UN reports 'slow, uneven' use of Afghan law protecting women

Afghan authorities registered an increased number of reported acts of violence against women and girls in the past year, but prosecutions and convictions under a landmark law remained low with most cases settled by mediation, according to an annual United Nations report released today.

On International Day, UN urges renewed efforts to end violence against women, girls

Today is an opportunity for each person to recommit to ending the harm being committed against one out of three women, senior United Nations officials said marking the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

UNICEF launches initiative to shine spotlight on ‘invisible’ violence against children

Violence against children often goes unseen, unheard and unreported the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said today, launching a new initiative urging the international community to speak out more forcefully against the scourge, which leaves millions of girls and boys physically and emotionally scarred every year.