News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 167

  1. AIDS Conference Mourns the Dead, Debates Setbacks

    - Inter Press Service

    MELBOURNE, Jul 25 (IPS) - The 20th International AIDS Conference concluded today as the first in its history that remembered not just the 39 million people worldwide who have died of AIDS but also those who lost their lives in the crashed MH17 flight carrying six of its delegates, one of whom was the past president of the International AIDS Society (IAS).

  2. OPINION: Tackling Human Vulnerabilities, Changing Investment, Policies and Social Norms

    - Inter Press Service

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  3. OP-ED: Empowering DR Congo’s Sexual Violence Survivors by Enforcing Reparations

    - Inter Press Service

    BOSTON, Jul 24 (IPS) - Before a sexual violence survivor in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has her day in court, she must surmount many obstacles. Poor or nonexistent roads and costly transportation may prevent her from going to a police station to report the crime, or to a hospital to receive treatment for the injuries sustained during the violence.

  4. ‘Zero Tolerance’ the Call for Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Jul 23 (IPS) - Heightening their campaign to eradicate violence against women and girls, United Nations agencies and civil groups have called for increased action to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.

  5. Focus on Child Marriage, Genital Mutilation at All-Time High

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON, Jul 23 (IPS) - As Tuesday's major summits here and in London focused global attention on adolescent girls, the United Nations offered new data warning that more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation, while more than 700 million women alive today were forced into marriage as children.

  6. Gaza Under Fire – a Humanitarian Disaster

    - Inter Press Service

    GAZA CITY, Jul 22 (IPS) - As a result of over two weeks of Israeli bombardment, thousands of Palestinian civilians have fled their homes in the north of Gaza and sought refuge in schools run by the UNRWA, the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees.

  7. Stunting: The Cruel Curse of Malnutrition in Nepal

    - Inter Press Service

    RASUWA, Nepal, Jul 22 (IPS) - Durga Ghimire had her first child at the age of 18 and the second at 21. As a young mother, Durga didn't really understand the importance of taking care of her own health during pregnancy.

  8. India’s Great Invisible Workforce

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, Jul 17 (IPS) - According to census data released this month, a whopping 160 million women in India, 88 percent of who are of working age (15 to 59 years), are confined to their homes performing ‘household duties' rather than gainfully employed in the formal job sector.

  9. What Selfies Have in Common with the SDGs

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON, Jul 16 (IPS) - "My cousin was a very successful and distinguished student. She said that she finished high school with excellent grades and enrolled in college, but a month later, her parents forced her to leave school and burned all her books and studying material. So, the girl set fire to herself."

  10. Pakistani Rights Advocates Fight Losing Battle to End Child Marriages

    - Inter Press Service

    LAHORE, Jul 16 (IPS) - At first glance, there is nothing very unusual about Muhammad Asif Umrani. A resident of Rojhan city located in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province, he is expectantly awaiting the birth of his first child, barely a year after his wedding day.

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