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Sexual abuse ahere UN chief has No jurisdiction to act

By Thalif Deen UN, Mar 26 (IPS) – As sexual harassment charges in the UN system keep piling up, the UN Secretariat has a new administrative problem on its hands: Accusations of sexual abuse in the New York office of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) whose members are elected by the 193-member General Assembly – but not answerable either ... Read More »

Palestinian child activist Ahed Tamimi given 8 months in prison

The continued imprisonment of Palestinian child activist Ahed Tamimi is a flagrant attempt to intimidate those who dare challenge the circumstances of the ongoing occupation, Amnesty International said today after she was sentenced to eight months and a 5,000 shekels fine (around US$ 1,400) with a three year suspended sentence after entering into a plea deal at Ofer military court ... Read More »

BAU teacher-scandal

Mymensingh, March 21 – A teacher of Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) was found allegedly in moral abatement at an adjacent area of university on Tuesday night. Read More »

Boko Haram releases 76 abducted girls

ABUJA(BSS/AFP) – Boko Haram jihadists have released 76 of the 110 schoolgirls that were abducted from the northeastern town of Dapchi in February, the government said in a statement on Wednesday. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said “the 76 are those who have been documented so far, adding that the release of the abducted students is ongoing”. Read More »

Dowry death or murder?

By Geetika Dang , Vani S. Kulkarni and Raghav Gaiha New Delhi, Mar 19 (IPS) – Dowry deaths rose from about 19 per day in 2001 to 21 per day in 2016. It is indeed alarming that the rise in dowry deaths is unabated despite greater stringency of anti-dowry laws. Read More »

We must talk to each other to solve gender inequality

By Monique Barbut Bonn, Mar 12 (IPS) – The international community agreed on the global Goal of achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030. But we can’t reach it – not even by 2050 – until we talk to each other, rather than pa st each other. If we are serious about empowering women and girls, we have to ... Read More »