Rights / Gender
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. more
UN calls to support survivors and amplify voices of advocates to end violence against women and girls

Mumbai,  Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the United Nations in Afghani ...

UN Commission delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls

New York: The United Nations’ largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights wrapped up Friday in New York with the strong commitment by its Member States to a ...

Ahead of International Day of Women and Girls in Science, UN calls for smashing stereotypes

New York, Feb 10 (JEN): It is time to support and invest in women and girls who want to pursue careers in scientific research, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres sai ...

'Long walk to freedom' unfinished for women, girls – Deputy Secretary-General says in Mandela lecture

New York, Nov 26(Just Earth News): Reflecting on the legacy of Nelson Mandela, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed called for investment in women and girls, decrying ge ...

New UN global innovation forum to 'creatively disrupt' status quo for women and girls in tech

New York, Sept 15(Just Earth News): The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) on Thursday launched the Global Innovation Coalition for Change with ...

Girls worst affected as conflict keeps more than 25 million children out of school – UNICEF

New York, Apr 24 (Just Earth News): To help raise awareness on challenges that children affected and uprooted by conflict face in accessing school, UNICEF has been working with Muzoon Almell ...

INTERVIEW: In new UN role, Malala Yousafzai seeks to inspire girls to stand up, speak out for rights

New York, Apr 12(Just Earth News): In 2012, Malala Yousafzai made headlines all over the world when she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out on the right of education for girls. But inst ...

Majority of trafficking victims are women and girls; one-third children – new UN report

New York, Dec 22 (Just Earth News): According to a new report from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the vast majority of all human trafficking victims – some 71 p ...

'Wonder Woman' appointed UN honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls

New York, Oct 22 (Just Earth News): Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero, has been named an Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls by the United Nations and will be tasked ...