News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. Muslim Women in India’s Workforce: Where Are They?

    - Inter Press Service

    Jul 30 (IPS) - Muslims are the largest minority community in India, and yet, they are highly underrepresented both in public and private institutions. According to a study conducted by the Economic Times Intelligence Group in 2015, Muslims constituted approximately 2.7 percent of mid to senior executives in the private sector. As of April 2018, only 1.33 percent of officers in the central government, holding the rank of joint secretary and above, were found to be Muslims. 

  2. DR Congo, Ituri. Fleeing War, Weaving Life in IDP Camps of Bunia

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jul 29 (IPS) - He moves aside the curtain, thin as gauze, and then bends over. The darkness dazzles for a few seconds when one enters the house—actually, a den made of earth where air and light filter through the narrow entrance. Jean de Dieu Amani Paye holds her tiny baby, wrapped in an elegant fabric, in his arms. He was a teacher of French and Latin and had a small business. He also cultivated the land: cassava, corn, sorghum, and beans.

  3. First Person: ‘I’m not old enough to be a woman’ says trafficked teen

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    A teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.

  4. To Prevent Teenage Pregnancies in Sub Saharan Africa, It Takes a Whole Village to Raise a Child

    - Inter Press Service

    DISSIN, Burkina Faso, Jul 28 (IPS) - Honorine Meda is 23. Cycling through her hometown of Dissin, in Burkina Faso’s verdant southwest, she smiles, waves and stops to chat with one of the girls she counsels.

  5. Honour Killings – Religion or Culture?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME and AMSTERDAM, Jul 27 (IPS) - There is nothing honourable about murder. And murdering someone of your own family, your own child - a daughter, someone you held in your arms and rocked to sleep when they were babies? This is such a horrifying crime that there are no words to describe it – certainly not the word Honour. And yet it happens! It happens in Pakistan and to the shame of all of us in the diaspora, it has been brought to Italy.

  6. UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 26 (IPS) - The 2018 Nobel Laureate, Dr. Denis Mukwege, a gynaecologist celebrated for his work with survivors of sexual assault in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's Panzi Hospital once said: “Rape is a strategy of war – it is meant to destroy women and communities physically and mentally”.

  7. Farmers the ‘lifeblood of our food systems’, deputy UN chief highlights, ahead of key summit

    - UN News

    Farmers, especially women and indigenous people, work tirelessly to put food on our tables. UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed met on Saturday women producers at a farmers’ market in Circo Massimo, Rome, ahead of the Food Systems Pre-Summit taking place next week.

  8. Need for the Creation of a Real National Public Health System in Nepal

    - Inter Press Service

    KATHMANDU, Nepal, Jul 23 (IPS) - Following the Supreme Court’s decision to reinstall the House of Representatives and appoint-- after a prolonged and nasty legal battle-- a new Prime Minister, Sher Bahadur Deuba, there is high probability that a government of national unity will be put together in Nepal.

  9. Shortages Reveal Low Priority of Women’s Health in Nepal

    - Inter Press Service

    Kathmandu, Nepal, Jul 21 (IPS) - One year after Nepal’s Ministry of Health (MoH) appealed to international organisations in the country to urgently supply a drug used to stop excessive bleeding after childbirth, a UN agency has delivered $1 million worth of contraceptives to prevent another shortage.

  10. Conceptual Advances for United Nations 2.0

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 20 (IPS) - The forthcoming UN Secretary-General’s “Our Common Agenda” report, to be released before this year’s UN General Assembly High-Level Week, is expected to offer ambitious recommendations to accelerate the realization of the UN75 Declaration as the world comes to grips with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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