News headlines for “Women’s Rights”

  1. UNs High-Level Meeting of World Leaders Falls Short of Gender Empowerment

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 30 (IPS) - When the UN’s high-level meeting of world leaders concluded last week, the head count seemed lopsided: 190 speakers, including 76 Heads of State, 50 Heads of Government, 4 Vice-Presidents, 5 Deputy Prime Ministers, 48 Ministers and 7 Heads of Delegations—overwhelmingly male.

  2. Afghanistan: UN condemns ‘callous’ suicide attack on education centre

    - UN News

    The UN has condemned a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul which has left more than 20 dead, according to latest news reports, many of them young women who were sitting mock exams at an education centre.

  3. Poverty Impacts on Efforts to End Child Marriage, say Parliamentarians

    - Inter Press Service

    Johannesburg, Sep 29 (IPS) - Child marriage continues to be a scourge in many African countries – despite legislation and efforts of many, including parliamentarians, to keep girls in school and create brighter futures for them. This was the view of participants in a recent webinar held under the auspices of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development (FPA) and UNFPA East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO).

  4. Forced out of school, but refusing to give up on education in Afghanistan

    - UN News

    Girls in Afghanistan have been forced out of high school, ever since the Taliban returned to power a year ago. A United Nations-backed initiative is training girls to help others in their situation, educating their peers until they are able to return to formal schooling.

  5. Why Investing in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Pays Off

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON / EDINBURG, Sep 23 (IPS) - As the devastating images of flooding in Pakistan went round the world and the country declared a state of emergency, some 4,000 miles away in Stockholm, delegates had just arrived for World Water Week – an annual focal point for global water issues.

  6. The New Cold War Over Access To Safe Abortion in Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Sep 22 (IPS) - Fatuma is a 24 year old girl from Korogocho, an informal settlement in Nairobi. She died in December 2021, from complications arising from an unsafe abortion. Her friend and a few of her neighbors found her bleeding profusely and unable to move. They rushed her to the hospital. Unfortunately, she died before she could see the doctor.

  7. Ukraine war-induced crisis affecting women and girls disproportionately: UN report

    - UN News

    A new UN report reveals how the Ukraine war and its global impacts on food, energy, and finance are affecting women and girls disproportionately, both inside the country and around the world.

  8. New platform highlights women’s leadership in tackling global challenges

    - UN News

    Women Heads of State and Government meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday have highlighted how women’s full and effective participation and decision-making are crucial to addressing global priorities. 

  9. Alarm over Iranian woman’s death after ‘improper’ hijab arrest

    - UN News

    The acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, expressed alarm on Tuesday at the death in custody in Iran of a woman after she was detained for wearing an “improper” hijab

  10. New UN guide helps support perinatal mental healthcare in 'stigma-free' environment

    - UN News

    Almost one in five women will experience a mental health condition during pregnancy or in the year after the birth, the UN health agency said on Monday, launching new recommendations for health authorities worldwide, to help improve women’s lives.

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