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New York: Climate change and environmental degradation are escalating the risk and prevalence of violence against women and girls across the world, a UN-appointed independent human rights expert warned on Wednesday. more
Pakistan: Minister says 600,000 pregnant women in flood-hit areas lack facilities

Pakistan's Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr Aisha Ghous Pasha has said  600,000 pregnant women in flood-hit areas lack maternal health services and have no safe place ...

Women demonstrate in Kabul over Mahsa Amini's death, Taliban fire into air disperse protesters

Kabul: The Taliban forces shot in the air to disperse the women protesters who had assembled in front of the Iranian Embassy in Kabul to demonstrate against the death of Mahsa Amini.

Ukraine war-induced crisis affecting women and girls disproportionately: UN report

A new UN report reveals how the Ukraine war and its global impacts on food, energy, and finance are affecting women and girls disproportionately, both inside the country and around the wo ...

Mahsa Amini death: At least 31 killed in Iran as authorities crack down on anti-hijab protesters

At least 31 people have been killed across Iran in the crack down on anti-hijab protests triggered by the custodial death of 22-year-old woman Mahsa Amini, who was arrested for “imp ...

New platform highlights women’s leadership in tackling global challenges

New York: Women Heads of State and Government meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Tuesday have highlighted how women’s full and effective parti ...

Alarm over Iranian woman’s death after ‘improper’ hijab arrest

New York: The acting High Commissioner for Human Rights Nada Al-Nashif, expressed alarm on Tuesday at the death in custody in Iran of a woman after she was detained for wearing an “ ...

Closing gender pay gaps is more important than ever

New York: On average, women globally are paid about 20 per cent less than men, the International Labour (ILO) Organization said on Saturday, International Equal Pay Day.

Afghanistan: UN Mission urges Taliban govt to allow high school education for girls

Kabul: The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) urged on Sunday the Taliban-led (under UN sanctions for terrorist activities) Afghan government to allow high school education for ...

Afghanistan: UN accuses Taliban of harassing female staff

New York/Kabul: The United Nations authorities in Afghanistan have accused the Taliban authorities of intimidating and harassing its female staff working in the country, including detaini ...