Estimated 1.7 percent of new-born babies are intersex: UN campaign
Being a woman, human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky”
Being a woman and a human rights defender in Pakistan is “risky” a young activist who founded a non-profit called “Aware Girls” with her sister when she was just fifteen.
South Sudan at “tipping point” warns woman activist
Violence against women is “pervasive” in the Asia-Pacific region despite laws to prevent it, according to a senior official from the United Nations gender agency, UN Women.
Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, some girls living in displacement camps resorted to trading sex in order to meet their basic needs.
New Urban Agenda guarantees rights of women and girls
The rights of women and girls to enjoy full equality, living in safe and sustainable cities, are “guaranteed” under the New Urban Agenda adopted this week at the UN’s Habitat III conference.
One young woman from the United States has been telling the UN what it takes in her view, to become a civic leader.
Hariella Lawson, 17, says that the key is being open to any opportunities that may arise.
Disparity in household chores shows need for more investment in girls: UNICEF