Posts Tagged ‘Women’s rights’

Equal rights campaign wants more women in Church leadership roles Comments 0

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

A women’s group aimed at promoting equal rights within the Church and more leadership roles for female Catholics has launched a new campaign. The Overcoming the Silence campaign encourages women to be more assertive in making their voices heard. The Church must elevate women to leadership positions if it is to restore trust following sexual Read more

Catholic missionary says women critical to Afghanistan’s future Comments 0

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Afghanistan’s future depends on women. The most active people are women, They are the bearers of a positive vision of the country’s future, says Barnabite Fr. Giuseppe Moretti, who was a missionary in Afghanistan for 25 years. “They are very intelligent and have a more open mentality than men. They try to fight slavery with Read more

Neo-liberalism toxic, and a tragedy for women – Dame Anne Salmond Comments 0

Thursday, September 20th, 2018
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If women have to act like men in order to be leaders, that’s the “ultimate defeat”, according to Dame Anne Salmond. The writer and anthropologist was the keynote speaker at the Women of Influence Forum 2018 held in Auckland on Tuesday. She said working environments based on short-term contracts, often poorly paid, where the risks and costs Read more

Faith-based organisations can help promote the rights of women and children Comments 0

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Fiji’s Minister for Women and Poverty Alleviation, Mereseini Vuniwaqa,  believes faith-based organisations have a strong impact on the protection of the rights of women and children She has encouraged these organisations to educate their various groups and family members to eliminate social ills and discrimination against women. Vuniwaqa said she is looking to work closely with Read more

United Nations new Secretary General against abortion, marriage equality and gay rights Comments 0

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

United Nations new Secretary General Antonio Guterres’s appointment is not everyone’s choice. The ninth man to lead the UN in its 71-year history has drawn opposition from gay rights and women’s groups. Guterres will replace Ban Ki-moon when he retires at the end of December. The devout Catholic is against abortion, marriage equality and gay Read more

Couple in Bougainville jailed after abortion Comments 0

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

Leoba Devana is serving time in the jail on Buka Island, part of Papua New Guinea’s Autonomous Region of Bougainville after having an abortion. She was charged and convicted – erroneously, in the eyes of a coalition of senior medical, legal and human rights advocates in Port Moresby who have taken up her case – Read more

Tonga’s PM says let the people decide about CEDAW Comments 0

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The Prime Minister of Tonga, ‘Akilisi Pohiva, says the issue of ratifying a United Nations Convention CEDAW which recently led to protests in the country, will be put to the public, after the coronation celebrations end. Cabinet announced earlier this year its intention to join the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination Read more

Pro-CEDAW petition presented to Tonga parliament Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015

A petition has been presented to the Tonga parliament backing the government’s efforts to ratify the United Nation’s Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, or CEDAW. Ofa Guttenbeil-Likiliki, the director of the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Centre, stated in an interview with Radio New Zealand that there are plenty of people who Read more

New freephone reduces waiting time for abortions Comments 0

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Women seeking an abortion are being offered easier access to the procedure with a free, national telephone consultation service that started this week. Using the freephone number the service has been set up by Wairarapa abortion doctor Simon Snook because of the delays, said to be potentially harmful, faced by many New Zealand women seeking Read more

PM warns prospective women MPs not to neglect God-given domestic duties Comments 0

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says women should not let their drive and determination to enter politics make them neglect their God given duties as mothers. He said women hold families, villages, and churches together and they are also the backbone of the country. Tuilaepa was speaking at the final sitting of Parliament for Read more