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Rural women a ‘powerful force’ for global climate action: UN Secretary-General

Rural women and girls across the world are a “powerful force” in global action to respond to climate change, according to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.   In a message to mark the Intern...

15-10-2019

Day of the Girl Child spotlights 25 years of progress, with more on the horizon

The world’s one billion young girls, are being celebrated on Friday 11 October 2019 as an “unscripted and unstoppable” force for change, with 11 October designated each year the International Day of t...

11-10-2019

International Day of the Girl Child

On the International Day of the Girl (11 October), join UN Women to celebrate girls everywhere as they inspire, break boundaries and take charge of their own future.   In 1995, before the girls of t...

10-10-2019

Alarming number of women mistreated during childbirth, new UN health agency figures show

More than a third of women surveyed across four lower-income countries, reported being mistreated during childbirth, a new study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed.    The study...

10-10-2019

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