Rights / Gender
New York: Senior officials from across the United Nations on Wednesday stood in solidarity with survivors of violence against women and activists working to end the all-too common human rights violation. more
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 ...

Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development

New York: The global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, UN Deputy Secretary-General ...

New UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes ‘preventing sexual exploitation and abuse’

New York: “An inspiration to all of us” is how top Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, described this year’s winner of the UN Female Police Officer of the Year Award, which wa ...

More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show

New York: More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth i ...

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

New York: The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive ...

Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence

New York, Aug 20 (JEN): Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following a ...

‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts

New York, Aug 17 (JEN): Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation from six Unit ...

Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul

New York, July 22 (JEN): The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge ...

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief

New York, July 17 (JEN): Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a H ...