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COVID-19: New women-led UN initiative aims to save lives and protect livelihoods

New York/IBNS: Against the backdrop of the unprecedented global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deputy UN chief briefed journalists on Monday about a new women-led initiative that mobilizes support to save lives and protect livelihoods. 

Pakistani religious scholar blames women for spread of COVID-19 in country

Islamabad/IBNS: A popular religious scholar of Pakistan, Maulana Tariq Jameel, triggered a controversy after he blamed women of the country for the spread of Coronavirus.

Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic

New York/IBNS: As COVID-19 continues to take lives and change communities around the world, the virus is also creating massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, a top official at the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Monday, stressing that global protection staff are on high alert and adapting life-saving support programmes for those subjected to violence.

Women plough the way to peace in South Sudan resettlement project

New York/IBNS: Women who had been displaced by fighting in South Sudan are sowing seeds of peace, with support from the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief

New York/IBNS: The world will not be able to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) if half the planet is left behind, the UN Deputy Secretary-General said in Papua New Guinea on Sunday: International Women’s Day.

International Women's Day: progress on gender equality remains slow

New York/IBNS: Women's Rights in Review, 25 years after Beijing takes stock of how the landmark gender equality plan, the Beijing Platform for Action, is being implemented and calls for greater parity and justice.

Make this the century of women’s equality: UN chief

New York/IBNS: The 21st century must be the century of women’s equality, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Thursday evening, in a call to transform the world by ensuring equal participation for all.

Women in Business 'must be knowledgeable and trust their knowledge'

New York/IBNS: Women who set up their own businesses will succeed if they are knowledgeable about their field and “trust their knowledge”; that’s according to the owner of a successful wine bar and store in the city of New Orleans in the United States.

Violence against women a barrier to peaceful future for all

New York/IBNS: Senior officials from across the United Nations on Wednesday stood in solidarity with survivors of violence against women and activists working to end the all-too common human rights violation.

A staggering one-in-three women, experience physical, sexual abuse

New York/IBNS: Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday’s World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.

25 years on from landmark conference, millions of women and girls still in danger: UN deputy chief

New York/IBNS: The UN Deputy Secretary-General has called for gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s rights to be integrated at the heart of global efforts to achieve a sustainable future for all.

New UN Female Police Officer of the Year prioritizes ‘preventing sexual exploitation and abuse’

New York/ IBNS: “An inspiration to all of us” is how top Police Adviser Luis Carrilho, described this year’s winner of the UN Female Police Officer of the Year Award, which was announced on Friday.

‘Real change’ involving women in peace and security, still too slow, Guterres tells Security Council

New York/IBNS: The Women Peace and Security agenda must continue to be “one of the top priorities of the United Nations”, Secretary-General António Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday, in an open debate on how best to accelerate change.

More women in Latin America are working, but gender gap persists, new UN figures show

New York/IBNS: More women are entering the workforce across Latin America, with an increase in 11 per cent in the last 30 years, putting the region ahead of the curve when it comes to growth in female labour force participation, according to new data published by the United Nations on Monday.

Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show

New York: More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed.