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New York, Nov 26(Just Earth News): Reflecting on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for investment in women and girls, decrying gender inequality as perhaps the most pervasive disparity around the world.

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No man will reach full potential unless women reach theirs, UN says on Day of Eliminating Violence

New York, Nov 25(Just Earth News): Unless the international community tackles violence against women, the world will not eradicate poverty or reach any of the other Sustainable Develop ...

Women are looking for opportunities in business, UN forum told

New York, Nov 1(Just Earth News): Despite overwhelming challenges women face at the workplace, “they are not helpless,” they will follow their dreams, work to the hardest and achieve the ...

All 17 Global Goals interrelated, with strong links to gender equality – senior UN official

New York, Nov 1(Just Earth News): Addressing challenges faced by women in the world of work is a key theme for a United Nations forum on leveraging the power of partnerships to drive the imp ...

Is Saudi relaxing women laws?

Riyadh, Oct 30 (JEN): Considered a nemesis, in terms of nation, when it comes to women rights, it seems Saudi Arabia is casting away its dark practices for a more globally accepted norms.

Security Council debate on ‘women, peace and security’ spotlights prevention and gender equality links

New York, Oct 28(Just Earth News): At the Security Council on Friday, a senior United Nations official called on Member States, regional organizations and civil society for greater partnersh ...

Parity in politics: Women still have a long way to go, feel experts

London, Oct 20 (JEN): Women have come a long way when it comes to holding a position of power in politics, but is yet to achieve equality in the given field and must fight on in order to ach ...

Quebec set to do away with face veil, triggers row

Montreal, Oct 17 (JEN): Following a decade long debate, Quebec is set to ban the burqa or face veil, thereby triggering protests from Islam sympathisers.

On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural

New York, Oct 16(Just Earth News): Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role an ...

FEATURE: A woman’s strength is unlimited, says award-winning UN peacekeeper

New York, Oct 12(Just Earth News): “Being a girl child, I dreamt of occupying a powerful position to influence and create change in the community. It was the segregation of women that I ex ...