Afghan women make impassioned plea at UN for action against ‘gender apartheid’

GENEVA – Afghan women made an impassioned plea at the United Nations (UN) Monday for solid international action to address the “gender apartheid” in their country since the Taliban swept to power last year. “Today, human rights in Afghanistan do not exist,” Afghan Mahbouba Seraj told the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The […]

Global campaigners: Virus, climate crisis fuel gender violence

Activists prepare mannequins during a public campaign on violence against women, in front of the parliament building in Jakarta on Dec 8, 2020. (BAY ISMOYO / AFP) NAIROBI – Violence against women and girls has escalated in low-income countries against a backdrop of climate emergencies, COVID-19-related disruptions, and civil strife, international health campaigners said Monday. […]

NEAR opens submissions for Women in Web3 Changemakers 2022

NEAR Foundation, in partnership with Forkast, today announced the opening for submissions to the inaugural global Women in Web3 Changemakers list. London, UK, July 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — NEAR Foundation, in partnership with Forkast, today announced the opening for submissions to the inaugural global Women in Web3 Changemakers list. Designed to showcase […]

China offers women perks for having babies. Single mums don’t qualify

BEIJING (NYTIMES) – When Chan Zhang heard about the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade, she was baffled that Americans were still arguing over abortion rights. “Here, overall, the society does not encourage abortion,” said Ms Zhang, a 37-year-old junior faculty member at a prestigious university on China’s east coast. “But I feel like […]

China offers women perks for having babies. Single moms don’t qualify

BEIJING (NYTIMES) – When Chan Zhang heard about the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, she was baffled that Americans were still arguing over abortion rights. “Here, overall, the society does not encourage abortion,” said Zhang, a 37-year-old junior faculty member at a prestigious university on China’s east coast, “but I feel […]

The invisible half: Dawn

ISLAMABAD (DAWN/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – What better illustrates the Afghan Taliban’s misogynistic and medieval worldview than the fact that not a single woman was invited to the three-day gathering in Kabul of over 3,500 clerics and ‘people of influence’ from around Afghanistan? As though to reinforce the irrelevance of women and the fact they are […]

UN: A third of women in developing countries become young mothers

Mozambican women and expecting mothers await to receive medical care at the Murrupelane Maternity ward on July 5, 2018 in Nacala, Nampula province, Mozambique. The United Nations Population Fund is supporting Mozambique's effort and commitment to improve the reproductive health and general well being of its citizens. (GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP) UNITED NATIONS – Nearly […]