By Thalif Deen The following is an updated version of the article published on 6 August 2023. UNITED NATIONS. 9 August 2023 (IDN) — The United Nations has been a vociferous and longstanding advocate of gender empowerment in its political, social and economic agenda characterized by 17 Sustainable Dvelopment Goals (SDGs), including poverty and hunger […]
Part I: Understanding Taliban Apologism By Bashir Mobasher* This article was issued by the Toda Peace Institute and is being republished with their permission. ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA, USA. 8 August 2023 (IDN) — Recently, Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary General, and other Taliban apologists in the UN held a meeting in Doha with different regional […]
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS. 6 August 2023 (IDN) — The United Nations has been a vociferous and longstanding advocate of gender empowerment in its political, social and economic agenda characterized by 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including poverty and hunger eradication, quality education, human rights and climate change. In her 23 July presentation, titled […]
By Razeena Raheem UNITED NATIONS. 21 July 2023 (IDN) — A senior UN staffer, Shihana Mohamed—who is also a dedicated human rights activist and a strong advocate of gender empowerment—is one of 20 Fellows in the 2023 class of the “Public Voices Fellowship on Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls”. The US-based fellowship is […]
By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK. 16 July 2023 (IDN) — Over a dozen organizations have signed on to a petition seeking the removal of a senior employee in the multinational Intel Corporation allegedly spreading anti-LGBTQ sentiment in several African countries. The rights groups allege that Intel’s vice-president of global regulatory affairs has […]
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, 17 June 2023 (IDN) — Shirley Chisholm, the first Black American woman elected to the US Congress back in 1972, once famously remarked: “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” The legendary remark was a reflection of the gender bias in the US […]
By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network NEW YORK, 12 June 2023 (IDN) — An American evangelical lobby group has been coaching high-ranking African politicians and religious and civic leaders to oppose comprehensive sex education (CSE) across the continent. According to openDemocracy, an independent news website, African ambassadors to the UN have gone to the Arizona […]
By Yossef Ben-Meir MARRAKECH, 29 May 2023 (IDN) — A research study reveals the positive community impact of sustainable agricultural initiatives when preceded by women’s empowerment workshops, leading to participatory action, enhanced community well-being, and decentralization.
By Radwan Jakeem NEW YORK, 13 April 2023 (IDN) — The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is convinced that equalizing the playing field for women in the agriculture and food sectors could boost growth and feed millions. It is estimated that more than one-third of women are employed in agrifood systems, which include food […]
By Caroline Mwanga NEW YORK, 18 March 2023 (IDN) — The UN’s largest annual gathering on gender equality, the empowerment of all women and girls and their human rights closed its two-week-long session on 17 March, acknowledging the critical role of technology and innovation in achieving gender equality.