Rights / Gender
New York: The launch of a new partnership between the United Nations and European Union, is an essential tool to make violence against women and girls “a thing of the past”, said UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Tuesday. more
Children ‘as young as one’ involved in US separation of migrant families – UN rights office

New York: The current policy in the United States of separating “extremely young children” from their asylum-seeker or migrant parents along the country’s southern borde ...

Denmark says no to burqa and niqab in public spaces

Copenhagen: Denmark has become the latest European nation to pass a law that effectively bans certain face coverings, including the burqa and niqab, from August 1, reports said on Thursda ...

Abortion: Savita Halappanavar, the Indian who forced a rule change in Ireland

Dublin: A majority of Irish women are overjoyed after the country made abortion legal in Ireland, abolishing the age-old Eighth Amendment.

Irish abortion referendum: Over 70 percent wants repeal

Dublin: Exit polls in the recent Ireland polls over abortion have suggested that the majority of the population have voted for the repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

Anti-abortion posters surface in Rome, face backlash from women

Rome: Anti-abortion posters linking it with femicide have appeared in Italy's capital city Rome, inviting scathing criticism from women.

'Gender-sensitive' trade policies help empower East African women

New York: Trade and employment laws which give women greater access to the economy across East Africa, can pave the way for more inclusive development and prosperity, according to a new r ...

UN leaders vow to stamp out workplace sexual harassment

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 h ...

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 ...