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New York: The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, “but it does not affect everyone equally”, the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday. more
UN expert calls for end to gender-based violence against women journalists

New York: Women journalists face particular dangers while going about their work, an independent UN expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, saying that Governments should do ...

Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’

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 gi ...

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- ...

Pakistani intellectuals fear Imran Khan's call for educational reform is reaction to Aurat March

Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's announcement on bringing education reform in his nation specially reacting to the 'Aurat March', which began annually since 2018, has raise ...

USCIRF commends criminalization of  female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sudan

Washington/JEN: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the decision of the Sudanese transitional government to outlaw the practice of female genital muti ...

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 ...

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, ...

UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis

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 COVI ...

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.