A year of Taliban rule in Afghanistan has led to a deterioration in the lives of women and girls, affecting all aspects of their human rights, three UN agencies reported on Monday. more
Afghanistan: Humanitarian assistance has saved lives, but immense needs remain

New York: Despite an unprecedented scale-up in assistance in Afghanistan over the past year, immense needs still exist and the future looks bleak, the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA ...

Türkiye urged to reverse decision ditching women’s rights accord

New York: Türkiye’s decision to ditch a landmark international treaty to tackle violence against women and girls, could significantly set back efforts to tackle the problem, to ...

Afghanistan: Taliban asks women govt workers to send male relatives as their replacements

Kabul: The Taliban rulers of Afghanistan have directed women working at Afghanistan’s Ministry of Finance to send male relatives to do their job.

Report shows Pakistan recorded kidnap of 157 women, 91 rapes in June

Islamabad: A report compiled by  the Sustainable Social Development Organisation (SSDO) and the Centre for Research, Development and Communication (CRDC) has showed   157 w ...

Pakistan is second worst country for women, says WEF report

Islamabad: A report released by the World Economic Forum has shown Pakistan is the  second-worst country in terms of gender parity.

More women work in health and care but they earn 24 per cent less than men: UN report

Women working in the health and care sector earn nearly 25 per cent less than their male counterparts – a larger gender pay gap than in other economic sectors, two UN agencies said ...

Pakistan: Hindus protest in front of Zardari House in Nawabshah against ‘abduction’ of their girl

Islamabad: Members of Pakistan's Hindu community protested in front of Zardari House in Nawabshah against what they said was the abduction of a community girl.

In Afghanistan, women take their lives out of desperation, Human Rights Council hears

New York: The situation for women is so desperate in Afghanistan that they are committing suicide at a rate of one or two every day, the Human Rights Council has heard.

Put women’s rights ‘front and centre’ of climate policies: Bachelet

New York: Although climate change threatens everyone, women and girls often suffer its harshest and most violent consequences, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday.