Women

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.

'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.