Rights / Gender
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 towards “safe, secure, clean and sustainable shipping”. more
Afghanistan bloodshed mars 100 years of independence

New York, Aug 20 (JEN): Afghanistan is at a “crucial moment” in its history as it marks 100 years of independence, the head of the UN Mission there said on Monday, following a ...

‘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 ...

Inclusive peace in Afghanistan means ‘women at the centre’ urges UN deputy chief in Kabul

New York, July 22 (JEN): The UN deputy chief issued an impassioned plea on Sunday for Afghans to reconcile with the past and put “women at the centre” of all efforts to forge ...

25 years after population conference, women still face challenges to ‘well-being and human rights’, says UN chief

New York, July 17 (JEN): Many women and girls “still face enormous challenges to their health, well-being and human rights”, Secretary-General António Guterres told a H ...

‘No hope’ global development goals can be achieved without women, says UN Assembly President

New York, July 16 (JEN): Without the full participation and leadership of women, “we have no hope” of realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the President of t ...

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.

UN calls for women's meaningful participation in Afghan peace

Kabul: Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialog ...

Violence against women a ‘mark of shame’ on our societies, says UN chief on World Day

New York, Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societ ...

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 ...