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    Gender and Migration – Stories from the Gender Wire

    23 Apr 2010

    imageiom1April’s edition of  “IOM Gender and Migration News”  from the International Organization for Migration in Geneva features three articles from the IPS Gender Wire archive.  Click on the image to access the full newsletter.

    In the story Paraguay: Nurses seeking greener pastures in Italy Natalia Ruiz Diaz explains the brain drain of trained nurses and the impact on Paraguyan health care – for example ICU units are unable to open because of a lack of experienced nurses. At the same time the opportunities for migrants in countries like Italy enable them to support their families back home. More »

    RIGHTS: Palestinian Women Suffer as Israel Violates CEDAW

    05 Nov 2009

    By Mel Frykberg


    RAMALLAH, Nov 5 (IPS) – Palestinian women continue to suffer abuse and denial of basic human rights at the hands of Israeli settlers and soldiers in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

    This is in flagrant violation of Israel’s obligations as a signatory to the UN Convention of the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). CEDAW is the first international human rights treaty devoted to the rights of women.

    According to the Convention, discrimination against women represents a violation of the principles of equality and human dignity, and is considered an obstacle to the participation of women, on an equal footing with men, in the political, social, economic and cultural life of their country.

    The Convention obliges all state parties to take appropriate measures, legislative and non-legislative, to prohibit all forms of discrimination against women. More »

    Nobel Women’s Initiative and IPS Team up to get Women’s Views onto Op-Ed Pages

    03 Jun 2009

    wangari_maathai2Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai wants to ensure that African states meeting in Addis Ababa this week let the International Criminal Court get on with its job. The people of Darfur, especially the women and children who have borne the brunt of violence, deserve to see justice done. The IPS Columnist Service responded to a request from fellow MDG3 grantee the Nobel Women’s Initiative to circulate Dr Maathai’s Op-Ed, co-authored with two other Nobel Laureates Wole Soyinka and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to major newspaper in Africa and globally. More »