Tagged: Gender Equality

NEWS: South Africa: Looming Addiction Epidemic

The numbers of South African women seeking help for addiction to prescription pain medication has been skyrocketing.
In the face of the looming addiction epidemic, experts – among the chair of INCB, the International Narcotics Control Board – are calling for tighter monitoring with regard to prescribing certain drugs. The issues spells tremendous challenges for South Africa: As more and more women in their 30s and 40s are seeking treatment, qualified workers, mothers and catalysts for South Africas sustainable development are lacking…

NEWS: UN Urges Measures For Girls’ Education

A recent UN-backed Statistics on Women study of 174 Member States showed that the best predictor of a country’s so-called “peacefulness” is not its wealth or political structure but the well-being and education of women and girls. This finding signifies a tremendous force for social change.
However, at the same time, he warned, almost one-third of countries today continue to lag in achieving gender parity in primary education while less than half see as many girls as boys in lower-secondary grades…

NEWS: UK: Over 50% Women With Alcohol Problems

According to new findings, in the United Kingdom there are more women who have a problem with alcohol than those who do not.
The latest AUDIT survey found that 55% of women in the UK who use alcohol have a problem, scoring eight on the World Health Organisation’s Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT)…

NEWS: Report: African Females ‘Being Left Behind’

UNAIDS and the African Union have launched a joint report entitled #Empower young women and adolescent girls: Fast-Tracking the end of the AIDS epidemic in Africa”. The report shows that despite considerable advances made in the global response to the AIDS epidemic over the last several decades, young women and adolescent girls in Africa “are still being left behind,”…

BLOG: Our Written Statement at CSW59

Alcohol is a major obstacle to women empowerment, gender equality and the achievement of the promises made in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, in 1995. Read our Statement to CSW59 and find all related sources…