Rights / Gender
New York: Leaders from across the UN system on Friday pledged to increase efforts to stamp out sexual harassment within their ranks; ensuring a zero-tolerance approach where abusers are held accountable, and staff feel safe to report incidents. more
Women journalists in Afghanistan defiant in the face of violence

New York: The dangers of working as a journalist in Afghanistan have been dramatically underlined by an attack in the capital Kabul on Monday in which nine Afghan photographers and report ...

UN celebrates voice and visibility of women and girls with autism

New York: Activists, ambassadors and actors gathered at the United Nations on Thursday to underline their commitment to empowering women and girls with autism, a lifelong neurological con ...

Women and girls with autism must be empowered to overcome discrimination they face, says UN chief

New York: On World Autism Awareness Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has joined the global call to empower women and girls with autism and involve them and th ...

#DeixaElaTrabalhar: Brazil female sports reporters campaign against sexual harassment, says 'let her work'

Brasilia: Over 50 Brazilian female sports reporters have come together to launch an online campaign against sexual harassment.

UN Commission delivers a blueprint to ensure the rights and development of rural women and girls

New York: The United Nations’ largest annual gathering on gender equality and women’s rights wrapped up Friday in New York with the strong commitment by its Member States to a ...

Afghanistan President appoints female spokeswoman

Kabul: Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani has appointed Durani Waziri as his new deputy spokeswomen, officials said on Sunday.

Ecuador: Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga defends territory despite threats

Indigenous Sarayaku leader Patricia Gualinga speaks out about her pursuit of environmental justice in the face of a threat on her life.

UN rural development agency invests in power and potential of women

New York: Although rural women make up one-fifth of the global population and around 43 per cent of all agricultural workers, inequality restricts their access to land, markets or even th ...

Report highlights UN progress in fight to stamp out sexual exploitation and abuse

New York: The number of allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by personnel serving with the United Nations dropped from 165 in 2016 to 138 last year, according to the lat ...