Posts Tagged Gender Affairs

International Women’s Day: Don’t Let Anyone Tell You How Far You Can Go…

BARCELONA, Mar 4 2019 (IPS) – The data – with its sexism and its gaps – shows us that many of the barriers girls experience are determined merely by their gender… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/international-womens-day-dont-let-anyone-tell-far-can-go/ Advertisements

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A Global Imperative: Empowering Women is Critical for World’s Economy & People…

WASHINGTON DC, Mar 1 2019 (IPS) – March 8 marks International Women’s Day, which provides a chance to reflect on the struggle for greater gender equality… Read the rest of this article at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2019/03/global-imperative-empowering-women-critical-worlds-economy-people/

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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5 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do…

(intro from mindbodygreen.com) …the world is filled with people who are described as “mentally tough.” Yet, most of the examples we’re given are men… Read the full article here: https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/5-things-mentally-strong-women-dont-do

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The Movement Fighting Inequality is Growing…

From an article published on ipsnews.net in December 2018: JOHANNESBURG, Dec 20 2018 (IPS) – The world’s political and economic elites, that will once again gather at the Swiss mountain resort of Davos for the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) 22-25 January, have become all too predictable. It’s not difficult to predict what they will say, […]

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LGBT Violence and Discrimination is “Disastrous”…

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 27 2018 (IPS) – Transgender and gender-diverse people are facing unprecedented levels of violence and discrimination around the world and states must act to ensure they are not left behind, said a United Nations rights expert… Read the article here at ipsnews.net: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/lgbt-violence-discrimination-disastrous/

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Wider Views for More Equal Societies…

ROME, May 2 2018 (IPS) – Inequalities are on the rise. Since 1980, 1% of the richest people have received double income than the 50% of the poorest. After several years of decline, hunger is also on the rise. The report on the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World estimates that the number of chronically undernourished […]

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Prize awarded to women scientists from developing world…

Intro:  Five women scientists from the developing world have been awarded an international prize for research that promotes socio-economic development and a better quality of life… Read the rest of this article at scidev.net: https://www.scidev.net/global/gender/news/prize-awarded-to-women-scientists-from-developing-world.html

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Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era…

“United Nations Assistant Secretary General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean…” Source ipsnews.net: Caribbean: Rethinking Progress in Sustainable Development Era

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Quotes about Women…

Women, like men, should try to do the impossible. And when they fail,their failure should be a challenge to others.  –  Amelia Earhart ——- Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.  –  Oprah Winfrey ——- Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.  […]

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International Women’s Day 2016…

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up […]

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The State We’re In: Ending Sexism in Nationality Laws…

(Article by Antonia Kirkland, Programme Manager, Discrimination in Law, at Equality Now (ipsnews.net)) Everyone has the right to be born with a nationality – safe, fearless and free – and secure in their human right to equally transfer, acquire, change or retain it. There is no reason why over 50 countries should still have sexist nationality […]

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16 Powerful Quotes About What it Means to Be a Woman…

(published on nypl.org – NewYork Public Library) Women are some of our favorite writers, most intelligent voices, and incredible innovators. Women have helped us think more deeply through issues about which we’re passionate, and women have made our world a better place to be human. And though womanhood is often a challenging terrain, it offers unique […]

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Today is International Women’s Day – March 8th, 2015

Happy International Women’s Day… According to the United Nations unwomen.org website, “This is the time to uphold women’s achievements, recognize challenges, and focus greater attention on women’s rights and gender equality to mobilize all people to do their part…” See the article here: International Women’s Day 2015  International Women’s Day has been observed since in […]

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UN commemoration of International Women’s Day 2014: Speech by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

Source: unwomen.org… Speech by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for UN commemoration of International Women’s Day 2014 Date: 07 March 2014   Your Excellency Mr. John Ashe, President of the General Assembly,  Your Excellency Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton, it’s good to see you back at the United Nations,  Ms. Andrea Nunez, Vice President of the World YWCA […]

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