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

  1. Those Who Dare: Voices of Women in the MENA Region

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) - When it comes to gender equality and development, the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and the Arab States region continues to be in a paradoxical situation. While within the region, several laws, policies and programming focused on gender equality are growingwomen’s representation in government jobs, corporate roles, and national programming seem to be dismissed. Healthcare, education have seen improvement, most countries have become tech inclusive as well, but access to hospitals and educational institutions –at times due to social programming or gender-related policies continues to prevent women from accessing them and using them.

  2. High-level UN conference debates precious commodity: Land

    - UN News

    The 15th session of the Conference of Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), kicked-off on Monday, in the Ivorian capital.

  3. Afghanistan: Taliban orders women to stay home; cover up in public

    - UN News

    The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) issued a statement of deep concern on Saturday in response to an announcement made by the Taliban de facto authorities saying that women should only leave their homes in cases of necessity and then, with their faces covered in public.

  4. On a mission to cut Papua New Guinea’s high levels of sexual violence

    - UN News

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    Nearly 60 per cent of women and girls aged 15-49 in Papua New Guinea have experienced some form of physical sexual violence, almost twice the global average. A health support group, backed by the UN, is educating young people and supporting survivors.

  5. Ukraine war: Reports reveal women are stepping up, impact on education

    - UN News

    The war in Ukraine is having a disproportionate impact on women and minorities, who are facing immense hardship when it comes to health, safety, and access to food, according to a UN-backed report focused on the changing gender dynamics of the conflict. 

  6. Ukraine war: UN signs framework to assist survivors of sexual violence

    - UN News

    Women’s rights do not end when wars begin, a senior UN official said in Ukraine on Tuesday, outlining measures towards ensuring justice and accountability for sexual violence committed during the conflict in the country. 

  7. Government Ministries Must Collaborate to End Teenage Pregnancy Crisis in Kenya

    - Inter Press Service

    Apr 29 (IPS) - The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported there were 45,754 cases of adolescent pregnancies between January and February this year - that translates to 700 cases a day. Of the total number, at least 2000 of these cases resulted from sexual and gender based violence (SGBV), a figure which is likely lower than the reality.

  8. Tech needs girls, and girls need tech

    - UN News

    More and more young women and girls are highlighting the importance of access and safety in the digital world. Marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday, UN agencies have issued a call to action to ensure equal access to digital learning opportunities.

  9. With Violence on the Rise, Asian Americans Establish Support Groups for Help

    - Inter Press Service

    California, Apr 28 (IPS) - Dr Boyung Lee, a widow and the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Iliff School of Theology, would use a short break in her working day to walk around her neighborhood. The fresh air helped her deal with her grief and work-related stress.

  10. Misogynistic Online Abuse Poses Major Threat to Women Journalists

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Apr 28 (IPS) - Women journalists around the world are experiencing an exponential increase in misogynistic online abuse, which poses a grave risk to women's media participation in the digital age.

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