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Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears

New York: The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022, the UN’s deputy rights chief said on Monday.

UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis

New York/IBNS: The United Nations is advocating immediate global action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the midst of a global upsurge related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.

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.

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.

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

New York/IBNS: Despite decades of progress in closing the gender equality gap, close to nine out of 10 men and women around the world, hold some sort of bias against women, according to new findings published on Thursday from the UN Development Programmme (UNDP).

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.

Gender equality, education and the environment at the forefront of new SDG Advocate campaigns

New York, Aug 15 (IBNS): Back in May, six innovative public figures joined the battle to push the world towards reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Each of the new official SDG Advocates committed themselves to pursue the 17 goals on behalf of “peace, prosperity, people, planet, and partnerships.”

New UN report on families in a changing world puts ‘women’s rights at their core’

New York, June 26 (IBNS): While women’s rights have advanced over the decades, gender inequalities and other fundamental human rights violations within families persist, according to a flagship study released on Tuesday, from the UN’s gender empowerment agency.

More than four in 10 women, live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, new UN global study finds

New York, Apr 11 (IBNS): More than four in 10 women in 51 countries surveyed, feel they have no choice but to agree to their partner’s sexual demands, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Wednesday, noting that they are also unable to make basic decisions about getting pregnant and accessing health care for themselves. 

Mexico urged to continue progress on enforced disappearances, women’s rights and press freedom

New York, Nov 8 (IBNS): Mexico faces “considerable challenges” in guaranteeing people’s human rights, its ambassador in Geneva told UN Member States on Wednesday, before being urged to continue tackling corruption and impunity relating to a range of violations including enforced disappearances and torture.

Continuing incarceration of women’s rights activists in Saudi Arabia, ‘reprehensible’: UN experts

New York, Oct 13 (IBNS): UN human rights experts are urging Saudi Arabia to “immediately and unconditionally” release all women human rights defenders, including six imprisoned on charges relating to their peaceful defence of human rights.

Stigmatized, shunned and shamed, International Widows’ Day draws attention to their unique needs

New York, June 23 (IBNS): The loss of a spouse or partner is often devastating, but for many women it is magnified by a “long-term struggle” for basic needs, human rights and dignity, according to UN Women, in a message to mark International Widows’ Day.

Women's rights face global pushback from conservativism, fundamentalism – UN experts warn

New York, June 23 (IBNS): Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday.

With rising number of girls at risk, world in 'race against time' to end female genital mutilation – UN

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Female genital mutilation is a violent act that, among other things, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death, said the Executive Directors of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a joint statement for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Progress against hunger, poverty hinges on empowering indigenous women – UN agriculture chief

New York, Jan 16 (JEN): Empowering indigenous women – who have higher malnutrition rates than any other social group and typically earn far less than men – is key to successfully fighting hunger and extreme poverty, the United Nations agriculture chief has said.