News headlines for “Women’s Rights”, page 2

  1. Ugandan Women Tackle Domestic Violence with Green Solutions

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 23 (IPS) - Constance Okollet Achom, a Ugandan woman from Tororo, a rural village located in Eastern Uganda, has helped several dozens of her peers affected by domestic violence to address the issue by equipping victims with skillsets to manufacture eco-friendly biofuels from agro-forestry waste.

  2. Consign violence against women and girls, ‘to the history books’: UN chief

    - UN News

    Every 11 minutes, a woman or girl is killed by an intimate partner or family member, the UN chief said ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Womencommemorated on 25 November, urging everyone to “consign violence against women and girls to the history books”. 

  3. Home is a deadly place for many women and girls, UN report reveals

    - UN News

    On average, more than five women or girls were killed every hour in 2021 by someone in their own family, two UN agencies said in a report published on Wednesday. 

  4. Arbitrary Arrests in El Salvador Hit the LGBTI Community

    - Inter Press Service

    SAN SALVADOR, Nov 21 (IPS) - Police raids against gang members in El Salvador, under a state of emergency in which some civil rights have been suspended, have also affected members of the LGBTI community, and everything points to arrests motivated by hatred of their sexual identity.

  5. US to Fight Sexual Abuse in International Organizations

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) - The United States, which recently laid down a set of guidelines to monitor sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by US citizens in international organizations, including the United Nations and its agencies worldwide, has implicitly accused the UN of faltering on a high-profile case last month.

  6. Peruvian Women Still Denied Their Right to Abortion

    - Inter Press Service

    LIMA, Nov 18 (IPS) - No woman in Peru should have to die, have her physical or mental health affected, be treated as a criminal or have an unwanted pregnancy because she does not have access to abortion, said Dr. Rocío Gutiérrez, an obstetrician who is the deputy director of the Manuela Ramos Movementa non-governmental feminist center that works for gender rights in this South American country.

  7. COP27: Climate Change Exacerbates Vicious Loop of Human Rights Inequity

    - Inter Press Service

    SHARM EL SHEIKH, Nov 16 (IPS) - Climate change is worsening injustice globally, and the poor and vulnerable communities are the most affected. It is time the world acted on fulfilling human rights and building a liveable planet, says Yamide Dagnet, director for Climate Justice at Open Society Foundations.

  8. Horn of Africa: UNFPA launches $113 million appeal for drought-impacted women and girls

    - UN News

    The unprecedented drought in the Horn of Africa is affecting whole communities, but it is women and girls who are paying “an unacceptably high price”, the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Wednesday, launching a $113.7 million appeal to meet their needs. 

  9. Ending Gender-Based Violence in a World of 8 Billion

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 15 (IPS) - Whether to have children or not is one of the most life-altering decisions a person can make.

    But as UNFPA’s 2022 State of World Population report shows, people around the world – especially women and members of marginalized groups – are frequently denied any choice in the matter, with partners, relatives, health care providers and even governments making or strongly influencing these decisions.

  10. Three Truths to Address Sexual Exploitation, Abuse & Harassment in the UN

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Nov 15 (IPS) - The U.S. Government has recently published 'Engagement Principles' on Protection from Sexual Exploitation Abuse & Sexual Harassment within International Organizations', and while any involvement from Member States is to be encouraged, these principles do not address the fundamental need for either deterrence or for accountability.

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