Rights / Gender
Women
New York, Apr 1 (JEN): Domestic and sexual violence, sexual bullying and harassment, forced and early marriages, and female genital mutilation – all these issues and more will be on the docket as the United Nations expert tasked with monitoring violence against women launched her first mission in the United Kingdom. more
China’s Peng Liyuan appointed UNESCO envoy

New York, Mar 28 (JEN): Peng Liyuan, an internationally renowned musician and First Lady of China, has been named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNE ...

South Sudan: UN spotlights women as partners for peace

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country’s liberation struggle and will continue to make sure their voices ring loud and clear as th ...

UNESCO seeks efforts to educate girls worldwide

New York, Mar 18 (JEN): The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Monday called on Governments, the private sector and civil society to sca ...

UN calls for engaging men in fight for gender equality

New York, Mar 13 (JEN): Gender equality is not just a concern for women and girls, a panel of experts gathered at the United Nations in New York stressed on Wednesday, highlighting the need ...

International Women’s Day: UN seeks human rights for women

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): On the eve of International Women’s Day, the United Nations has launched the “He for She” campaign urging men to stand up for the rights of their mo ...

UN urges Kenya to repeal sections of marriage property act

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 ...

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 ...