Tag: Women

NEWS

Kuwait Hangs Seven People In First Executions Since 2017

Four Kuwaitis, a Pakistani, a Syrian, and an Ethiopian were hanged, despite condemnation from Amnesty International. Kuwait has put seven people to death in a mass execution, the state-run KUNA news agency confirmed, making it the first execution since 2017 despite appeals from human rights organizations for clemency. The inmates who were hanged on Wednesday were four Kuwaitis, a Pakistani, […]

NEWS

Uprooted Women’s Rights Activist Wants Change Within Afghanistan

When the U.S. government started formally negotiating with the Taliban in Doha, Qatar, in 2019, Tamana Ayazi was concerned the process excluded prevalent fears of Afghan women that a Taliban return to power would deprive them of their basic human rights. A filmmaker, Ayazi, decided to tell the world what was at stake for Afghan women through a documentary centered […]

SPORTS

Walsh To Shuffle Batters Ahead Of Final Women’s ODI vs NZ

WEST INDIES women’s head coach Courtney Walsh said there is a possibility his batting line-up for Sunday’s third and final One-Day International series match against New Zealand women will be shuffled to bolster their chances of victory. The maroon slumped to their second straight defeat at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday as the Kiwis snagged a series-win, […]

NEWS

Taliban Rebuff UN Calls For Reversing Rules On Afghan Women

ISLAMABAD — The Afghan Taliban have turned down renewed calls by the United Nations for the Islamist rulers to reverse restrictions on the human rights of women in Afghanistan, saying they are in line with local religious and cultural values. The hard-line group’s foreign ministry issued a statement Friday rejecting U.N. concerns as “unfounded.” It urged the global community “not to […]

SPORTS

Windies Women In A Ten-Team Affair In Upcoming ODI Cycle

The West Indies are set to play two additional series during the upcoming 2022-25 edition of the ICC ODI Women’s Championship cycle after Bangladesh and Ireland were added to make it a ten-team affair. Bangladesh and Ireland were added based on their ninth and tenth place ODI team rankings. They join the West Indies and the other seven existing teams […]

SPORTS

‘Complete Package’ Selected For ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, Says Walsh

With the West Indies, Women’s 15-member squad selected for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, Head Coach Courtney Walsh believes they have the best combination possible to compete in the pinnacle women’s cricket event. “We wanted the complete package with regards to batting, bowling, and fielding. The 18 players that we have here is what we as […]

EDUCATION

Afghan Public Universities Reopen With Gender Segregated Classes

Universities have reopened six months after Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to classrooms. Afghanistan’s main universities have reopened six months after the Taliban returned to power, but only a trickle of women have returned to now-segregated classes. Most secondary schools for girls and all public universities were shuttered following the Taliban’s August 15 takeover, […]

SPORTS

West Indies Name Squad For ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup In New Zealand

ST JOHN’S, Antigua -Cricket West Indies (CWI) Women’s Selection Panel today named the 15-member West Indies Women’s squad to participate in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, to be played in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3. Stafanie Taylor, one of the leading all-rounders in the history of the game will lead the squad, with off-spinner Anisa Mohammed […]

Jamaica

Gov’t Committed To Providing Opportunities In STEM For Women And Girls

Photo credit: JIS Minister of Science, Energy, and Technology, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says Government will continue to provide the necessary support to help girls and young women harness their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). “It is imperative that women and girls, for generations to come, know and take their place in science without any reservation. This Ministry […]

SPORTS

Windies Women Lose Against South Africa In ODI Series

West Indies Women lost their final ODI by six wickets to South Africa’s Women in Johannesburg on Sunday, and with it, the series 2-1. Scores: Windies 174 all out from 49.2 overs vs. SAW 175 for 4 from 39.5 overs. The Windies Women won the toss and elected to bat first but only managed a paltry score of 174, all […]