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New York, Dec 9 (JEN): Afghan authorities registered an increased number of reported acts of violence against women and girls in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under a landmark law remained low with most cases settled by mediation, according to an annual United Nations report released Sunday. more
UN condemns Azerbaijan's acts of violence against women

New York, Dec 7 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert Friday urged authorities in Azerbaijan to ensure accountability for acts of violence against women, including by puni ...

Syrian refugee women key to country’s future: UN

New York, Dec 5 (JEN): Syrian refugee women have a key role to play in shaping the future of their war-torn homeland, the protection chief of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) told ...

UN concerned over gaps in efforts for women empowerment

New York, Dec 5 (JEN): Despite significant progress in meeting international development goals for women’s empowerment, gaps in key areas remain, which require a renewed effort from ...

Delhi wants women safety as poll priority

New Delhi, Dec 3 (JEN) A new Avaaz/Hindustan Times/MDRA opinion poll released recently revealed that the vast majority of voters in Delhi want the new government to prioritize policy on viol ...

Colombia: UN welcomes female negotiators for peace talks

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): The United Nations entity tasked with advancing gender equality Friday applauded the appointment of two women to the team negotiating between Colombian authorities a ...

UN urges efforts to end violence against women

New York, Nov 26 (JEN) Today is an opportunity for each person to recommit to ending the harm being committed against one out of three women, senior United Nations officials said marking the ...

UN Police seeks women officers to meet challenges

New York, Nov 22 (JEN): Outlining the array of challenges faced by United Nations police in peacekeeping missions, top UN Police officials Thursday stressed the necessity of increasing the ...

Bhopal gas survivors hold NOTA rally

Bhopal, Nov 20 (JEN) The Bhopal gas survivors staged an awareness rally on NOTA button (it is the none of the above button to the electronic voting machine where voters reject all candidates ...

Bhopal gas survivors hold NOTA rally

Bhopal, Nov 20 (JEN) The Bhopal gas survivors staged an awareness rally on NOTA button (it is the none of the above button to the electronic voting machine where voters reject all candidates ...