On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis — Global Issues

Yasmine Sherif pictured in Lebanon speaking to a young child at an ECW-supported facility. Credit: Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Opinion by Yasmine Sherif, Stephen Omollo (new york) Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want…

Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education — Global Issues

Opinion  new york Tuesday, January 24, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) – Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future. The following statement is Co-Signed by: Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation, Ignazio…

Taking Humanitarianism Hostage the Case of Afghanistan & Multilateral Organisations — Global Issues

Opinion by Chloe Bryer – Azza Karam – Ruth Messinger – Negina Yari (new york) Thursday, January 12, 2023 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Jan 12 (IPS) – Can you imagine what it would be like if women were simply not allowed to step outside of their homes, let alone to…

Women Commuters Travel Safe in Innovative Bus Scheme in Pakistan — Global Issues

Women students and workers travel free from harassment in the BRT buses, which reserves seats for them in the conservative region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. by Ashfaq Yusufzai Wednesday, January 04, 2023 Inter Press Service Jan 04 (IPS) – A bus rapid transport (BRT) system in Peshawar is benefiting female students…

Three Ways to End Gender-based Violence — Global Issues

Opinion by Jacqui Stevenson – Jessica Zimerman – Diego Antoni (united nations) Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 30 (IPS) – How are the multiple shocks and crises the world is facing changing how we respond to gender-based violence? Almost three years after the COVID-19 pandemic triggered…

Push Forward Act Now to End Violence Against Women and Girls — Global Issues

Opinion by Sima Bahous (united nations) Friday, November 25, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 (IPS) – Five years ago, the global #MeToo movement brought new urgency and visibility to the extent of violence against women and girls. Millions of survivors came forward to share their experience. They forced…

Ugandan Women Tackle Domestic Violence with Green Solutions — Global Issues

Constance Okollet Achom, chair and founder of Osukuru United Women Network (OWN), an organization fighting against domestic violence using climate change solutions in Uganda, during an exclusive interview with IPS at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Credit: Aimable Twahirwa/IPS by Aimable Twahirwa (sharm el sheikh) Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Inter…

US to Fight Sexual Abuse in International Organizations — Global Issues

by Thalif Deen (united nations) Monday, November 21, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Nov 21 (IPS) – The United States, which recently laid down a set of guidelines to monitor sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by US citizens in international organizations, including the United Nations and its agencies worldwide, has…