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Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report

FEATURE: Seizing on global trend, Afghan women reporters empower voices against violence

In a year when the #metoo hashtag has inspired women across the globe to tell their personal tales of harassment and unwanted sexual advances in the workplace, a team of female television reporters in northern Afghanistan is promising to “leave no sister behind” by telling the often harrowing stories of Afghan women and girls trapped by abuse and gender-based violence.

UN urges global action so women and girls everywhere can live free from all forms of violence

Achieving gender equality and the full empowerment of women is the answer to ending violence against women, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said Wednesday, calling for collective global action on this cause.

UN study tackles violence against women in Arab region using economic model

An economic model to estimate the costs of intimate partner violence—the most common form of violence against women in the Arab region—was spotlighted this week at the United Nations’ regional commission in Lebanon.

Expert meeting at UN aspires to create ‘space’ for women in science and technology

A three-day event on how to, among other things, improve women’s involvement in the aerospace sector as well as in the fields of science, technology and mathematics, kicked off today under the leadership of two United Nations offices.

FEATURE: ‘Overwhelming majority’ of women experience some form of harassment, sexual violence in their daily journeys

From rude comments and unwanted touching and groping to rape and murder, sexual violence and harassment has reached pandemic proportions, according to the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), which recently launched a campaign in Mexico City to tackle the issue on public transport.

International Women’s Day: Overcome prejudice, support engagement and promote women’s empowerment

In his message on International Women’s Day, Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that while women’s rights are human rights, in these troubled times, the rights of women and girls are being reduced, restricted and reversed.

PODCAST: The power of bearing witness – how rape became an ‘act of genocide’

Shame and stigma prevent many rape survivors in conflict zones from reporting the abuses they endure at the hands of war criminals whose sole aim in carrying out these horrific deeds is to torture and humiliate their enemy.

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

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today urged greater investments in teaching science, technology, engineering and math to all women and girls as well as equal access to these opportunities.