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Islamabad: Pakistan PM Imran Khan's announcement on bringing education reform in his nation specially reacting to the 'Aurat March', which began annually since 2018, has raised doubts in the minds of a certain sections of people. more
USCIRF commends criminalization of  female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sudan

Washington/JEN: The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) welcomed the decision of the Sudanese transitional government to outlaw the practice of female genital muti ...

COVID-19: New women-led UN initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods

New York : Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy UN chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that ...

Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic

New York : As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, ...

UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis

New York : The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVI ...

Women plough the way to peace in South Sudan resettlement project

New York: Women who had been displaced by fighting in South Sudan are sowing seeds of peace, with support from the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

Afghanistan peace prospects ‘slim’ without women’s participation: Hillary Clinton

New York/IBNS: There can be no sustainable peace in Afghanistan if women are not at the negotiating table, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ambassadors and act ...

No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief

New York : The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if half the planet is left behind, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said in Papua New Guinea on Su ...

Rights office concerned over death sentences against 35 Yemeni MPs

New York : The UN human rights office is calling on authorities in Yemen to revoke death sentences imposed against 35 parliamentarians allegedly for treason charges.

International Women’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone

New York : The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in he ...