A 19-year-old woman in China ended her life by jumping into the river after her family forced her to engage a man whom she met during a blind date. more
Meet a Hindu woman doctor who creates history by filing nomination for Pakistan general polls

A Hindu woman has filed her nomination papers for a general seat in the upcoming polls in Pakistan, making her the first Hindu woman in the country to take such a step.

UNAMA report says Afghan women face prison in Taliban-ruled nation

Under Taliban rule in Afghanistan, women reporting gender-based violence to the authorities may end up in prison – allegedly for the victims’ own protection.

Pakistan remains one of the most dangerous countries for women

Women in Pakistan are in the pits, beaten at home, raped at home and outside, kept away from jobs and schools and remain one of the most oppressed segments of the country.

Karachi's Erica Robin becomes first Miss Universe Pakistan, draws ire of conservatives

Karachi: Karachi-based Erica Robin has done something unthinkable as she won the ‘Miss Universe Pakistan’ contest recently.

Afghanistan: Taliban rulers ban women from entering Band-e-Amir National Park in Bamiyan

Taliban rulers of Afghanistan, a group that recently completed two-year rule in the country, have banned women from visiting Band-e-Amir National Park in the central Bamiyan province, med ...

Miss Universe cuts ties with Indonesian organization over sexual harassment allegations

The Miss Universe Organization has announced it terminated relations with its franchisee in Indonesia following the recent scandal over sexual harassment at the local Miss Universe pagean ...

Haiti: ‘Unimaginable violence’ against women, children, reports UNICEF

Persistent violence in Haiti remains a significant concern for the safety and welfare of its most vulnerable citizens, especially women and children, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ...

Singapore executes first woman convict in nearly two decades for drug trafficking

Amid human rights outcry, Singapore authorities on Friday executed a woman for her conviction in July 2018  in a case of attempting to traffic heroin,  the Central Narcotics Bur ...

Empowering women through social protection: UN rights office

New York: Access to social protection is a fundamental human right, yet a recent UN human rights report shows that numerous women and girls worldwide are still unable to access provisions ...