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

  1. Twenty Years After September 11, 2001: Institutions on Decline, But Religion Rising?

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - Described as the “worst terrorist attack ever in the United States”, September 11, 2001 is a moment which has led to multiple transformations, cascading around our world.

  2. Afghanistan’s Girls Need our Unwavering Support in Education

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    NEW YORK, Sep 09 (IPS) - The Taliban takeover of government in Kabul is just days old, and the eyes of Afghans and the world are cautiously watching and hopeful to see them stand by their word and ensure that girls’ education be promoted and protected.

  3. The Forbidden Love

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Sep 08 (IPS) - Abandoned by family and friends, transgender people in Bangladesh are subject to extensive daily abuse. The existing and continuously growing transphobia and homophobia in society are obstacles in the lives of this group. The people featured here from the LGBTQ+ community share a wide variety of narratives.

  4. In a Watershed Year for Climate Change, the Commonwealth Secretary-General calls for Urgent, Decisive and Sustained Climate Action

    - Inter Press Service

    London, Sep 08 (IPS) - This November, five years after signing the Paris Agreement and pledging to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, with a further target of below 1.5 degrees Celsius, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK amid COVID-19 pandemic shocks, rising hunger and an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that warns of more extreme temperature, droughts, forest fires and ice sheet loss due to human activity.

  5. “Time Is A-Wasting”: Making the Case for CEDAW Ratification by the United States

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Sep 07 (IPS) - The U.S. is one of only a handful of countries that has yet to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), rendering it “strange bedfellows” with Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Tonga, and Palau.

  6. Afghanistan: A Swedish Officer’s Point of View

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Sep 06 (IPS) - Like most of us, I rely on news media to find an explanation to tragedies I watch on TV. Neverthelss, some of my opinions about the Afghan tragedy have furthermore been influenced by talks I once had with my friend Bernth Dagerklint. We had for some years been working as teachers at a high school, though this was not Bernth’s main occupation. Most of the time, he served as an officer during international, armed campaigns supported by the Swedish government. He had been to former Yugoslavia, the West Bank and not the least in Afghanistan, where he since 2003 on several occasions worked as ”instructor” for Afghan officers.

  7. Afghanistan – Another Viet Nam?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Sep 06 (IPS) - There are several points of similarity between the war in Afghanistan and the war in Viet Nam. The Taliban, like the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong, proved to be formidable tacticians and fighters. They managed to contain a far better equipped opponent and mount effective counteroffensives; access sufficient domestic and foreign funding to pay their fighters and support their families; build a formidable intelligence network; and acquire necessary technical capabilities in areas such as repair and maintenance of small arms.

  8. Journalists in Hiding to IPS: Silencing Women Journalists, is Silencing the Voice of Afghan Women

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    KARACHI, Pakistan, Sep 03 (IPS) - “If I fall into the hands of the Taliban, not only me but my family will be killed,” said AB, 23*, who worked as a broadcast journalist for the past seven years and is a well-known face on the television screen.

  9. South Korea’s Women Fire Back

    - Inter Press Service

    SEOUL, South Korea, Sep 01 (IPS) - A strong movement of feminism is sweeping South Korea. While women feel empowered to stand their ground, the men are retaliating.

    When South Korean archer An San won two gold medals in just two days during the recent Tokyo Olympics, the response the 20-year-old received at home was a mixed. Some men were angered and said her medals should be taken away. Why? Because her short hair was a sign that she was a ‘man-hating’ feminist.

  10. The Taliban Win: The Aftermath in Afghanistan and in the World

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    SINGAPORE, Aug 30 (IPS) - Some years ago, on a piece on the Afghan crisis I had written that Mullah Omar’s face bore no resemblance to that of the impossibly beautiful, albeit mythical, Helen of Troy. Yet it too had caused the launch of a thousand ships (airships to be more precise), just as Helen’s had done in Homer’s epic tale, the Iliad.

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