New York, Nov 7 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim pledged Wednesday to support an initiative to improve women’s reproductive health and girls’ education in Africa’s Sahel region, and to invest USD 200 million in a new project to achieve these goals. more
UN deplores harmful practices against women by religion

New York, Oct 30 (JEN): Harmful practices inflicted on women and girls can never be justified in the name of freedom of religion or belief, an independent United Nations human rights expert ...

Women’s unpaid work major human rights issue: UN

New York, Oct 25 (JEN): Cooking, cleaning and caring for children and the elderly should be a social and collective responsibility, rather than fall entirely on women’s shoulders, a United ...

UNSC urges women's leadership for peacebuilding

New York, Oct 19 (JEN): The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and senior UN officials Friday issued a strong call on the international community to strengthen its commitment to ensuring ...

Malala meets Barack Obama

Washington, Oct 12 (JEN): Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai met US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama in the Oval Office on Friday.

Emotional homecoming for Vrindavan widows

Kolkata, Oct 7 (JEN): Fifty Bengali widows from five Ashrams in Vrindavan flew down to Kolkata from Delhi on Sunday afternoon to participate in the Durga Puja celebrations in their homeland ...

Rajasthan: The talking walls

Rural women in Rajasthan elected to panchayat bodies have brought in revolutionary changes in a traditionally conservative milieu. Rekha Pal reports