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

  1. Conservation Efforts by Ethnic Communities in Bangladesh Bolster Water Security

    - Inter Press Service

    RANGAMATI, Mar 22 (IPS) - Just a few years ago, Sudarshana Chakma (35), a resident of the remote Digholchari Debarmatha village under Bilaichari upazila in the Rangamati Hill District, had to traverse a long hilly path to fetch water for her household because there were no local water sources.

  2. Breaking Down Barriers to Women’s Land Rights Starts in Our Homes

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Mar 22 (IPS) - At the opening of the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on March 11, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Your gathering this year is focused on how tackling poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective are critical to accelerate gender equality. The reason is simple: globally, poverty has a female face. Women have less access to land, natural resources and financial assets. They suffer the impacts of climate change more than men. And they are more likely to be food insecure. Many women and girls are also facing a war on their fundamental rights at home and in their communities.”

  3. Women’s Land Rights in Farming Need Further Recognition

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 21 (IPS) - In the developing world, land rights for women remain tenuous in the agricultural sector. But if women farmers are recognized as landowners in their own right, it can lead to greater economic empowerment and be a positive step towards eradicating poverty.

  4. In Pakistan, Death Can Be Just a WhatsApp Share Away

    - Inter Press Service

    KARACHI, Mar 20 (IPS) - Justice Zafar Yab Chadhar's March 6 order sentencing 22-year-old Junaid Munir to ‘be hanged by his neck till he is dead’ on charges of sharing blasphemous material over WhatsApp was devastating for his family.

  5. Indigenous Women Fight for Their Future, Their Land, Rights & Self-Determination

    - Inter Press Service

    QUEZON CITY, Philippines, Mar 20 (IPS) - Throughout history, Indigenous Women have made remarkable contributions to forwarding the aspirations of their communities for self-determination. Amid the compounded burdens they face as Indigenous Peoples, as women and an oppressed class, let us recognize and celebrate the bravery of Indigenous Women as they strive and inspire with their courage, heritage, leadership and knowledge.

  6. How Women in Ahmedabad Slums Are Beating Back Climate’s Deadly Heat

    - Inter Press Service

    AHMEDABAD, India, Mar 18 (IPS) - Women in Ahmedabad slums work from home at tailoring, embroidery, kite-making, snack-making, or running grocery shops, micro-retailing vegetables and flowers, with little respite from the brutal heat waves that have been steadily worsening. Until now…Seema Mali is desperate. She has no defences against this changing climate’s brutal heat. Mali makes fresh flower garland the whole year, but her summer income has been plummeting by 30 percent over the last 8–10 years due to the extreme heat.

  7. Gender Rights: Resistance Against Regression

    - Inter Press Service

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Mar 18 (IPS) - Global progress on gender rights has slowed almost to a halt. After decades of steady progress, demands for the rights of women and LGBTQI+ people now play out on bitterly contested territory. Over the course of several decades, global movements for rights won profound changes in consciences, customs and institutions. They elevated over half of humanity, excluded for centuries, to the status of holders of rights.

  8. Iran: Repression continues two years after nationwide protests

    - UN News

  9. After 13 years in Conflict & Displacement, Syrian Women & Girls Must not be Forgotten

    - Inter Press Service

    CAIRO, Egypt, Mar 15 (IPS) - “I don’t think the world understands what it means to be a woman living in Syria today,” explains Shatha, a woman from Deir-ez-Zor, Syria, who is a survivor of gender-based violence. “It is a life filled with danger, grief, and daily struggle.”

  10. Stories from the UN Archive: Hillary Clinton’s bold stand in Beijing

    - UN News

    A story from UN News

    “Women’s rights are human rights” has echoed throughout the UN Commission on the Status of Women for decades, including at its current session that runs from 11 to 22 March at UN Headquarters.

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