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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 their advocates in policy and decision-making to address the challenges they face. more
#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 ...

UN women’s commission opens annual session at ‘pivotal moment’ for gender equality movement

New York Taking place at “a pivotal moment for the rights of women and girls,” the United Nations body dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment opened its an ...

UK tattooist helping breast cancer survivors feel whole again with A.R.T

London: Tattooing is a means of livelihood for some, while some derive artistic pleasure from inking skin, but for Lucy Thompson its more than that.

Security Council renews UN mission in Afghanistan; debate highlights women’s power

New York: The Security Council on Thursday renewed the mandate of the United Nations political mission in Afghanistan for another year to continue providing assistance to the Government a ...