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Never Give up on Women’s Rights – Edna Ismail

By IPS International Desk NEW YORK, Mar 20 2020 (IPS) – For Dr Edna Adan Ismail maternal health and midwifery is deeply personal. In an interview with Women Deliver Young Leader Musu Bakoto Sawo, Ismail recalls her mother’s devasting experiences which impacted on her own life’s choices. Read More »

Two RU students held over alleged rape

Rajshahi, March 12 – Police arrested two Rajshahi University students from Shah Makhdum (SM) hall of the university on Wednesday night over alleged rape a girl. The arrestees were sent to jail through court, according to the Motihar police station officer-in-charge Masud Parvej’s speech. Read More »

How have women’s legal rights evolved over the last 50 years?

Tea Trumbic Today, women have just three-quarters of the legal rights of men. In 1970, it was less than half. The Women, Business and the Law 2020 report presented results from our recent effort to document how laws have changed since 1970. This exceptional dataset has already facilitated ground-breaking research that shows that a country’s performance on the Women, Business ... Read More »

There can be no green peace without gender equality

By Jennifer Morgan AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, Mar 5 2020 (IPS) – Gender inequality – like the climate emergency – is not inevitable, but is kept in place by the poor choices too many cis men make on a daily basis. And it is not just womxn who are hurt and trapped by this patriarchal problem, but girls and non-binary people ... Read More »

Justice for sexual assault must be swift, loud, consistent

By Siddharth Chatterjee NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 14 2020 (IPS) – Every year Valentines Day is celebrated with great relish & celebration. People show their affection for another person or people by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love. But there is a tragic dark side which stays in the shadows, when considering violence against women, one is confronted ... Read More »

Ending bullying and humiliation over Menstruation

By Mantoe Phakathi MBABANE , Jan 21 2020 (IPS) – When 14-year-old Nomcebo Mkhaliphi first noticed the blood discharged from her vagina, she was shocked. Confused, she turned to her older sisters for advice. “My sisters told me that they were experiencing the same every month and that they used fabric, toilet paper and newspapers as sanitary wear,” recalls the ... Read More »

A girl found dead in the capital might be a rape victim

Dhaka, Dec 6 – A girl, found dead on Wednesday night in a lane on the Circular Road in Malibagh area of Dhaka might have been raped before being killed, said a forensic doctor after an autopsy on Friday. Sohel Mahmud, head of the Dhaka Medical College Forensic Medicine Department, told reporters that her hands, legs, waist and spinal cord ... Read More »