Our time is now—our rights, our future In 2022, we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl (IDG). In these last 10 years, there has been increased attention on issues that matter to girls amongst governments, policymakers and the general public, and more opportunities for girls to have their voices heard […]
UN Women/ Fahad Kaizer Amidst a spike in COVID-related violence against women and girls and a shortage of temporary shelters in Bangladesh, Romela Islam managed to escape her abusive marriage. 23 June 2022 Human Rights Over the past two years, there has been “an unprecedented increase in all forms of gender-based violence,” the UN Deputy […]
The Afghanistan people are experiencing some of “the darkest moments” in a generation the UN human rights chief told Human Rights Council on Wednesday.
© UNOCHA/Maxime NamaDisabled girls play basketball in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 16 February 2022Human Rights The Global Disability Summit began on Wednesday in Oslo, where UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged all countries to do more to put people living with disabilities “front and centre” of their post-COVID recovery plans. In opening comments to the meeting – […]
© UNICEF/Alessio Romenzi A Nigerian girl, pregnant with twins after being forced into prostitution following her arrival in Italy via the Mediterranean Sea route from Libya, stands in a home run by an Italian NGO where she is being sheltered in Asti, Piedmont region, Italy. (2017) Unless governments act now, millions of the world’s most vulnerable people […]
YPN for UNOCHAA mother holds her child in the Al Dhale’e Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp in Yemen. The war in Yemen continues to ravage the country and its people, senior UN-appointed rights investigators said on Wednesday, in a call for an international probe into suspected war crimes, and sanctions against the perpetrators. “Yemen […]