News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Tanzania helpline calls time on child marriage and abuse

    - UN News

    Child marriage continues to affect many young girls across Tanzania, in East Africa, but now a series of interventions supported by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are allowing children to get the support they need to avoid unwanted and potentially damaging relationships.

  2. Where are the Women? How Pandemic Decisions are Ingraining Global Gender Bias

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (IPS) - There are teams of experts around the world right now tackling the coronavirus pandemic, providing pathways to put an end to this deadly global scourge and charting the course for recovery.

  3. Reimagining Education with Imagination

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, May 12 (IPS) - To achieve SDG4 on quality inclusive education, we must prioritize mental health. The month of May marks mental health awareness month or mental health awareness week in several countries around the world. Many people will be reading posts and blogs about the importance of getting more sunshine and exercise to avoid the blues, about ways to deal with the stress of the pandemic, about dealing with everyday challenges that disrupt our striving for happiness.

  4. Afghanistan: Top UN officials strongly condemn ‘heinous’ attack on girls school

    - UN News

    Two senior UN officials on Wednesday, condemned in the strongest terms, a terrorist attack targeting girls and their families outside a high school in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. 

  5. The Illusion of Digital Inclusion in the Post-COVID World

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 07 (IPS) - We are living through a decisive moment. The COVID-19 pandemic’s devasting impact is reaching every corner of the world. As we look back at this period, we will see history divided into a pre-COVID and a post-COVID world.

  6. Dr Aqsa Sheikh: Transgender Doctor Injecting Hope During COVID Pandemic

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 07 (IPS) - When Dr Aqsa Sheikh Tweeted and asked if she was the only transgender person to head a vaccination centre, it seemed extraordinary that in a country with 1.3 billion people, that this could be true.

  7. The Garment Industry Needs More Women Leaders

    - Inter Press Service

    May 03 (IPS) - If you enter a garment factory in India, or any part of the world for that matter, you will see that the workforce is starkly female. The Indian textile and garment industry employs 45 million peopleout of which more than 60 percent are women. This makes it the biggest formal employer of women in a country where 80 percent of them are not engaged in paid work. While that might paint a rosy picture of women’s empowerment at the first glance, a closer look reveals something different.

  8. UN Women Launches New Programme to Foster Economic Participation in Care Industry

    - Inter Press Service

    BANGKOK, Thailand, May 03 (IPS) - The lockdowns and illnesses brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have dramatically increased the need to care for children, the elderly and the sick. And in societies where gender inequality and biased norms persist, most of this burden has fallen on women, many of whom have had to leave their regular jobs with no idea of when they can return.

  9. Is Press Freedom Incompatible with Gender Empowerment?

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, May 02 (IPS) - In the contemporary world of journalism, female reporters face a double jeopardy: they are increasingly targeted both as journalists and as women-- particularly in repressive regimes and misogynistic societies.

  10. Online Violence: Weaponization of Deeply Rooted Misogyny, Sexism & Abuse of Power

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW DELHI, India, Apr 30 (IPS) - Every time a woman journalist receives threats of physical and sexual violence, cyber attacks and surveillence, doxxing, public humiliation, damage to her professional & personal credibility, the driving forces behind these intents are deeply rooted misogyny, sexism and abuse of power.

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