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Wellington: In a bid to encourage more Muslim women to join the force, police in New Zealand have introduced hijab into their official uniform. more
11 rape incidents reported from all over Pakistan every day: Official data

Islamabad:  At least 11 rape incidents are reported in Pakistan every day with over 22,000 cases reported to police across the country in the last six years, as per government data r ...

Mechanism to protect women in Pakistan is ineffective: Rights activist

A top human rights activist in Pakistan has said that despite the nation having  a legal mechanism to protect women, it is ineffective and there is no implementation of the same.

‘We want justice for these girls’: the Kenyan helpline for victims of gender violence

New York: Around four million girls worldwide suffer female genital mutilation every year. Although it is forbidden in Kenya, COVID-19 has led some families to revive itthe traditional pr ...

Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targe ...

Most countries failing to protect women from COVID-19 economic and social fallout

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic is “hitting women hard”, but most nations are failing to provide sufficient social and economic protection for them, the head of the UN gender ...

Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay DayEqual pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day

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 co ...

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 ...