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New York : The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. more
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.

Afghanistan peace prospects ‘slim’ without women’s participation: Hillary Clinton

New York/IBNS: There can be no sustainable peace in Afghanistan if women are not at the negotiating table, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ambassadors and act ...

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 ...

Rights office concerned over death sentences against 35 Yemeni MPs

New York : The UN human rights office is calling on authorities in Yemen to revoke death sentences imposed against 35 parliamentarians allegedly for treason charges.

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 ...

World remains a ‘violent, highly discriminatory place’ for girls

New York : Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not onl ...

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 ...

With science ‘held back by a gender gap’, Guterres calls for more empowerment for women and girls

New York : Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in ...