International Day of the Girl: ‘Be bold in your demands’, urges UN deputy chief 
As the COVID-19 pandemic increases gender, economic and racial inequalities, the UN on Friday marked the upcoming International Day of the Girl, with a youth-driven virtual townhall to demand a more just and equitable world for girls. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guterres: UN working ‘relentlessly’ to advance women, peace and security agenda
Armed conflict has a disproportionate impact on women and girls – a key reason why women’s “full, equal and meaningful participation” in UN peacekeeping is such a priority, the Secretary-General said on Thursday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report reveals linkages between human trafficking and forced marriage
Across the world, girls as young as 12 are being forced or tricked into marrying men who exploit them for sex and domestic work, in what the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has called an “under-reported, global form of human trafficking”.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders
UN-appointed independent rights experts have urged the Iraqi authorities to investigate the murder of a female human rights defender, and the attempted killing of another, targeted “simply because they are women”. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 underscores need to deliver on promise of landmark women ’s rights conference
Unless countries act now, the COVID-19 pandemic could erase recent “fragile progress” towards gender equality, the UN Secretary-General warned on Thursday, urging governments to put women at the centre of recovery and response.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thailand: More than 100 companies pledge to strengthen women ’s economic empowerment
Chief executives of 110 companies in Thailand on Wednesday, have signed up to a new set of UN principles on women’s economic empowerment, pledging to improve gender equality in the boardroom, equal pay for equal work, and safer and more inclusive workplaces. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Redouble efforts  against ‘global scourge’ of gender-based violence, intensified by pandemic: Guterres 
From domestic violence to sexual abuse, online harassment and increased child marriage, gender-based violence (GBV) is “a global scourge” that is being exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN chief said on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nobel laureate Nadia Murad denounces lack of will to end sexual violence as a war tactic
With one in three women around the world affected by gender-based violence – a crime that skyrockets more than 200 per cent in conflict settings – Nobel laureate Nadia Murad brought governments and UN leaders to task on Monday, for failing to provide the resources needed to create meaningful change for traumatized communities. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Most countries failing to protect women from COVID-19 economic and social fallout
The COVID-19 pandemic is “hitting women hard”, but most nations are failing to provide sufficient social and economic protection for them, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency said on Monday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sustainable Development goals are ‘the future’ Malala tells major UN event, urging countries to get on track
The Global Goals represent the future for millions of girls who want education, women who fight for equality, and youth fighting for clean air, UN Messenger of Peace Malala Yousafzai said on Friday, at a side event of the General Assembly, challenging Member States, “when are you planning to do the work”?  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Equal pay essential to build a world of dignity and justice for all, UN says, commemorating first International Equal Pay Day
The United Nations is marking the first ever International Equal Pay Day, on Friday, drawing attention to the gender pay gap – the difference between what a woman earns compared to a man, for work of equal value – and the systemic inequalities it is rooted in.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

25 years after Beijing ’s Women Conference, significance ‘undimmed’
Exactly 25 years after the historic world conference in Beijing on the advancement and equality of women, the head of the UN gender empowerment agency declared on Friday that “its significance is undimmed”.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women are key to response and recovery out of the COVID era: Deputy UN chief
Young women are fighting interconnected battles for “environmental, economic and racial justice”, the deputy UN chief said in a discussion on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women bear the brunt, as COVID erodes progress on eradicating extreme poverty
The coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will likely push 47 million more women into poverty, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty, new data released on Wednesday by the UN has revealed.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns
Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent “years, even generations” worth of progress on women’s empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Real Life Heroes: building a safe space for Rohingya women refugees
Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan is the driving force behind the construction of a safe space for Rohingya women and girls, in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, site of the world’s largest camp for displaced people, and home to around a million Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar. The community centre caters to a marginalized, vulnerable group, at risk of gender-based violence.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Violence in Sudan ’s Western Darfur forces 2,500 into Chad: UN refugee agency
Recent clashes in Sudan’s Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reported. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - August 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harness multilateralism ’s power to urgently advance women’s rights amid COVID recovery
With essential resources for women’s health being diverted to emergency COVID-19 response around the world, Governments, civil society leaders, CEOs and academic experts gathered virtually on Tuesday, to explore ways to accelerate the achievement of landmark targets set 25 years ago for gender equality and women’s empowerment. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Turn the tide’ across a turbulent world, UN chief urges key development forum 
“Concrete, bold and implementable solutions” are needed to turn the tide on the many challenges the world is facing, including the COVID-19 pandemic, Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday, on the biggest day so far for the UN’s key international forum on sustainable development.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

