Rights / Gender
Human Rights
New York, Governments can and must do more to end the daily sexual abuse and exploitation of girls and boys worldwide, an event at UN headquarters in New York on Wednesday highlighted, including through a newly launched tool designed to help countries track progress and gaps. more
UN expert denounces killing of more Palestinian protesters, as ‘affront to human rights’

New York,  As protests continue at the Gaza border fence against Israeli policies, so does the killing and wounding of Palestinian protesters, including children, by the Israeli secu ...

UNGA meeting spotlights the ‘press behind bars’, as experts denounce record number of jailed journalists

New York, Regularly threatened, attacked and killed, journalists are also being imprisoned in record numbers around the world, an event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly highlig ...

Governments urged to ‘do the hard work’ to better manage global migration

New York,As world leaders met at the United Nations on Wednesday to discuss the first global agreement designed to better manage international migration, a leading voice on migrants&rsquo ...

UN hails Human Rights Declaration as tool for conflict and poverty prevention

New York, As the world celebrates the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) this year, the United Nations General Assembly dedicated a high- ...

Adultery not a crime in India anymore; can be a ground for divorce

New Delhi: Striking down a 158-year old law, which was used to punish any man for engaging in a physical relationship with a married woman without her husband's consent, the Apex cour ...

Yemen: Tackling the world’s largest humanitarian crisis

New York, With three-quarters of the population requiring some form of basic assistance to survive, the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, now in its fourth year, has reached unprecedented lev ...

Eritrea: Peace deal prompts hope of internal reforms, to improve fundamental human rights

New York, The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia has raised hopes that improving human rights will be front and centre on Eritrea’s path forward, according to a United Nat ...

Democracy ‘showing greater strain’ than at any time in decades, UN chief

New York,  Tackling economic and political inequality is at the root of strengthening democratic institutions at a time when they are under huge strain, said United Nations Secretary ...

‘Shadow’ of persistent inequality is growing, key UN human development report reveals

New York, While health, education, and income levels have improved overall across the globe, “wide inequalities” both among and within countries, are casting a shadow on susta ...