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

  1. I Am Generation Equality: Storytelling for Equality

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 16 (IPS) - When you flip through grade one Bangla school textbooks there is very little written about the progress women have made in Bangladesh since the Beijing Conference for Women in 1995.

  2. Norms and Prejudices are Still Holding Women Back

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    NAIROBI, Mar 13 (IPS) - Two profound incidents happened the week of International Women's Day.

  3. A Woman Peacebuilder’s Reflections on Beijing+25 & the Generation Equality Forum

    Friday, March 13, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 13 (IPS) - Where are the women and youth peacebuilders in the Beijing+25 and the Generation Equality Forum processes?

    Their absence raises serious questions about the effectivity and coherence of the work of the UN on gender equality since armed conflict is both a cause and a consequence of gender inequality.

  4. Nepal's Female Guides Juggle Work and Home

    Thursday, March 12, 2020

    KATHMANDU, Mar 12 (IPS) - Nepal's trekking industry has been dominated by male guides, but a growing number of women are entering the profession as their reputation for reliability spreads.

  5. UN Reaches 90:90 Gender Parity in Senior Leadership Transforming Organizational Culture

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) - The United Nations claims it has reached one of its primary goals relating to women's rights in the world body: gender parity at senior levels of management and in the highest echelons of the Organization.

  6. Current Laws Cannot Protect Zimbabwe's Women from Sex Trafficking

    Tuesday, March 10, 2020

    BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Mar 10 (IPS) - Young women in Zimbabwe are becoming increasingly vulnerable to sex trafficking because of the country's economic climate and because of the lack of enforcement of international legal instruments.

  7. An Ambitious Year for Climate Action Is a Big Year for Women’s Empowerment

    Monday, March 09, 2020

    Mar 09 (IPS) - This year, the Paris Agreement's effectiveness as a global response to the climate crisis is being tested as governments are preparing to submit more ambitious national targets for mitigation and adaptation.

  8. The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace

    Monday, March 09, 2020

    NEW YORK, Mar 09 (IPS) - As a growing public health crisis becomes increasingly urgent, prominent global actors and institutions, including the United Nations, are confronted by the realisation that all hands on deck are required to address the cross-cutting challenges faced by our world today.

  9. Feminists Rewrite Their Realities Across the Global Map

    Friday, March 06, 2020

    Mar 06 (IPS) - In November 2019, thousands of Chileans took to the streets to perform an anti-rape, anti-femicide choreography organized by a small feminist collective called Las Tesis. The group created the choreographed chant in response to an upswing in violence against women and human rights violations in Chile, where 42 cases of sexual abuse are reportedto the police each day, with only around 25% resulting in judicial rulings.

  10. VIDEO: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

    Friday, March 06, 2020

    Mar 06 (IPS) - The narrative surrounding women's rights in 2020 carries much hope and possibility. This year's International Women's Day, bearing the theme "I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women's Rights," falls on the celebration's 110th anniversary.

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