Rights / Gender
Women
New York, Feb 18 (JEN): United Nations human rights experts on Monday urged Kenya to repeal sections of its Marriage and Property Act, which effectively strip women of marital property upon divorce or death of their spouse, unless they can prove they made a contribution to the acquisition of the property during their marriage. more
UN seeks promotion of women's voices over radio

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): United Nations officials have marked World Radio Day by calling for harnessing the enduring power of this vital medium to promote gender equality and women's empower ...

Afghanistan: UN seeks women’s participation for successful election

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): Calling the role of women in decision-making vital for Afghanistan’s future, the top United Nations official there said on Wednesday the level of their particip ...

Ban pledges commitment to advance women’s empowerment

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday pledged to root for women everywhere ahead of his departure for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, while stressing t ...

Prelim India women status report presented

New Delhi, Feb 3 (JEN) The High Level Committee on Status of Women has presented its first copy of the Preliminary Report to the Minister for Women and Child Development, Krishna Tirath on ...

WB gang-rape: Accused in police custody

New Delhi/Kolkata, Jan 24 (JEN) Taking suo motu cognisance of the Birbhum gang-rape case, the Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the West Bengal government and asked it to file a rep ...

Syria: UN demands full voice for women to end crisis

New York, Jan 14 (JEN): The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart, a United Nations-sponsored conference declared on ...

UN: China needs more to fight gender discrimination

New York, Dec 25 (JEN): Despite remarkable strides in improving women’s lives, China is insufficiently implementing relevant laws against discrimination and more needs to be done to ...

Tweeting for a cause

Much has been said about social media like the Twitter as an attention grabbing tool. But in today’s fast moving communication era it is also being used for serious causes like fight ...

Afghanistan: UN reports uneven use of law protecting women

New York, Dec 9 (JEN): Afghan authorities registered an increased number of reported acts of violence against women and girls in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under a landm ...