News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Winning the Human Race, Together

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Oct 14 (IPS) - “Now is the time for a stronger, more networked and inclusive multilateral system anchored in the United Nations,” said UN Secretary-General António Guterres in his latest report “Our Common Agenda.” Indeed, there is a fork in the road: we can either choose to breakdown or to breakthrough.

  2. Why Pakistani Women Feel Unsafe in Public Spaces

    - Inter Press Service

    Karachi, Oct 12 (IPS) - The mauling, groping and tossing of a young woman by a crowd of between 300 and 400 men in a park in the eastern city of Lahore, in the Punjab province, may have caused a wave of country-wide disgust, but speaks volumes of how unsafe public spaces are for Pakistani women.

  3. India: Gaps in the Government's Plan to Help Unorganised Workers

    - Inter Press Service

    Oct 11 (IPS) - The Government of India launched the e-Shram portal with the mandate of registering 380,000,000 unorganised workers in the country. The portal aims to bridge the gap in unorganised workers’ ability to access social welfare and employment benefits by issuing an e-Shram card (or Shramik card) upon registration.

  4. Day of the Girl Child: A Digital Generation Where Every Girl Counts

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 11 (IPS) - The theme of this year’s annual International Day of the Girl Childon October 11, “Digital generation. Our generation.”, recognizes the digital transformation brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also accelerated women and girl's risk of being left behind.

  5. 'It will help me to achieve my dream': Helping Iraqi girls stay in school

    - UN News

    When COVID-19 closed schools in Basra, southern Iraq, the academic prospects for many schoolgirls were put at risk. On International Day of The Girl Child, we look at a UN program which is helping girls in the region to keep learning.

  6. First Person: Levelling the gender playing field in Jordan

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    Discussing gender equality in Jordan can lead to difficult conversations, as Balqees Shahin, a volunteer for the UN Women gender equality campaign HeforShe, has discovered. Marking International Day of The Girl Child on Monday, Ms. Shahin told UN News that online games can help young people to address gender issues.

  7. When Girls Have Access to Technologies, A True Digital Revolution Will Be In Sight

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 11 (IPS) - This year’s International Day of the Girl theme, Digital Generation, Our Generationcelebrates the potential of digital technologies while calling for the inclusion of all girls in accessing technology.

    The digital revolution will not be realized if girls without access to digital solutions are left behind.

  8. Will Taliban Honour UN Treaties Signed by Afghanistan Over the Last 20 Years?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 06 (IPS) - When the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan receives the political blessings of the 193-member General Assembly-- and eventually inherits its seat at the United Nations-- it will have to ultimately prove its credentials as a member of good standing by adhering to the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) – as all member states do.

  9. Afghan Women – The Emerging Narrative and Why it is Wrong

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME and AMSTERDAM, Oct 05 (IPS) - The USA and its allies have repeatedly stated that promoting women’s rights was one of the key reasons they were in Afghanistan. The US military top brass, in a letter to marines stated that they were in Afghanistan “for the liberty of young Afghan girls, women, boys, and men who want the same individual freedoms we enjoy as Americans”.

  10. Education Cannot Wait Annual Results Reveals the Devastating Impact of COVID-19 on Learning for Children in Emergencies and Protracted Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK/GENEVA, Oct 05 (IPS) - The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the face of education globally, but for children in emergencies and protracted crises, its blow has been particularly devastating.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News

Web feed for Women’s Rights news headlines