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Kabul:  The Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has said 15 people are being investigated for alleged sexual abuse of female athletes belonging to women’s football team of the south Asian nation, media reports said. more
Women ‘vital’ to peace efforts and ensuring long-lasting stability in Afghanistan

New York: As gender-equality advocates discuss how a lasting peace can be secured in Afghanistan, the top UN official in the country has underscored the importance of women’s partic ...

UN calls for women's meaningful participation in Afghan peace

Kabul: Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialog ...

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani orders investigation into sex abuse claims in women's football team

Kabul: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has ordered a probe into the allegations related to the sexual abuse of female athletes.

Violence against women a ‘mark of shame’ on our societies, says UN chief on World Day

New York, Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societ ...

UN calls to support survivors and amplify voices of advocates to end violence against women and girls

Mumbai,  Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the United Nations in Afghani ...

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

New York, Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Gute ...

Afghanistan government plans to recruit 30,000 female teachers

Kabul: The Afghanistan government has said it is going to recruit 30,000 female teachers within five years.

UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress as ‘historic victory’

New York, The record number of women who stood as candidates in the United States Congressional elections this week marks an “unprecedented” advance “critical for the ac ...

UN must bring more women police officers into the fold to be effective – UN peacekeeping official

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior U ...