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New York : Fewer than 30 per cent of the world’s scientific researchers are women: that’s just one of the statistics showing how many challenges remain for women and girls in the scientific field, as the world marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, on Tuesday. more
Female Genital Mutilation costs $1.4 billion annually: UN health agency

New York : Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) poses serious risks to the health and well-being of women and girls, but it also exacts a crippling economic toll, according to the World Health ...

South Sudan: UN official welcomes release of women and children abducted by armed group

New York : The expert leading UN efforts to stamp out sexual violence committed during wartime has welcomed the release of 78 women and 50 children by an armed group in South Sudan.

Coding in Namibia: UN supports young women’s computing career dreams

New York : Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN office in the country.

Sudan: Lives of traumatized, displaced women in West Darfur under threat

New York: Ongoing instability in Sudan’s West Darfur region has left the lives, health and safety of thousands of women hanging in the balance, according to the  United Nations ...

Pakistan: 14-yr-old Christian girl "abducted and converted" to Islam, but girl says it happened with consent

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 ...

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 ...