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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 sexual harassment case against her institution’s principal. more
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 ...

Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

New York: Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Ad ...

Saudi women allowed to travel without approval of male Guardian: Reports

Cairo (Sputnik/UNI) Saudi Arabia amended laws, allowing women to receive a passport for traveling abroad without an approval of a male guardian and to become a guardian for minors, local ...

If my successor is a woman then she needs to be attractive: Dalai Lama's sexist words invite censure

New Delhi: Buddhist spiritual leader and Nobel Peace laureate Dalai Lama, who is an inspiration to countless followers across the globe, has triggered a controversy when he said that if a ...

Teenage Hindu girl allegedly intoxicated, raped in Pakistan, 2 arrested

Islamabad: In a shocking incident, a Pakistani Hindu girl was intoxicated and raped by two men in Tando Mohammad Khan area on Friday, media reports said.  

Fear lingers on as ISIS tracks down its escaped sex-slaves abroad

Nadia Murad was abducted along with other Yazidi women in August 2014 when their village of Kocho in Sinjar, northern Iraq, was attacked by ISIS.

Female African coders ‘on the front-line of the battle’ to change gender power relations: UN chief

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 a ...