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Kabul: The Afghanistan government has said it is going to recruit 30,000 female teachers within five years. more
UN gender agency hails record-breaking number of women in new US Congress as ‘historic victory’

New York, The record number of women who stood as candidates in the United States Congressional elections this week marks an “unprecedented” advance “critical for the ac ...

UN must bring more women police officers into the fold to be effective – UN peacekeeping official

New York, Nov 7 (IBNS): More women officers are needed at UN Police, to make the work of the Organization more efficient and reach the whole population they are meant to serve, a senior U ...

UN recorded 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation or abuse in the past three months

New York, Across its various offices, agencies, and partner organisations implementing its programmes, the United Nations received 64 new allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA ...

Pakistan: Karachi woman directed to shun Hijab at work or resign, sparks social media storm

Karachi: In perhaps one of the first of its kinds incident in Muslim-majority Pakistan, a woman employee of a Karachi City-based software company was asked to stop wearing hijab at her wo ...

Saudi Arabia appoints woman to run bank

Riyadh: In a first for Saudi Arabia, the country has appointed a woman to run a bank.

Deputy UN chief hails ‘political courage’ of Latin American countries ‘to confront and end femicide’

New York,  A 50 million euro investment aimed at helping to end the scourge of femicide – where women and girls are killed just because of their gender – was announced at ...

Women need to speak up for sexual harassment to stop: Michal Aviad

Israeli film director Michal Aviad has been wowing crowds and critics alike with her latest offering, Working Woman. The film deals with sexual harassment at workplace, a prevalent proble ...

Vulnerable children face ‘dire and dangerous’ situation on Greek island reception centres, UNICEF warns

New York,  Overcrowding in Greek island reception centres for refugees and migrants has made conditions for children there increasingly “dire and dangerous”, the United N ...

Somalia has ‘once in a generation’ gender equality opportunity – UN Women chief

New York, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of the United Nations entity dealing with issues related to gender, UN Women, has encouraged Somalia to continue making progress i ...