26 April 2022 - NPWJ News Digest on FGM & Women's Rights


Climate leadership needs more women
Social Europe, 26 Apr 2022

‘The higher you go; the fewer women there are.’ This observation, by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and environmental trailblazer Wangari Maathai, reflects a reality familiar to all women who have aspired to leadership positions, and it has gained a new meaning for me as the climate crisis has intensified. 


U.S. asset freezes worsen Afghan women's suffering - UN experts
Reuters, 25 Apr 2022

The United States, as well as the Taliban authorities, is contributing to the suffering of women in Afghanistan through asset freezes, U.N. independent experts said on Monday.


How colonialism is a major cause of domestic abuse against women around the world
The Conservation, 25 Apr 2022

One in three women around the worldwill experience violence from an intimate partner at some point in their lifetime. That is a shocking figure. Even more shocking, though, is the fact that, in 23 countries – from the Americas and Africa to Asia and the Pacific – it is more like two in three women.



Africa: Rights Chief Bachelet Backs Call for Greater Women's Role in Disarmament Talks
allAfrica, 21 Apr 2022

Disarmament research agency UNIDIR called on Thursday for more women to take their rightful place in international security discussions - a move that's been warmly welcomed by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet.