Rights / Gender
New York : Although measures to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) committed by UN personnel are proving effective, there is still room to do more, the senior official leading these efforts told journalists in New York on Friday. more
Victim-centred laws ‘paramount’ to combat online sexual abuse against children

New York : Comprehensive national strategies are urgently needed to prevent child sexual abuse online and other Internet issues for children, independent UN human rights experts said on T ...

A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse

New York/IBNS: Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame ...

Sexual abuse of elderly likely to ‘grow dramatically’, UN expert says

New York, June 14 (JEN): As the world prepares to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, the UN independent human rights expert mandated with defending the rights of older pe ...

The UN’s unyielding effort to tackle sexual abuse and exploitation: our quarterly update

New York, May 31 (JEN): In the first quarter of 2019, according to latest figures released on Thursday, the United Nations recorded a total of 37 allegations of sexual exploitation and ab ...

Pakistani ministers seeks international cooperation to reduce child sexual abuse

Islamabad:  Pakistani Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari has called for more cooperation internationally to reduce crimes related to child sexual abuse.  

Afghanistan: 15 people investigated over alleged sexual abuse of female football players

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 footbal ...

Whistleblowers say Medecins Sans Frontieres staffs used prostitutes in Africa

London: Use of local prostitutes by staffs at international charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) are rampant, whistleblowers told the BBC Victoria Derbyshire program ...

Combating ‘scourge’ of sexual abuse allegations remains ‘key’ UN priority, as 54 new allegations emerge

New York: More than 50 allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse involving personnel serving with the United Nations and its partners in the field were received in the first three mont ...

Report highlights UN progress in fight to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

New York: The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016 to 138 last year, according to the lat ...