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Indonesia’s Merapi Volcano Erupted, Spewing Hot Ash

Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted yesterday, spewing volcanic ash to several villages nearby, the country’s Geological Disaster Technology Research and Development Centre (BPPTKG) reported.   “The volcano erupted at 12:12 midday local time,” said head of BPPTKG, Agus Budi Santoso, in a written statement, adding that, during the past week,

Death Toll From Western Indonesia’s Landslides Rises To 44

The death toll from the landslides striking Indonesia’s western province of Riau Islands, increased to 44 yesterrday, as the search for the 11 missing people was still going on, an official said.   “Of the 44 bodies recovered, 43 of them have been identified,” said Raja Darmika, head of the

Death Toll From Indonesia’s Landslides Increased To 33

JAKARTA,  The death toll from the landslides in Indonesia’s western province of Riau Islands earlier this week, rose to 33, with 21 others missing, a disaster agency official said yesterday.   The disaster-hit Natuna Regency on Monday, already evacuated 1,300 people, after the landslides destroyed houses, Syariffuddin Muhammad, secretary of

Delegates Highlight Rural Women’s, Girls’ National, Economic Contributions, But Point to Gaps in Education, Food Security, as Commission Session Continues

Representatives of Member States today delivered voluntary presentations on their national efforts to implement the 2018 agreed outcomes on “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls” as the Commission on the Status of Women continued its sixty-seventh session.   The session, which

State obligations regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender-based violence response during the COVID-19 pandemic: Reflections and lessons learned

Women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response, particularly with regard to their sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and access to gender-based violence (GBV) services. From 2020 to 2022, there was an increase in maternal mortality; an

Progress in Security Council’s Women, Peace, Security Agenda Lacking, as Sexual Violence, Insufficient Protection, Absence in Peace Processes Continues

As Agenda Nears Twenty-Fifth Anniversary, Gains on Gender Equality Shrinking Worldwide, Women Still Suffering from Brutal Armed Conflicts, and “Gender Apartheid” From freedoms vanishing under Afghanistan’s Taliban regime to sexual violence committed against the backdrop of war in Ukraine, the rights of women around the globe remain under threat more