violence against women

Violence against women a ‘mark of shame’ on our societies, says UN chief on World Day

Violence against women and girls is not only a fundamental human rights issue but also a “moral affront” against them and a “mark of shame” on all societies, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, calling greater action by everyone around the world to root out the scourge.

UN police investigating ‘hideous crime’ as 9 displaced civilians are killed in Central African Republic

Perpetrators behind the killing of nine mostly-female internally displaced civilians, in the town of Bria, Central African Republic (CAR), must be brought to justice, the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MINUSCA, said on Friday.  Spokesperson for the Mission, Vladimir Monteiro spoke to UN News's Cristina Silveiro.

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

Women’s rights are under threat from a “backlash” of conservatism and fundamentalism around the world, a United Nation panel warned on Friday.

Teenage girl’s death sentence spotlights Sudan’s failure to tackle forced marriage, gender-based violence – UN rights office

The case of Noura Hussein Hammad Daoud, a Sudanese teenager convicted of fatally stabbing the man she was forced to marry, after he had allegedly raped her, highlights the country’s failure to tackle the tragedy of early and forced marriage, marital rape and other discrimination and violence against women and girls, the United Nations human rights office said on Friday.