New York: Immense strides have been made in the quest for gender equality, but major barriers thrown up by the patriarchal system must be dismantled so women can play a fuller role in politics and public life, the UN human rights chief Volker Türk told the UN Human Rights Council on Friday. more
US state abortion bans ‘putting millions of women and girls at risk’

New York: Millions of women and girls across the United States have suffered an alarming deterioration in access to sexual and reproductive healthcare, following the US Supreme Court deci ...

UN Committee seeks answers from China on poor representation of women in politics

Even as China has outlined its plans to become the world’s biggest superpower within thenext 30 years, it has failed to give substantial representation in political matters to women ...

UN representative alarmed by sexual violence against women and girls in DRC

New York: UN Special Representative, Pramila Patten, expressed her ‘deep concern’ on Thursday over increasing allegations of sexual violence against women and girls being carr ...

Treatment of women in Tibet: CEDAW questions China

Lhasa: The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has voiced its concern over the condition of women in Tibet.

New report shows 90 per cent of adolescent girls in low-income economies are offline

Around 90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women do not use the internet in low-income countries, while their male peers are twice as likely to be online, according to a new UNICEF ...

Afghanistan: Taliban bans women, families from outdoor dining in restaurants

The Taliban has once again imposed a strict restriction as the group banned families and women from outdoor dining at restaurants in an Afghanistan province, media reports said.

Top officials strongly condemn Taliban ban on Afghan women working for UN

New York: A Taliban edict banning Afghan women from working for the UN mission and agencies inside the country, has been strongly condemned by both the UN chief and his deputy.

Taliban order bars Afghan women from working with UN

New York: Taliban authorities in Afghanistan have issued an order banning women nationals who are UN staff members from continuing to work, the UN spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Iran: Two women attacked with yogurt, arrested for not wearing hijab

Tehran: At least two women were arrested in Iran after being attacked with yogurt for suspectedly not wearing a head cover in the public.