than $500 million, including 400 with revenue above $1 billion. The ability of these companies to thrive rests on building and retaining talented women and men.

  9. COVID-19 Compounding Inequalities

    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 17 (IPS) - The United Nations’ renamed World Social Report 2020 (WSR 2020) argued that income inequality is rising in most developed countries, and some middle-income countries, including China, the world’s fastest growing economy in recent decades.

  10. Reversing the Rohingya Crisis: One Woman at a Time

    NEW YORK, Nov 16 (IPS) - This is a crisis without a quick fix that could take years to resolve unless there are concerted efforts to address its root causessays Manuel Fontaine, UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes.

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