Posts tagged "global"
New Report Shows FGM in Decline, But 30 Million Girls Still at Risk

New Report Shows FGM in Decline, But 30 Million Girls Still at Risk

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) published a report Monday saying that 30 million girls are at risk for female genital mutilation (FGM), despite a global decline in the practice.
USAID Announces Plan for Afghan Women

USAID Announces Plan for Afghan Women

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced a new $200 million program Thursday for Afghan women. The five-year plan, called Promote, is expected to increase economic, social, and political participation of women between the ages of 18 and 30 through education, job training, microfinance and credit for female entrepreneurs, and training for policymaking.
Bangladesh Passes New Garment Factory Labor Law

Bangladesh Passes New Garment Factory Labor Law

On Monday, the Bangladesh Parliament approved a new law aimed at expanded worker rights, especially in the garment industry. The law grants factory workers the right to unionize, as well as requires insurance for factory workers.
UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director

UN Women Appoints South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka as Executive Director

Last week, the UN Women, the UN body charged with advancing gender equality, announced that Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka from South Africa would take the position of Executive Director.
Ireland Passes First Abortion Exception Law

Ireland Passes First Abortion Exception Law

Early Friday morning, Irish lawmakers passed a bill allowing abortions if the mother's life is in danger. For the first time the Roman Catholic country approved a bill in the lower house of the parliament (Dail) in a 127 to 31 vote.
Happy Malala Day!

Happy Malala Day!

Girls Learn International, a project of the Feminist Majority Foundation, has been working to aid in Malala's effort for broader education around the globe for 10 years - and today they're honoring Malala as part of their 10th anniversary celebration, 30 Days of Sheroes.
Indian Juvenile Court Defers Verdict of Fatal Rape Case

Indian Juvenile Court Defers Verdict of Fatal Rape Case

A juvenile court in India has deferred the verdict of a 17 year old who is accused of participating in the gang-rape of a woman who later died from her injuries. He is charged with "rape, murder, destroying evidence, and other crimes including kidnapping carried out while aged 17."
Supreme Court Reversed Woman's Torture Case in Afghanistan

Supreme Court Reversed Woman’s Torture Case in Afghanistan

A case of three Afghans who were jailed for torturing a girl has been reversed by the Afghan Supreme Court. Sahar Gul was sold for $5,000 to a 30 years old man New York Times said
$5 Million to Address Sexual Violence Against Children–A Drop in PEPFAR’s Bucket?

$5 Million to Address Sexual Violence Against Children–A Drop in PEPFAR’s Bucket?

As the XIX International AIDS Conference draws to a close tomorrow, the United State’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has announced a $5 million grant for the Together for Girls(TFG) partnership–designed to address violence against girls and boys. U.S. Global AIDS coordinator Eric Goosby says funds will go to “support countries’ responses to...
Beyond the Ban: The Importance of AIDS 2012 Being Held in the US

Beyond the Ban: The Importance of AIDS 2012 Being Held in the US

When I was a little girl growing up in Bangladesh, my sisters and I were obsessed with England’s Princess Diana. We used to spend hours studying any pictures of her we could get our hands on, try to get our hair cut like hers, and attempt to get our local tailor to make us dresses...