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New York: Sustainable tourism is proving to be a viable career option for women in the picturesque North Sulawesi region of Indonesia, where they are making the most of skills training provided by the UN. more
Grant to UN Mission in Mali boosts inclusivity for women in peacekeeping

New York: A $1.5 million grant to the UN’s peacekeeping mission in Mali, MINUSMA, announced on Tuesday, is designed to enable a more inclusive environment for women blue helmets ser ...

UN reproductive health agency appeals for $1.2 billion to support crisis-affected women and girls

New York: Amid rising humanitarian needs worldwide, the UN’s sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, on Tuesday launched a $1.2 billion appeal to support 66 million women, gir ...

Afghanistan: Unknown gunmen kills woman in Gurziwan

Kabul: Unidentified people shot dead a woman in Afghanistan's Gurziwan district, media reports said on Monday.

Chinese govt systematically imposing forced interethnic marriages on Uyghur women: Reports

Xinjiang: New research by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) has found, based on evidence from Chinese state media and policy documents, government-sanctioned profiles and testimonial ...

Afghanistan: EU condemns Taliban's latest move of barring women from entering parks, gyms

Brussels: The European Union has condemned the additional restrictions imposed by the Taliban on women’s freedom of movement, including the newly announced rules barring women from ...

Afghanistan: Taliban bans women from entering parks

Kabul: The Taliban government of Afghanistan has now restricted women’s access to public parks in the country, an episode showcasing the hardships imposed on women by the regime.

Afghanistan: Taliban launch female-staffed security unit to disperse women's protests

Kabul: The Taliban have established a public security unit made up of female employees who will presumably disperse protesting women in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Interior said on Tuesd ...

Making cities safer for women: UN report calls for radical rethink

New York: Cities have an in-built bias against women, who overwhelmingly describe them as unsafe and unwelcoming. A UN report released on Monday, calls for a complete overhaul of city des ...

Climate change heightens threats of violence against women and girls

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 ...