Feminist Movements in Sudan, Lebanon & Syria — Global Issues

Roya Hassan by Sania Farooqui (new delhi, india) Monday, May 23, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, May 23 (IPS) – The year 2019 was not just a time before the world saw the global pandemic, but also a time when the world saw mass political uprisings with women at the forefront. The MENA … Read more

alabama: US: Transgender medication law in Alabama blocked by judge

MONTGOMERY: A federal judge on Friday blocked part of an Alabama law that makes it a felony to prescribe gender-affirming puberty blockers and hormones to transgender minors. United States District Judge Liles Burke issued a preliminary injunction to stop the state from enforcing the medication ban, which took effect May 8, while a court challenge … Read more

How To Improve Outcomes in South Africa — Global Issues

The risk of a woman dying from pregnancy-related complications is one in 5,400 in high-income countries, compared to one in 45 in low-income countries. Credit: Travis Lupick/IPS opinion Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Inter Press Service May 11 (IPS) – The past 20 years have seen a significant decline in maternal mortality rates from 342 deaths … Read more

Women Leading Humanitarian Efforts in Ukraine, Now Include them in Leadership, say UN Women and CARE — Global Issues

Women have been highly impacted by the Ukraine war, and have headed humanitarian efforts in their communities, but are still absent from leadership positions. UN Women and Care called for their meaningful inclusion in planning and decision-making processes. Credit: Ed Holt/IPS by Naureen Hossain (new York) Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Inter Press Service New York, … Read more

Voices of Women in the MENA Region — Global Issues

Mozn Hassan, Founder, Doria Feminist Fund for Women by Sania Farooqui (new delhi, india) Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Inter Press Service NEW DELHI, India, May 11 (IPS) – When it comes to gender equality and development, the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and the Arab States region continues to be in a paradoxical situation. While … Read more

AFL rule prohibiting girls over 14 from mixed-gender competition outdated, Victorian mum says

Abby Weir’s love of football began when she was six, and she followed in her family’s footsteps of playing for their local football club, St Arnaud in north-west Victoria. Key points: A 14-year-old regional Victorian girl has been told she can no longer play in mixed-gender football matches due to AFL policy Her mother, Melissa … Read more

Government Ministries Must Collaborate to End Teenage Pregnancy Crisis in Kenya — Global Issues

Credit: Michael Duff/UNFPA opinion by Stephanie Musho Friday, April 29, 2022 Inter Press Service Apr 29 (IPS) – The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported there were 45,754 cases of adolescent pregnancies between January and February this year – that translates to 700 cases a day. Of the total number, at least 2000 of … Read more

Misogynistic Online Abuse Poses Major Threat to Women Journalists — Global Issues

opinion by Tara Carey (london) Thursday, April 28, 2022 Inter Press Service LONDON, Apr 28 (IPS) – The writer is Head of Media at the international women’s rights organization Equality Now The UN will be commemorating World Press Freedom Day on May 3. The following article is part of a series of IPS features and … Read more

With Violence on the Rise, Asian Americans Establish Support Groups for Help — Global Issues

Asian Americans affected by anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes have provided support to each other. Left to right from top: Dr Boyung Lee, Dr Russell Jeung, Cynthia Choi, Myleen Hollero, and Dr Bryant Lin. Credit: Myleen Hollero by Seimi Chu (California) Thursday, April 28, 2022 Inter Press Service California, Apr 28 (IPS) – Dr Boyung … Read more

The Key to Womens Labour Force Participation in India? — Global Issues

Gender equality in the labour force is a significant way to empower women. Credit: Mentor Together. Opinion by Arundhuti Gupta (bengaluru, india) Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Inter Press Service BENGALURU, India, Apr 27 (IPS) – Today, approximately 19 million young women are accessing post-secondary or tertiary education in India. Yet, such education has not translated into … Read more