‘Women Rise for All’ to shape leadership in pandemic response and recovery
Although the COVID-19 pandemic has generated an unprecedented global health, humanitarian and development crisis, it has also revealed the power of women’s leadership, according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World Population Day:'No time to waste' in empowering women
The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, “but it does not affect everyone equally”, the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN expert calls for end to gender-based violence against women journalists
Women journalists face particular dangers while going about their work, an independent UN expert told the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday, saying that Governments should do more to protect them.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Restoring dignity to victims of sexual abuse and exploitation by UN personnel
Projects supported by a UN trust fund for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse by UN personnel, are helping victims to regain their dignity, learn new skills, and improve their livelihoods. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - July 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hard times forecast for global job recovery in 2020, warns UN labour agency chief
The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on jobs has been much worse than expected initially, the head of the UN labour agency said on Tuesday, in an appeal to Governments, workers and employers, to agree on a sustainable economic recovery plan to reduce inequalities laid bare by the pandemic. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harmful practices rob women and girls of ‘right to reach their full potential’
Urgent, and accelerated action is needed to end female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other “harmful practices” and abuses carried out against women and girls, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency (UNFPA), said on Tuesday, in its latest major report on the state of the world’s population.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Sudanese women ready to ‘break taboos’ and run for office
Since the 2019 Sudan protests, which ushered in a transitional government, and the promise of more rights, over a thousand women have felt emboldened to enter politics in a bid to enact lasting democratic change. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Widows must not be left out of efforts to build back better after COVID-19
When countries begin building back from the COVID-19 pandemic they must also work towards dismantling laws that discriminate against women, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message for International Widow’s Day on Tuesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First Person: Ending violence against women - ‘men and boys — I am talking to you’, says UN Deputy Chief
Men and boys who “turn a blind eye” to violence against women, must accept that they are “accomplices to violence” according to the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN refugee chief laments nearly 80 million people forcibly displaced
Global displacement reached a staggering 79.5 million people last year - almost double the number of people in crisis registered a decade ago – owing to war, violence, persecution and other emergencies, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women integral to battling coronavirus and pushing for lasting peace and security
The coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus the differentiated impacts that COVID-19 is having on women, including new obstacles to their meaningful participation in peace processes. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

On Peacekeepers Day, UN to spotlight vital role of women peace operations
In observance of the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, on Friday, Secretary-General António Guterres will lay a wreath to pay tribute to all the UN blue helmets who have lost their lives since 1948. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FROM THE FIELD: Women act as ‘agents of change’ in climate emergency
Women around the world can act as “agents of change” and find solutions to the challenges provoked by the global climate crisis, according to the UN’s specialized gender agency, UN Women.   (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Displaced and stateless women and girls face heightened risk of violence amid coronavirus pandemic
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.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN backs global action to end violence against women and girls amid COVID-19 crisis
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.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UNFPA advocates for women, girls suffering unseen impacts of COVID-19 pandemic
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is pledging support for those suffering from invisible impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including women and girls whose access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care may be disrupted.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More support needed for victims of sexual abuse by UN personnel
Although measures to support victims of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) committed by UN personnel are proving effective, there is still room to do more, the senior official leading these efforts told journalists in New York on Friday.    (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More support key for counter-terrorism in Africa, where ‘misogyny is at the heart of so many’ groups
The UN Security Council on Wednesday called for greater international support to African countries in their continued fight against terrorism and violent extremism, particularly in parts of the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin region and the Horn of Africa.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN programme to help spare millions from child marriage, extended to 2023
Millions of girls have been able to avoid “an unwanted marriage and an unwelcome end to their childhood”, since the launch four years ago, of a joint UN agency programme, the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Afghanistan peace prospects ‘slim’ without women’s participation: Hillary Clinton
There can be no sustainable peace in Afghanistan if women are not at the negotiating table, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told ambassadors and activists at UN Headquarters on Tuesday.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amid COVID-19 constraints, UN women ’s commission meets to push gender equality forward
Despite constraints imposed by the new coronavirus disease, activists for gender equality gathered at UN Headquarters on Monday for the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to reinforce the message that women’s rights are human rights.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No sustainable development or peace without women: UN deputy chief
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. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Women ’s Day: Gender equality benefits everyone
The benefits of gender equality are not just for women and girls, but “for everyone whose lives will be changed by a fairer world”, the chief of UN Women said in her message for International Women’s Day (IWD) at UN Headquarters on Friday, being celebrated in New York, ahead of the official day. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

International Women's Day: progress on gender equality remains slow
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. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Report reveals nearly 90 per cent of all people have ‘a deeply ingrained bias’ against women
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). (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deadlock broken, South Sudan on road to ‘sustainable peace’, but international support still key
Positive developments in South Sudan have “moved the country further along the road to sustainable peace”, the top UN official there told Security Council members on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

World remains a ‘violent, highly discriminatory place’ for girls
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not only common, but widely accepted, a new UN report revealed on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - March 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fighting discrimination against women is key to beating AIDS
“The struggle to beat AIDS is inseparable from the struggle for women’s rights and from the struggle against all forms of discrimination”. This is the message from Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, on Zero Discrimination Day, which falls on Sunday March 1. The theme of this year’s Day is the fight against discrimination faced by women and girls, and the organization aims to raise awareness, mobilize action, and promote equality. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Make this the century of women ’s equality: UN chief
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.  (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A UN-backed boost for women-run businesses in the developing world
Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals. By supporting a women-focused bond providing loans to microfinance institutions and impact enterprises, the UN is helping women entrepreneurs facing similar challenges, to succeed in their professional and private lives. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UN human rights chief warns of women ’s rights complacency
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration, a landmark agenda for the empowerment of women. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - February 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news