Rights / Gender
New York : Urgent, and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), said on Tuesday, in its latest major report on the state of the world’s population. more
First Person: Ending violence against women - ‘men and boys — I am talking to you’, says UN Deputy Chief

New York : Men and boys who “turn a blind eye” to violence against women, must accept that they are “accomplices to violence” according to the UN Deputy Secretary- ...

COVID-19: New women-led UN initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods

New York : Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy UN chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that ...

Pakistani religious scholar blames women for spread of COVID-19 in country

Islamabad: A popular religious scholar of Pakistan, Maulana Tariq Jameel, triggered a controversy after he blamed women of the country for the spread of Coronavirus.

Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic

New York : As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, ...

Women plough the way to peace in South Sudan resettlement project

New York: Women who had been displaced by fighting in South Sudan are sowing seeds of peace, with support from the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief

New York : The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if half the planet is left behind, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said in Papua New Guinea on Su ...

International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone

New York : The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in he ...

Women and girls still vulnerable to HIV due to gender inequality: UNAIDS

New York : Gender discrimination and violence, as well as “huge” gaps in education, are among the factors why women and girls remain vulnerable to HIV, according to the UN age ...

Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief

New York : The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday evening, in a call to transform the world by ensur ...