Rights / Gender
Women
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 and significance is often overlooked, the head of the United Nations entity for women's empowerment on Sunday said. more
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 ...

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model

New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence – the most common form of violence against women in the Arab world – was spotlight ...

INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achievin ...

Expert meeting at UN aspires to create ‘space’ for women in science and technology

New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women’s involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and m ...

Saudi Arabia lifts ban, to let women drive

Riyadh, Sep 27 (JEN): In a historic development, Saudi Arabia has decided to lift the ban on women drivers and let them drive, reports said.

India: Child bride racket busted in Hyderabad, 20 nabbed

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (JEN): Acting on a tip-off, a major child bride racket was busted in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, leading to the arrest of at least 20 people, including foreign nati ...

UN launches initiative to reach equal pay for equal work by 2030

New York, Sept 19(Just Earth News): Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organ ...

New UN global innovation forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women and girls in tech

New York, Sept 15(Just Earth News): The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with ...

Triple Talaq a tip of the iceberg, practitioners of Islam in India draw flak for other anti-women practices too

A phone call is all it took Esharat Jahan to realise that her marriage was going pear shaped. Her husband had called from Dubai, where he worked, and uttered those three words 'talaq, talaq, ...