Rights / Gender
Human Rights
New York: Since the start of the conflict in South Sudan, widespread and systematic sexual violence has been a pervasive tactic of war and terror, said a high-level United Nations envoy, after visiting the war-torn country and hearing “horrific” testimonies. more
Activist from Gilgit Baltistan pens letter to UNHRC, questions lack of mention in its report

Gilgit: In a letter to the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC), an activist from Pakistan's Gilgit Baltistan region while thanking the watchdog's High Commissioner for ...

As many as 330,000 displaced by heavy fighting in south-west Syria – UN agency

New York: Intense air and ground-based strikes at multiple locations in Syria’s south-western Dara’a governorate has resulted in the “largest displacement” in the ...

Palestinian Bedouin community faces demolition after Israeli court ruling, warns UN rights office

New York: A Palestinian Bedouin community is under threat from a demolition order within days, to make way for Israeli settlement expansion, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, warned on T ...

Afghanistan: Bring ‘architects’ of latest ‘appalling’ suicide bombing to justice, says deputy UN mission chief

New York: In the wake of dozens of civilian deaths – the most recent, a suicide attack in Jalalabad on Sunday – a high-level United Nations representative on the ground called ...

Two shipwrecks add to ‘alarming increase’ in migrant deaths off Libya coast: IOM

New York: More than 200 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean in the past three days, bringing the overall death toll so far this year to more than 1,000, the International Organizat ...

UN chief hears ‘heartbreaking accounts’ of suffering from Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh; urges international community to ‘step up support’

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Monday, declaring that “nothing could have prepared me for the sca ...

UN chief applauds Bangladesh for ‘opening borders’ to Rohingya refugees in need

New York: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has applauded Bangladesh for giving a safe haven to hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees driven from their homes i ...

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) now root cause of rape and genocide in Balochistan: Naela Quadri Baloch

Vancouver: Naela Quadri Baloch, the Vancouver-based activist for a free Balochistan, said never in the history of the region and its resistance to outsiders were their women abducted ...

‘Bleakest period yet’ in Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN human rights expert

New York: Reports of the indignities faced by people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have “painted the bleakest picture yet” of the human rights situation there, a Unite ...