World News Digest

UNFPA Humanitarian Response in Yemen - 2018 [EN/AR]

22 February 2018

An estimated three million women and girls are at risk of gender-based violence (GBV), with an increase in women seeking GBV services by 36 percent in 2017. Rates of child marriage have also jumped from 52 percent of Yemeni girls marrying under the age of 18 in 2016 to nearly 66 percent in 2017.

Plantiffs, including two Fitchburg residents, file lawsuit against Trump's decision to end TPS

22 February 2018

The TPS designation for El Salvador was made in 2001 and for Haiti in 2010, due to natural disasters, and the Lawyers' Committee says recoveries have stalled in those nations due to "stagnant economies, extreme gang and gender-based violence, a cholera epidemic and ill-functioning infrastructures.".

Domestic Violence: 28% Of Women In Nigeria Affected – NGO

22 February 2018

She said ACTS Generation as a gender-based organization is focused on zero tolerance against any form of violence and abuse as well as attempt at trafficking of women and the girl-child in Nigeria. “Widely acknowledged is the reality that the majority of persons affected by gender based violence are ...

Ford Executive Who Settled Sex and Race Harassment Probe Leaves Abruptly, Apologizes for ...

22 February 2018

... as the publication that first reported on the Harvey Weinstein scandal—a watershed moment in the fight against gender-based violence and discrimination that launched the #MeToo movement, unearthing dozens of stories of harassment and assault—turned its attention to blue-collar workplaces.

Afghan Civilians Continue To 'Bear The Brunt Of The War'

22 February 2018

The report says that gender-based violence against women and girls especially in areas under Taliban control has also increased significantly during this period. In the first half of the year, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission reported thousands of cases of violence against women ...