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…

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…

African Parliamentarians Strongly Committed to Population and Development — Global Issues

APDA organizes regular conferences bringing together various parliamentarians from Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe to address critical issues on population and development – including youth employment and other issues arising from ICPD25 take center stage. Here Bridget Bedu takes a test in computational electronics as her daughter Giovana plays…

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…

Africas Maternal Deaths Need Urgent Action to Meet SDG Goals — Global Issues

Africa needs to urgently invest in health programmes to reduce maternal deaths, which is more than five times above the 2030 SDG target of fewer than 70 maternal deaths per 100 000 live births. Measures include ensuring women access to skilled birth attendants. Credit: Ernest Ankomah/IPS by Francis Kokutse (accra) Tuesday,…

War, Famine, Disease, Disasters 2022 a Year Staring at Apocalypse — Global Issues

Opinion by Farhana Haque Rahman (toronto, canada) Friday, December 23, 2022 Inter Press Service TORONTO, Canada, Dec 23 (IPS) – A year that started with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and is ending with famine in Africa, while still spreading death and misery through an enduring pandemic and a deteriorating climate crisis…

Raising the Alarm on the Slow Pace of Family Law Reform — Global Issues

Adolescents in Gujara Municipality of Rautahat District in Nepal perform a skit on child marriage as part of UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme on Ending Child Marriage. Credit: UNICEF/Kiran Panday Opinion by Hyshyama Hamin (colombo, sri lanka) Thursday, December 22, 2022 Inter Press Service COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Dec 22 (IPS) – The writer…

Gender Parity at the UN Willfully Ignores the Facts — Global Issues

Opinion by Sanam Naraghi (washington dc) Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Inter Press Service WASHINGTON DC, Dec 21 (IPS) – There are two sides to the problem of Gender Parity at the United Nations. On the one hand, member states need to appoint more women to their senior ambassadorial ranks. There is…

A Question of Power in a Male-Dominated World, Declares UN Chief — Global Issues

While women have come a long way since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action nearly 25 years ago, they still lag behind on virtually every Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). Credit: UN Women, India Opinion by Thalif Deen (united nations) Wednesday, December 21, 2022 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Dec…