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New Delhi: India has more women than men -- 1020 women per 1000 men -- for the first time in recorded history, the fifth National Family and Health Survey (NFHS) has revealed, asserting the fact that advocacy for gender equality and women's empowerment has started to deliver results. more
Violence against women must stop; five stories of strength and survival

New York: Conflicts, humanitarian crises and increasing climate-related disasters have led to higher levels of violence against women and girls (VAWG), which has only intensified during t ...

Afghanistan: Woman journalist forced to work as street vendor in Kabul to face economic crisis

Kabul: A woman journalist in Afghanistan is now forced to work as a street vendor to support her family members who are facing economic crisis ever since the Taliban regime came to power ...

Taliban blocking female aid workers in Afghanistan: HRW

Taliban rules prohibiting most women from operating as aid workers are worsening the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Countrywide restrictions mean that aid will reach fewer families i ...

Women under fire in Belarus, activists tortured and exiled – UN expert

New York: While women in Belarus overall are being denied rights and freedoms, female political activists are subjected to enforced disappearances, torture, ill-treatment and exile, an in ...

Afghanistan: Women protest on streets of Kabul against Taliban over closure of schools for girls

Several women assembled on the streets of Kabul on Tuesday to demonstrate against closure of school for girls in Afghanistan.

Women protest in Kabul for not opening doors of schools for girls

Kabul: Women demonstrated in Kabul city on Thursday against Taliban rule for not opening the doors of schools for girls, media reports said on Friday.

WHO announces plan for ‘profound transformation' following sexual abuse allegations in DR Congo

New York: The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organization staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo ...

‘Sexism and misogyny’ heightened; women’s freedoms suppressed

New York: Gender-based violence, hate speech and disinformation are being used extensively online and offline, to chill or kill women’s freedom of expression, an independent UN huma ...

International Day honours rural women’s critical role in feeding the world

New York: Although rural women and girls have an essential role in food systems, they still do not have equal power with men, therefore earn less, and experience higher levels of food ins ...