As countries reel from the devastating social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, gender inequality is shaping the experience of crisis, as well as … Read more
Mothers who were in paid work before lockdown are 47% more likely than fathers to have permanently lost their jobs or quit, new research in … Read more
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday night that there has been “a horrifying global surge in domestic violence” as fear of the coronavirus has … Read more
Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday he would pick a woman to be his vice-presidential running mate.
“If I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my … Read more
Despite decades of progress in closing the gender equality gap, close to nine out of 10 men and women around the world, hold some sort … Read more
Twenty-five years after the historic Beijing women’s conference in China – a milestone in advancing equal rights – violence against women and girls is not … Read more
Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has warned against complacency on women’s rights at an event marking the 25th anniversary of the … Read more
Brisbane car fire killings of mother and her three children leave Australia reeling amid calls for action on family violence
The deaths of a Brisbane mother and her three children have prompted an outpouring of anger, sadness and disbelief among family members, politicians, domestic violence … Read more
Hundreds of people gathered in Mexico City on Friday to protest against the murder of a young woman with more protests planned over the weekend.… Read more
Filipino students dance during the ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign to demand an end to violence against women on Valentine’s Day inside an all-girl catholic school … Read more
MEPs urge the Commission to present an ambitious Gender Equality Strategy, including measures to reduce the gender pay gap.
In the resolution adopted on … Read more
All five women currently sailing on a submarine pose at the base of the Royal Dutch Navy in Den Helder, The Netherlands.
The Royal Netherlands … Read more
Pope Francis has appointed Dr Francesca Di Giovanni, currently an official of the Secretariat of State, as under-secretary for the Section for Relations with States.… Read more
View of the ‘Zapatos rojo’ (red shoes) part of an exhibition by Mexican Artist Emilia Chauvet, at the Zocalo of Mexico City, Mexico.
The artwork … Read more
Barack Obama states he believes women make better leaders than men, speaks about leaders stepping aside
If women ran every country in the world there would be a general improvement in living standards and outcomes, former US President Barack Obama has … Read more
Lieutenants Maria Cueva (L) and Jazmin Perez (R) pose during the graduation ceremony as combat pilots in Ecuador.
Lieutenants Maria Cueva and Jazmin Perez have … Read more
Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, the European Commission and High Representative Federica Mogherini issued the … Read more
New Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes chairs her first council of minister in Brussels, Belgium, 08 November 2019.
Wilmes is the first woman to hold … Read more
Having concluded the High-level segment of the General Assembly, where heads of State or senior officials from 192 of the UN’s 193 Member States discussed … Read more
The work of women humanitarians makes a “huge difference” to the lives of millions of women, men and children in urgent need, the United Nations … Read more
BBC Sports report that boxer and anti-sexism campaigner Stacey Copeland, said that it is wrong to objectify women in sport. Her comment came after world … Read more