Rights / Gender
Women
Islamabad: In a repetition of what had happened to Sikh girl Jagjit Kaur, now a Pakistani Christian girl, who was identified as Huma Masih, has been allegedly abducted and then converted to Islam. However, the girl on a video message said she went with the man with her consent and converted though she being a minor the marriage is a violation of law.  more
Violence against women a barrier to peaceful future for all

New York: Senior officials from across the United Nations on Wednesday stood in solidarity with survivors of violence against women and activists working to end the all-too common human r ...

A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse

New York/IBNS: Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame ...

Nairobi summit: Women’s empowerment a ‘game changer’ for sustainable development

New York: The global goal of a sustainable future for all cannot be achieved until women, girls and young people gain control over their own bodies and lives, UN Deputy Secretary-General ...

New UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes ‘preventing sexual exploitation and abuse’

New York: “An inspiration to all of us” is how top Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, described this year’s winner of the UN Female Police Officer of the Year Award, which wa ...

More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show

New York: More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth i ...

Bangladesh court sentences 16 to death over Nusrat Jahan Rafi murder

Dhaka: A Bangladesh court has awarded death sentence to 16 people in connection with the case filed over the murder of madrasa student Nusrat Jahan Rafi who had rejected to withdraw a sex ...

UN shipping agency urges more women to climb aboard, fuel sustainable growth

New York: The historically male-dominated shipping industry should clear the decks for a new generation of women, whose empowerment would help fuel economic growth, and speed up the drive ...

Paying tribute and strengthening the role of #WomenHumanitarians on World Humanitarian Day

New York, Aug 19 (IBNS): The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations chief ...

‘Quash’ convictions and release women jailed for protesting against wearing veils in Iran, urge UN rights experts

New York, Aug 17 (JEN): Decades-long prison sentences handed down to three women protesting the strictly enforced wearing of veils in Iran, have drawn alarm and condemnation from six Unit ...