Forced out of school, but refusing to give up on education in Afghanistan |

year after the Taliban takeover, 17-year-old Mursal Fasihi is still in disbelief that she cannot go…

Ukraine war-induced crisis affecting women and girls disproportionately: UN report |

The policy paper developed by gender agency UN Women and the Secretary-General’s Global Crisis Response Group,…

Alarm over Iranian woman’s death after ‘improper’ hijab arrest |

Mahsa Amini was arrested a week ago by Iran’s “morality police” in Teheran. The 22-year-old, whose…

New platform highlights women’s leadership in tackling global challenges |

The newly established UNGA Platform of Women leaders held an event where they discussed global issues…

New UN guide helps support perinatal mental healthcare in ‘stigma-free’ environment |

Life-altering moments like pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood can be stressful for women and their partners,…

Afghanistan: UN repeats call for Taliban to allow girls full access to school |

In a strong personal appeal, the UN Secretary-General tweeted on Sunday that the past 12 months…

Without investment, gender equality will take nearly 300 years: UN report |

The study reveals how gender disparities are worsening in the face of “cascading” global crises –…

Sierra Leone: Female genital mutilation ‘amounts to torture,’ impunity must end |

Following criminal proceedings over the death of a 21-year-old student who was subject to the brutal…

First Person: Helping Afghan women to heal |

“I have helped women survivors of violence regain their strength and resilience for the past 20…

First Person: Heartbroken but hopeful, under Taliban rule in Afghanistan |

“I told myself that I should travel to Kabul and buy additional equipment, including a fridge,…