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London, Oct 20 (JEN): Women have come a long way when it comes to holding a position of power in politics, but is yet to achieve equality in the given field and must fight on in order to achieve it, feel experts. more
Quebec set to do away with face veil, triggers row

Montreal, Oct 17 (JEN): Following a decade long debate, Quebec is set to ban the burqa or face veil, thereby triggering protests from Islam sympathisers.

On International Day, UN highlights rural women's participation in sustainable, climate-resilient agricultural

New York, Oct 16(Just Earth News): Women and girls are central to the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, but their role an ...

FEATURE: A woman’s strength is unlimited, says award-winning UN peacekeeper

New York, Oct 12(Just Earth News): “Being a girl child, I dreamt of occupying a powerful position to influence and create change in the community. It was the segregation of women that I ex ...

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model

New York, Oct 6 (Just Earth News): An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence – the most common form of violence against women in the Arab world – was spotlight ...

INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose

New York, Oct 6(Just Earth News): More than 260 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school around the world, according to the United Nations. Despite some progress in achievin ...

Expert meeting at UN aspires to create ‘space’ for women in science and technology

New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women’s involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and m ...

Saudi Arabia lifts ban, to let women drive

Riyadh, Sep 27 (JEN): In a historic development, Saudi Arabia has decided to lift the ban on women drivers and let them drive, reports said.

India: Child bride racket busted in Hyderabad, 20 nabbed

Hyderabad, Sep 21 (JEN): Acting on a tip-off, a major child bride racket was busted in the south Indian city of Hyderabad, leading to the arrest of at least 20 people, including foreign nati ...

UN launches initiative to reach equal pay for equal work by 2030

New York, Sept 19(Just Earth News): Striving to raise up women’s pay across the world to equal men’s, a new global coalition – which includes the United Nations labour agency and Organ ...