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Australian police say Sydney mall attacker Joel Cauchi was targeting women

Australian Police have said the man who stabbed to death six people in a shopping mall in Australia's Sydney city may have been targeting women.

Pakistan witnessing surge in cases related to AI use in violence against women

A new report has found a surge in technology-facilitated gender-based violence (TFGBV) in Pakistan in 2023 with 2,500 cases reported in the year, media reports said.

Taliban’s crackdown on women over ‘bad hijab’ must end in Afghanistan, say UN independent human rights experts

UN independent human rights experts on Friday expressed profound concern over multiple reports detailing arbitrary arrests, detention and ill-treatment of women and girls in Afghanistan.

National outcry over femicide in Italy amid student's murder

Rome/IBNS: The murder of 22-year-old student Giulia Cecchettin in Italy has sparked outrage across the country with thousands of people taking part in protests over femicide.

Women and girls continue to be killed, based on gender alone

Continuing violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations, a UN-appointed independent expert said on Tuesday.

Gender gap persists on road to the SDGs: UN Women

The world is falling worryingly short in terms of closing the gender gap as part of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) warned UN Women on Thursday.

Pakistan: Siraj laments denial of fundamental rights to women, promises to establish rule of law if JI comes to power

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq has expressed displeasure over the denial of fundamental rights to women in Pakistan and held successive governments accountable for the grim situation of the country.

Afghanistan’s Taliban responsible for revenge killings, torture of former officials

New York: In Afghanistan, hundreds of former government officials and members of the armed forces have allegedly been killed despite assurances from the Taliban of an amnesty, the UN human rights office (OHCHR) said on Tuesday.

Manipur: Mass protests against rape of woman at Churachandpur

Imphal: Women of Manipur staged sit-in protests on Friday against the alleged gangrape of a woman at Churachandpur during "Tribal Solidarity March" on May 3 last.

Majority of women live in countries with large gender gaps, UN report reveals

New York: Low women’s empowerment and large gender gaps are commonplace in many parts of the world, the UN’s lead agencies on gender equality and international development said in a new report published on Tuesday.

Women and girls bear brunt of global water and sanitation crisis

Women and girls are primarily responsible for water collection in seven out of 10 households that lack supply, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a new report published on Thursday.

Time to end gender-based violence, boost role of women in politics, public life

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.

New UN report reveals chronic bias against women over last decade

A new UN report launched on Monday revealed no improvement in the level of prejudice shown against women over the past decade, with almost nine out of 10 men and women worldwide, still holding such biases.

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.

Women in peacekeeping: UN Fund calls for new ideas and investment

New York: The UN’s Elsie Initiative Fund (EIF) launched a fresh call for funding proposals on Thursday, aimed at improving opportunities for uniformed women to serve in peacekeeping operations, and better serve vulnerable communities worldwide.