Rights / Gender
New York: Young female African coders are “on the front-line” of the battle to change traditionally male power relations and bring about a more equitable balance between men and women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said during his visit to Ethiopia to attend the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa. more
More women and girls needed in the sciences to solve world’s biggest challenges

New York: Many of the world’s biggest problems may be going unsolved because too many women and girls are being discouraged from the sciences.

Priests, bishops sexually abused nuns, admits Pope Francis

Vatican City: Pope Francis has admitted that Catholic priests and bishops had sexually abused nuns in a latest scandal which has been alleged, media reports said.

Canadians to march across the country against women violence

Ottawa: Thousands of Canadians will march across the country to protest against women violence, media reports said.

Saudi woman seeking asylum in Thailand ‘now in a secure place’ says UNHCR

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Monday that 18-year-old Saudi national Rahaf Mohammed Al-qunun, who had been stranded at Bangkok airport after fleeing her family in Kuwait ...

Saudi teenager Rahaf al-Qunun ends Thai airport hotel standoff

Bangkok: A Saudi teenaged woman who had barricaded herself in a Thailand airport hotel room after she claimed she fled her abusive family, left the Bangkok airport 'under the care of& ...

Human Rights Watch urges Thailand authorities to halt deportation of Saudi woman

Bangkok: Thailand authorities should immediately halt the planned deportation of a Saudi woman who says she is fleeing domestic abuse and fears for her safety if forcibly returned to Saud ...

UN rights expert urges full investigation into death of migrant girl, held in US

New York: A United Nations rights expert has called for a thorough investigation into the death of a Guatemalan migrant child, while she was in the custody of United States immigration au ...

Wait for gender equality gets longer as women’s share of workforce, politics drops: WEF

Geneva, Switzerland: Stagnation in the proportion of women in the workplace and women’s declining representation in politics, coupled with greater inequality in access to health and ...

Afghanistan: 15 people investigated over alleged sexual abuse of female football players

Kabul:  The Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has said 15 people are being investigated for alleged sexual abuse of female athletes belonging to women’s footbal ...