Full Gender Equality Almost 300 Years Away at Current Rate of Progress — Global Issues

At the current rate of progress, it will take up to 286 years to close gaps in legal protection and remove discriminatory laws, Credit: Kristin Palitza/IPS by Baher Kamal (madrid) Thursday, September 15, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Sep 15 (IPS) – While women in rich societies are paid around 25%…

What Does the African Continental Free Trade Agreement Hold for Women? — Global Issues

The rate of female entrepreneurship is higher in Africa than in any other region of the world. Credit: Mantoe Phakathi/IPS Opinion by Jemimah Njuki (nairobi) Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Inter Press Service NAIROBI, Sep 13 (IPS) – Agnes Opus sells cereals in Busia, the border town between Kenya and Uganda. This…

Zambian Parliamentarians Tackle Population Issues to Improve Quality of Life for Citizens — Global Issues

Delegates from the Zambia All Party Parliamentary Group on Population and Development (ZAPPD) met in Lusaka to develop a strategic plan to tackle population and development issues. Credit: APDA by Cecilia Russell (johannesburg) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service Johannesburg, Sep 08 (IPS) – Parliamentarians play a decisive role in…

UN Report Details Taliban Abuses in Afghanistan — Global Issues

Opinion by John Sifton (new york) Thursday, September 08, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 08 (IPS) – This week, the United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan, Richard Bennett, released his first report. It is a catalog of abuses under Taliban rule since August 2021 and their…

Transforming Girls Education, Changing The World — Global Issues

Helen Grant Opinion by Yasmine Sherif, Helen Grant (new york) Friday, September 02, 2022 Inter Press Service Helen Grant Despite the progress made in recent decades, gender inequality between girls and boys, in all their diversity, is deepening. According to a recent United Nations report, the interlinked crises: of armed conflicts,…

Gender Equality & Womens Rights Wiped out Under the Taliban — Global Issues

Opinion by Sima Bahous (new york) Monday, August 15, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Aug 15 (IPS) – The writer is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women In the year that has passed since the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan we have seen daily and continuous deterioration in the…

Technology Helps Traffickers Hunt Their Victims, Enslave Them, Sell Their Organs — Global Issues

Venezuelan migrant Manuela Molina (not her real name) was promised a decent job in Trinidad, but minutes after her arrival she was forced into a van and taken to a secret location. Credit: IOM Port of Spain by Baher Kamal (madrid) Wednesday, August 03, 2022 Inter Press Service MADRID, Aug 03…