ITU, UN Women launch award for gender equality technology

ITU and UN Women have launched a new global technology award that recognises outstanding contributions from women and men in leveraging the potential of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to promote gender equality.

Violence against women in politics rampant in South Asia

Violence against women in politics is rampant in South Asia, according to a recent study conducted by the Centre for Social Research & UN Women in India, Nepal and Pakistan.

Campaign against UN Women to decriminalise pimping, buying sex

Organisations launched campaign against a move by UN Women, United Nations organisation dedicated to gender equality and empowerment of women, to decriminalise pimping, buying sex and brothel-keeping.

End discrimination of widows: UN Women acting head

UN Women acting head and Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri on Friday called on the international community to end discrimination against widows so they can live in dignity and fully participate in society.

UN Women chief seeks justice for Delhi rape victim

UN Women chief Michelle Bachelet has demanded punishment for culprits of the horrific gang-rape and murder of a 23-year-old Delhi girl.

Head of UN women seeks justice for Delhi gang-rape victim

UN Women head Michelle Bachelet demanded punishment for culprits of the gangrape-cum-murder of a Delhi girl, saying a strong message must be sent that violence against women will not be accepted.

India wins seat on UN Women`s board, Iran fails

UN Women is the amalgamation of different UN bodies focused on women.