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New York, Aug 10(Just Earth News): Investing in women and girls must be central to global efforts towards sustainable peace and development in both Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations deputy chief said on Thursday. more
The woman campaigning to make upskirting a crime in England

London, Aug 11 (JEN): Gina Martin is a an ordinary British woman pursuing an extraordinary job.

Thai granny defies age, picks up degree at 91

Bangkok, Aug 10 (JEN): In a classic example of where there is a will, there is a way, a 91-year-old lady completed her bachelors degree on Wednesday.

China: Restaurant offers discounts according to bra size, incurs wrath

Beijing, Aug 8 (JEN): As bizarre as it sounds, a restaurant in mainland China incurred the wrath of its customers after it offered the female diners discounts depending on the size of their ...

NTERVIEW: Head of UN drug body urges greater access to treatment for women

New York, Aug 2(Just Earth News): Women continue to be disproportionately affected by drug use, and face obstacles in accessing treatment, compared to men, according to the President of the ...

Wrapping up African trip, UN deputy chief vows to ensure displaced women return home in dignity

New York, July 28(Just Earth News): The United Nations deputy chief wrapped up her visit to two African countries – Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo – where on Thursday s ...

INTERVIEW: Education, women's empowerment 'top priorities' for UN in India, says senior official

New York, July 22(Just Earth News): To meet the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), India should prioritize women's empowerment and education, the United Nation's develop ...

Indian movie Lipstick Under My Burkha turns tables on patriarchy

“Sex”, “sizzle”, “bomb” “item” “titillation” and short forms like TNC (thigh, navel, cleavage) are words inserted into the English lexicon purely when the female is the o ...

In Nigeria, UN deputy chief says 'messages of women' vital to sustainable peace, development

New York, July 21(Just Earth News): Urgent action is needed now towards the meaningful participation of women in peace processes, as well ensuring their voices are heard in all aspects of so ...

Woman wearing miniskirt arrested in Saudi Arabia where women rights is a moribund patient

Riyadh, Jul 19 (JEN): While the seamless news of crimes against women and moral curbs on their freedom worldwide has turned people almost resistant to it, Saudi Arabia continues to touch n ...