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Solar cookers produce more than food for Mexican women

By Emilio Godoy Villa De Zaachila, Mexico, Oct 30 2019 (IPS) – The sun’s rays are also used to cook food and thus replace the burning of firewood and gas, improve the health of local residents and fuel the energy transition towards the use of renewable sources – the objectives of an enterprise in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. Read More »

সিডও’র ওপর আপত্তি বহাল রাখতে হবে -মাওলানা নেজামী

ইসলামী ঐক্যজোটের চেয়ারম্যান ও বাংলাশে নেজামে ইসলাম পার্টির সভাপতি মাওলানা আবদুল লতিফ নেজামী জাতিসংঘের নারীর প্রতি সকল প্রকার বৈষম্য বিলোপ সনদ-সিডও-এর ইসলাম বিরোধী ধারা ২ এবং ১৬.১-এর ওপর আরোপিত বাংলাদেশের আপত্তি প্রত্যাহারের জন্যে মহিলা পরিষদের দাবির তীব্র সমালোচনা করে বলেছেন যে, বিশ্বের উলামায়ে কেরামের সর্বসম্মত সিদ্ধান্ত মোতাবেক জাতিসংঘ প্রণীত ”নারীর প্রতি সকল প্রকার বৈষম্য বিলোপ সনদ (সিডও)”-এর উত্তরাধিকার (মিরাস) সম্পর্কিত ... Read More »

BHF announces final squad for Women’s Junior AHF Cup’2019

Dhaka – Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) on Sunday announced a 22-member final squad of the Women’s Hockey team to participate in the Women’s Junior (U-21) AHF Cup Hockey Qualifiers scheduled to be held from September 9–15 in Singapore. Bangladesh team will leave Dhaka for Singapore Wednesday (September 4) morning at 8:20 am.Six Asian countries–Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Chinese Taipei, Sri Lanka, ... Read More »

Women and Green Economy: Engaging with New Dev Bank

By Govind Kelkar and Sudeshna Sengupta PWESCR is happy to present BRICS Feminist Watch’s position paper, Women and the Green Economy: Engaging with New Development Bank. The concept of Green Economy has been operationalized for the last 10 years. Politically, the concept became prevalent from the negotiation in Environmental Summit of 1992. Rio 20 became the platform where the idea ... Read More »

On brutality of violence against women

By Farhana Haque Rahman and Raghav Gaiha Horrific violence against women is unabated and rising in South Asia. Rome and New Delhi, Aug 6 2019 (IPS) – On a cold night in December 2012, a ghastly crime was committed in New Delhi which stunned the world. Six men dragged helpless Nirbhaya-a 23-year-old female physiotherapy intern- to the back of the ... Read More »

UNDP to equip BD women, girls for better climate adaptation

Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – The government has joined hands with UNDP to implement a $33m project in Satkhira and Khulna districts benefitting almost 7 lakh people mostly women and adolescent girls to help them adapt better to climate change. The six-year project is mainly financed by the Green Climate Fund (GCF), world’s largest multilateral fund for climate change action. ... Read More »

Adam Scott relishes putting women first in ‘Big Little Lies’

Los Angeles, Jun 8 (AP/UNB) — Women dominate “Big Little Lies ,” both on the screen and in the behind-the-scenes power of Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, who are executive producers as well as stars of the HBO series. But how does Adam Scott, who plays husband Ed to Witherspoon’s Madeline, feel about flipping the gender dynamic with a male ... Read More »

Women HR defenders face greater risks for their gender

JOHANNESBURG, May 16 2019 (IPS) – Does the name Ihsan Al Fagiri ring a bell? How about Heba Omer or Adeela Al Zaebaq? It’s likely that these names, among countless others, are not known to the average news consumer. But their tireless and dangerous work, however, has made news headlines as protests led to historic political change in Sudan. To the ... Read More »

Unlocking the power of women

NEW YORK, May 15 2019 (IPS) – This June, thousands will flock to Vancouver for a global dialogue on how to accelerate progress for girls and women under the banner of power, progress and change. At the Women Deliver 2019 Conference, the largest in the world for gender equality, delegates will come together to unlock power at three levels: individual, structural, and ... Read More »

National Skating: Laser Skating Club clinch both men, women titles

Dhaka – Laser Skating Club emerged champions in the both men and women divisions of the 8th National Roller Skating Championship that ended at the Sheikh Russell Roller Skating Complex here on Friday. In women’s division, Laser Skating Club women’s team defeated Dinajpur Roller Skating Association by 1-0 goals while Laser Skating Club men’s team beat Sundarban Skating Club by ... Read More »

Nepal Police and community tackle violence against women

• Police and Community Partnership in Nepal Tackling Violence Against Women • According to a survey by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), 61% of women who face domestic abuse in Nepal never report it. • Reporting cases of gender-based violence has increased by more than 46% in the districts with the program. Thirty-six-year-old Harina from Bajhang in western Nepal ... Read More »

Bangladesh U-16 women booters make practice in Myanmar

Dhaka – Bangladesh U-16 Women’s Football team, now in Myanmar, to compete in the Qualifying Round-2 of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championships, made their official training session at the match venue — Mandalar Thiri Stadium – on Monday afternoon ahead of their first match against the Philippines on Wednesday. The Group B match venue of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship ... Read More »

Pakistani women seek abortions as birth control

Pregnant, desperate, and poor, Pakistani mother Zameena faced a stark choice: risk her life by having a secret abortion, or risk her life bearing her husband a sixth child.In the end, she opted for the former, one of more than two million women a year to do so in a country where religious leaders are critical of family planning measures ... Read More »

Women reign at glitzy Grammys gala

A bold streak of feminism ran through the Grammys gala on Sunday, as women artists dominated in the competition and on the concert stage. Rappers Cardi B and Childish Gambino delivered a history-making night for hip-hop. Gambino — the musical alter ego of actor Donald Glover — posted four big wins for his provocative hit “This Is America,” but did ... Read More »

Saudi govt to hire women ‘soldiers’

Saudi Arabia’s Directorate of Public Security is to hire female soldiers for the first time. The directorate has opened the door to accept women in military posts for the rank of ‘soldier’ in Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah, Qassim and Asir, according to Saudi Press Agency. Applicants can apply through the jobs portal until March 1. The Directorate of Public Security’s ... Read More »

Investcorp to fit out some Saudi gyms for women

Bahrain-based private equity firm Investcorp is turning some of the gyms it part owns in Saudi Arabia into women-only facilities in response to surging demand, its co-chief executive said. The move comes as the deeply conservative kingdom embarks on a transformation that encompasses giving women more freedoms, including being allowed to drive and attend sporting events. “Recently the regulations were ... Read More »