August 09, 2022 12:42 (IST)
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Split between Nitish Kumar's JD(U) and BJP on cards? Decision tomorrow | India's badmin icon PV Sindhu clinches maiden CWG women singles gold | NIA officials raid in Doda, Jammu | India records 18,738 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours | Mobile internet services suspended in Manipur after protest over contentious bill

Chinese city loses 'civilized' status after viral video of women beaten up by group of men triggers outrage

Tangshan, China: A viral video where a group of men could be seen beating up four women outside a restaurant had triggered criticisms in recent times, forcing authorities to remove the  honorary “civilized” status given to the Chinese city of Tangshan where the incident took place.

Violence against indigenous women, ‘legacy of colonialism’ rooted in racism

New York: Indigenous women and girls face grave, systematic, and continuous acts of violence that permeate every aspect of their lives, a UN-appointed independent rights expert said on Wednesday in a hard hitting report to the Human Rights Council in Geneva

Pakistan: Protest held in Quetta over arrest of Baloch woman

Quetta, Pakistan: Protest was held in front of the Quetta Press Club in Pakistan over the recent arrest of Noor Jehan from Balochistan’s Turbat by the Counter-Terrorist Department, media reports said on Saturday.

Guterres vows to improve UN’s handling of sexual exploitation and abuse

New York: Secretary-General António Guterres released his annual update on the Organization’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) on Tuesday, dovetailing with his system-wide strategy – launched in 2017 - to stamp out incidents by placing victims at the heart of efforts, throughout the system.

Women and girls must lead battle against ‘widespread and interlinked crises’

New York: To forge a sustainable future for us all, “women and girls must be front and centre, leading the way”. Secretary-General António Guterres told the opening session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) on Monday.

Investing in women’s empowerment yields major peace, prosperity dividend, Security Council hears

New York: Investing in women’s economic empowerment yields enormous dividends for peace and prosperity, the head of UN Women told the Security Council on Tuesday, stressing that countries where women are economically marginalized and shut out of the workforce are much more likely to go to war.

Women leaders examine how to end ‘invisible emergency’ of gender-based violence

New York: Whether at home, at work, in the streets or even online, women and girls across the world remain highly vulnerable to gender-based violence, something which the COVID-19 pandemic has only magnified, six senior UN women leaders said on Thursday.

Unilateral sanctions particularly harmful to women, children, other vulnerable groups

New York: Women, children and other vulnerable groups are more likely to have their human rights impacted by unilateral sanctions, an independent UN human rights expert alerted on Wednesday.

Women and girls at high risk of being pushed into modern slavery 

New York: Women and children are at high risk of being pushed into contemporary forms of slavery, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Wednesday.  

International Day honours rural women’s critical role in feeding the world

New York: Although rural women and girls have an essential role in food systems, they still do not have equal power with men, therefore earn less, and experience higher levels of food insecurity, according to UN Women, the agency supporting countries to reach gender equality.

In Somalia, Deputy UN chief encourages progress on women’s political participation, and peaceful elections

New York: The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and equal participation in political life, and the support of the international community for timely, inclusive, peaceful and credible elections.  

Fewer women than men will regain work during COVID-19 recovery: ILO

New York: Fewer women will regain jobs lost to the COVID-19 pandemic during the recovery period, than men, according to a new study released on Monday by the UN’s labour agency. 

Generation Equality: Alongside COVID lies an ‘equally horrific pandemic’ threatening women

New York: As the world grapples unevenly with the effects of COVID-19, “a parallel and equally horrific pandemic” has threatened half the world’s population, the UN chief said on Tuesday, in the lead up to the Generation Equality Forum in France.

‘Careers have no gender’, connect girls to tech, for a brighter future UN urges

New York: Despite information and communication technology playing such a key role throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said that half the world remains offline, in his message marking International Girls in ICT Day, on Thursday – most of whom are women and girls in developing countries.

Empowering women in peace operations remains top priority, says UN peacekeeping chief

New York: Praising women’s fundamental contributions to peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts, the UN peacekeeping chief reiterated on Thursday that empowering women in the military remains a top priority, but to achieve this goal needs “all hands on deck”.