Home » Posts tagged with » United Nations

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

Eight Killed, Women Kidnapped, Houses Burnt In Boko Haram Attack On IDP Camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen. The incident which occurred Wednesday night is one of the deadliest attacks on civilians, and […]

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

UN Peacekeepers Killed After Dawn Attack, Several Injured

The UN Stabilization Mission in Mali, MINUSMA, reported on Saturday that two peacekeepers had been killed and several others wounded, following on from a coordinated attack at dawn, on a base in the north of the country. A proliferation of armed groups fighting government forces and their allies in the centre and northern areas of […]

UN Urges Nigeria To Guard Women Participation In Politics

UN Urges Nigeria To Guard Women Participation In Politics

Special rapporteurs and independent human rights experts at the United Nations are urging Nigeria to take immediate steps to remedy deliberate attempts to exclude women candidates from recent party primary elections for seats in state and national legislatures. It comes amidst reports of irregularities in primaries around the country, including reports of party and election […]

The United Nations Is Fighting To End Virginity Testing

The United Nations Is Fighting To End Virginity Testing

A group of United Nations agencies has issued a joint statement calling for the ban of misleading and damaging tests meant to ‘assess the virginity’ of women and girls, a common practice in at least 20 countries. Virginity testing is a controversial practice that aims to determine whether a girl has had sexual intercourse or […]

The Journey From December 19 – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

The Journey From December 19 – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote […]

International Day Of The Girl Child – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

International Day Of The Girl Child – With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

Today, 600 million adolescent girls are preparing to enter a world of work transformed by innovation and automation. They are the largest generation in history and a vast source of ideas and solutions for all career fields. Yet far too often, girls are not given the space and opportunities they need to achieve their full […]

UN Bars Nigerian Policeman For Sexually Exploiting A Woman

UN Bars Nigerian Policeman For Sexually Exploiting A Woman

A Nigerian policeman who served as a UN peacekeeper in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been sent home and barred from peacekeeping after an investigation found he had sexually exploited a woman, a UN spokesman said Tuesday. The allegations against the Nigerian national date back to February and March 2017, but the woman later […]

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

De Beers Group and UN Women Announce Programme To Support More Than 1,200 Women Entrepreneurs

Announcement comes on the one year anniversary of De Beers Group’s partnership with UN Women as a HeForShe Thematic Champion to stand with women and girls around the world De Beers Group, in partnership with United Nations (UN) Women, is pleased to announce the launch of a three-year capacity-building programme to improve the livelihoods of […]

Women Should Participate Immensely In Elections -Charles Munyaneza

Women Should Participate Immensely In Elections -Charles Munyaneza

Charles Munyaneza, the Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Commission (NEC), has urged women and girls to massively participate in the upcoming parliamentary polls. He made the call yesterday during a meeting with members of Girls Leaders Foundation, an association that gathers girls and women in leadership in four secondary schools and 30 universities. Munyaneza […]

The Unbeatable Strides Of African Female Soldiers

The Unbeatable Strides Of African Female Soldiers

 This year, the African Union and the Diaspora African forum are honouring the first woman minister for education in Kenya for her long and outstanding work in girls’ education and governance. The annual African Women of Excellence Awards (AWEA) recognises and honours women of Africa and the diaspora who have contributed to the struggle for […]

Page 1 of 12123Next ›Last »