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New York, Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling greater action by everyone around the world to root out the scourge. more
UN calls to support survivors and amplify voices of advocates to end violence against women and girls

Mumbai,  Marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the start of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, the United Nations in Afghani ...

Ending inequality means ending ‘global pandemic’ of violence against women – UN chief

New York, Until women and girls can live free of fear, violence and insecurity, the world cannot pride itself on being fair and equal, United Nations Secretary-General António Gute ...

Afghanistan government plans to recruit 30,000 female teachers

Kabul: The Afghanistan government has said it is going to recruit 30,000 female teachers within five years.

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 ...