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New York, July 12 (IBNS) United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown on Friday called for the world to show support for the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, Nigeria, on 22 July, which will be the 100th day of their captivity. more
Honduras must address widespread impunity for crimes against women : UN

New York, July 11 (JEN): An independent United Nations human rights expert has urged the Government of Honduras to address the culture of widespread impunity for crimes against women and gir ...

Syrian refugee mothers in ‘spiral of hardship’, UN reports

New York, July 9 (JEN) One in four of all Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan are headed by women who, on their own, are struggling to make ends meet and take care of ...

Iraq: UN officials voice concern about humanitarian situation, abuse of women, girls

New York, July 3 (JEN) Amid reports of deliberate targeting of women and girls in Iraq, senior United Nations officials on Wednesday voiced deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian ...

Iraq: Displaced girls, women face increasing risk of sexual violence, UN warns

New York, July 1 (JEN): An estimated 20,000 women and girls in Iraq are at an increased risk of sexual violence as a result of the mounting crisis in northern and western parts of the countr ...

UN gender equality campaign to take centre stage at legendary Apollo Theatre

New York, June 27 (JEN): Around the world, a “pandemic of violence” and repression threatens to push back hard-won human rights for women and girls, the head of UN Women said Thu ...

Central African Republic: UN official urges strong action to protect women, girls

New York, June 25 (JEN): With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifying” violations ¬perpetrated by armed groups – from r ...

Nigeria: UN urges national actors to ensure release of schoolgirls

New York, Jun 10 (JEN): A United Nations envoy on Monday renewed the world body’s commitment to supporting ongoing efforts by the Nigerian Government to secure the safe release of the ...

UN condemns killing of pregnant Pakistani woman

New York, May 29 (JEN): The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of a 25-year-old pregnant woman, who was stoned to death by her family as she approa ...

UN Women launches campaign to promote gender equality

New York, May 23 (JEN): The United Nations entity tasked with promoting gender equality on Thursday launched a major campaign kicking off a year-long, worldwide commemoration of the 20th ann ...