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UN releases USD 25 million for women-led projects fighting gender-based violence(Twitter/Igwebuikekings)

UN releases USD 25 million to organisations fighting violence against women and to help victims and survivors

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | New York [US]
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:47 AM IST
UN has released 25 million US dollars from its emergency fund and asked UNFPA and UN Women to channel at least 30 per cent of it to organisations preventing violence against women and help victims and survivors with access to medical care, family planning, legal advice, safe spaces, mental health services and counselling
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The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to the pandemic and its fallout.(REUTERS)
The poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to the pandemic and its fallout.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 pandemic will push 47 million more women, girls into extreme poverty by 2021: UN

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | United Nations
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 09:36 AM IST
The new analysis by the UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) said the Covid-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty.
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The exhibition, Priya’s Mirror talks about the acid attack survivors through augmented reality.
The exhibition, Priya’s Mirror talks about the acid attack survivors through augmented reality.

Augmented reality and acid attack: Using technology for social change

By Ruchika Garg | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 11, 2019 03:59 PM IST
The series of Priya Shakti, an interactive comic book featuring India’s first female superhero who is a rape survivor, is back with Priya Mirror, another exhibition that talks about the acid attack survivors.
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In the strongest disciplinary measure available within staff rules in the United Nations, an Indian national employed in the UN agency for gender equality and women empowerment has been dismissed after an investigation determined he engaged in sexual misconduct.(AFP File Photo)
In the strongest disciplinary measure available within staff rules in the United Nations, an Indian national employed in the UN agency for gender equality and women empowerment has been dismissed after an investigation determined he engaged in sexual misconduct.(AFP File Photo)

Indian national in UN Women dismissed following probe into sexual misconduct allegations

By Press Trust of India | United Nations
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 11:37 AM IST
In a statement issued on Tuesday, executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said the investigative and disciplinary processes into allegations involving a UN Women staff member have “concluded that sexual misconduct occurred”.
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Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Hasan outside a counting centre after winning the Lok Sabha by-elections, in Kairana May 31(PTI)
Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate Tabassum Hasan outside a counting centre after winning the Lok Sabha by-elections, in Kairana May 31(PTI)

Can the Kairana winner usher in a new era for Muslim women?

By Syeda Hameed
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 05:41 PM IST
Despite the global atmosphere of antipathy to Muslims, Tabassum Hasan has turned the myth on its head
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In January 2007, for the first time in UN history, the Indian first all-women UN peacekeeping police unit was deployed to Liberia, with subsequent deployments in 2008 and 2009.(UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein)
In January 2007, for the first time in UN history, the Indian first all-women UN peacekeeping police unit was deployed to Liberia, with subsequent deployments in 2008 and 2009.(UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein)

Narrow the gender gap in global peacekeeping

By Jean D’Cunha and Ajita Vidyarthi
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2018 08:28 AM IST
India must help to bridge this lacunae and prevent crimes against women and girls in international conflicts
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