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The world needs science and science needs women,' UN says ahead of International Day

New York, Feb 11 (Just Earth News): 'Female engineers and computer programmers wanted,' is the call from a new United Nations report that shows women are increasingly graduating with life science degrees, but still rare in engineering and computer science, especially in developed economies.

ISIS: 19 Yazidi women torched to death for refusing sex with soldiers

Mosul, Sept 19 (IBNS): In a public execution, ISIS burnt 19 women alive to death in Iraq's Mosul recently, media reports said.

Women in US lagging behind in human rights, UN experts report

New York, Dec 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS): While praising the current United States administration for its commitment to women's equality, United Nations experts warned on Friday that the extreme polarization of US politics is “profoundly” affecting the Government’s ability to guarantee women’s human rights, and even to ratify the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

COP21: Grassroots organizations spotlight women's voices at UN climate conference

New York, Dec 9 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Dozens of non-governmental organizations rallying outside the United Nations climate change conference (COP21) in Paris on Tuesday voiced the importance of bringing more women to the forefront of discussions, both in terms of who is negotiating the new climate agreement and what will be written within its pages.

Fundamental change needed to address women's health in conflicts: UN

New York, Dec 4 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Of the more than 100 million people in need of humanitarian aid this year due to conflict and natural disasters, 26 million are women and adolescent girls of reproductive age, yet efforts to meet their desperate needs are seriously underfunded, a United Nations report warned on Thursday, calling for fundamental change in the situation.

Valuing women's work key to achieving new global goal on gender equality: UN agency

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): Applauding the decision by Member States to include gender equality as a key plank of the newly-adopted 2030 Agenda, a senior United Nations labour agency official has stressed the importance of empowering women in employment, salaries and the working environment, urging governments to commit to this achievable, basic right.

Women must be empowered to counter terrorism and extremism: UN official

New York, Sep 10 (IBNS): Increased attention needs to be given to women so they can be empowered to actively help counter terrorism and violent extremism around the world, a senior United Nations counter-terrorism official told a news conference in New York on Wednesday.