News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Coming Down the Davos Mountain with a Gender Lens

    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 15 (IPS) - In a recent report by World Economic Forum (WEF) shows women suffer a "triple whammy" in the workplace. Without drastic action, gender parity will take more than a lifetime to achieve. This is the challenge that Katja Iversen, President and CEO of Women Deliver is staring down.

  2. The Hammer of Justice for Sexual Assault Victims Must Be Swift, Loud and Consistent

    Friday, February 14, 2020

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 (IPS) - Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love.

  3. Internet Needs New Global Regulations Against Online Sexual Exploitation

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    LONDON, Feb 13 (IPS) - Online sexual exploitation is a global epidemic that is increasing at an alarming rate.

    At any one time, 750,000 individuals across the world are looking to connect with children and young people online for sexual exploitation.

    The expansion of the Internet, advances in information and communications technologies (ICTs), and the development of increasingly sophisticated digital tools that provide anonymity, mean that the number of potential victims is growing exponentially, and so too is the pool of those seeking to abuse them.

  4. Landmark Law Empowers Women Farmers

    Thursday, February 13, 2020

    ISLAMABAD, Feb 13 (IPS) - When Pakistan's eastern Sindh province passed the ‘Sindh Women Agricultural Workers Bill' on 20 December, giving women in agriculturelivestockfisheries and other agro-based work the same rights and benefits enjoyed by workers in the industrial sector, it was a revolutionary step for the whole of South Asia. 

  5. Are Economic Systems Sexist?

    Wednesday, February 12, 2020

    DELHI, India, Feb 12 (IPS) - Women's unpaid care work is the hidden engine that keeps the wheels of our economies, businesses, and societies moving, yet it is not accounted for.

  6. Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century

    Tuesday, February 11, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 11 (IPS) - Inequalities. The evidence is everywhere. And although they may be hard to measure and summarize, there is a sense in many countries that many are approaching a precipice beyond which it will be difficult to recover.

  7. Do I Need Permission to Breathe? - A Migrant Woman's Story

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 07 (IPS) - I soiled my pants, I could feel the wetness seeping into my waistband, my eyes started to become blurry. Only the sound of the blaring television assured me that I was still alive. I tried to stop thinking and make my mind go completely blank.

    Over the years I have adapted and now I can make my mind go numb. But the only nagging question ringing on my mind during the last 45 seconds was: will this stain the carpet? Should I clean myself first or should I clean the carpet first? Which one is safer? Did he notice the stain?

  8. UNFPA Highlights Need to Address Sexual and Reproductive Health of Women in Crisis Areas

    Friday, February 07, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 07 (IPS) - The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is appealing for $683million in their mission to address sexual and reproductive health services for women and girls in conflict areas in the world. 

  9. Female Genital Mutilation Costs $1.4 Billion Annually: UN Health Agency

    Thursday, February 06, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 06 (IPS) - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

  10. Women & Girls Up Front — the Humanitarian Response in Democratic Republic of Congo

    Tuesday, February 04, 2020

    GENEVA / JOHANNESBURG / KINSHASA, Feb 04 (IPS) - Eleven-year-old "Anne" went to a health facility with her mother in the conflict-affected province of Ituri, in northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. At first, she could barely tell her story.

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