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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.

March 15, 2019
March 15, 2019

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.

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

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.

November 26, 2016
November 26, 2016

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.

March 8, 2016
March 8, 2016

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.

November 7, 2015
November 7, 2015

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...

March 10, 2015
March 10, 2015

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