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New York: The United Nations is marking the first ever International Equal Pay Day, on Friday, drawing attention to the gender pay gap – the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man, for work of equal value – and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in. more
Poor conditions rife in Pakistani women’s prisons: Human Rights Watch

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Human Rights Ministry has issued a report that says  women in prison face poor conditions and receive inadequate medical care, Human Rights Watch has said ...

25 years after Beijing’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’

New York: Exactly 25 years after the historic world conference in Beijing on the advancement and equality of women, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency declared on Friday that &l ...

One step at a time: UN women’s health agency helping shift dangerous social norms

New York: One of the largest chiefdoms in Zambia’s Eastern Province is challenging harmful social norms, including child marriage, risky initiation and impunity for perpetrators of ...

Bosnia and Herzegovina should recognise sex crime survivors’ rights, say experts

New York: In Bosnia and Herzegovina, tens of thousands of victims of sexual violence committed during conflict in the 1990s still await justice, UN-appointed rights experts said on Wednes ...

#AttacksWontSilenceUs trends as Pakistani women journalists unite, release statement on online trolling by ruling party goons

Islamabad: Several women journalists and commentators in Pakistan have united and issued a joint statement against online abuse and trolling that they face daily, making it "incredib ...

Harness multilateralism’s power to urgently advance women’s rights amid COVID recovery

With essential resources for women’s health being diverted to emergency COVID-19 response around the world, Governments, civil society leaders, CEOs and academic experts gathered vi ...

‘Women Rise for All’ to shape leadership in pandemic response and recovery

New York: Although the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented global health, humanitarian and development crisis, it has also revealed the power of women’s leadership, acc ...

Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

New York: The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022, the UN’s deputy rig ...

World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women

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. ...