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New York, Feb 15 (IBNS): Without speedy progress on gender equality and real action to end pervasive discrimination against women and girls, the global community will not be able to keep the promise to ‘leave no one behind’ on the road to ending poverty, protecting the planet and advancing prosperity by 2030, according to a new United Nations report launched on Wednesday. more
Safe spaces: Tackling sexual harassment in science

Researchers, academics and scientists around the world are often victimized in a variety of ways – physically, emotionally, sexually, professionally, mentally – by those in po ...

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 ...

Women and children threatened by sexual violence at refugee reception centres in Greek islands – UN

New York, Feb 10 (JEN): Asylum seekers are reporting sexual harassment and violence at some sub-standard reception centres on Greek islands – where even bathing during the daytime c ...

New Bollywood film about rural innovator spotlights menstrual health, women's rights

New York/Mumbai, Feb 9 (JEN): Bollywood is highlighting the issue of menstrual hygiene in a new comedy-drama that aims to break taboos around sanitary pads.

With rising number of girls at risk, world in 'race against time' to end female genital mutilation – UN

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Female genital mutilation is a violent act that, among other things, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death, said the Executive Directors of ...

Female genital mutilation ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st century – UN envoy on youth

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly pra ...

Ireland to hold abortion referendum vote in May

Dublin: Ireland is going to host a referendum vote on the much debated abortion ban in May.

Restive eastern DR Congo home to one of world’s worst displacement crises for children – UNICEF

New York, Jan 26 (JEN): More than 800,000 children have been forced from their homes by violence and armed clashes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in what the United Nat ...

More flee Cameroon’s English-speaking areas; UN concerned over safety of women and children

New York, Jan 20 (JEN):  As swelling numbers of people flee English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria, the United Nations on Friday expressed concern over the precarious situati ...