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  • Breaking Social Barriers: UN honours three Bangladeshi women

    The UN has honoured three Bangladeshi women who defied tradition, challenged gender stereotypes and social barriers put in front of them because they are women.

  • Rohingya women

    World failed to protect Rohingya women: UN

    The world has failed to protect the Rohingya women, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka says. “I think their [Myanmar] government to begin with. Their country has failed them in a massive way,” she said.

  • Ending Violence against women and girls: If not you, who?

    Violence against women remains one of the most pervasive global human rights violations. The Sustainable Development Goals include the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls as a specific target. UN Women, together with all its partners, is working to support countries in the area of comprehensive laws and policies for ending violence, prevention, provision of quality essential services and improved data collection and analysis.

  • Sheikh Hasina

    No scope to leave women behind in the name of religion: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stresses need for equal development of country's womenfolk as there is no scope to leave them behind in the name of religion.

  • Many unable to decide their healthcare needs

    At least 37 percent women in Bangladesh are unable to take decisions about their own healthcare, according to a report published by UN Women...

  • Brazil femicide law signed by Rousseff

    Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff signs new law which sets tough new penalties for the killing of women and girls