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58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Women "always first to suffer" consequences of conflict'

A line of Syrian refugee women, some carrying children, cross into Jordan from southern Syria. Photo: UNHCR/N. Daoud

Women are always the first to suffer the consequences of a conflict, according to the Director of an organization working on gender issues in Jordan. The UN says there are currently about 750,000…

20 Mar 2015 / Listen /

The right to health is a human rights issue

Obstetricians providing help to pregnant women in the Philippines. UNFPA @ PHOTO

'The right to health is a human rights issue', according to a senior professor at the University of Philippines.…

19 Mar 2015 / Listen /

The long way to power

Villagers read election instructional material provided by United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) . UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein (file Photo)

At the beginning of the year only 22 per cent of all national parliamentarians across the world were female,…

19 Mar 2015 / Listen /

People march in New York for gender equality

International community urged to progress gender equality
UN Photo/Cathrine Hasselberg

Over a thousand people have taken to the streets of New York City to call for global solidarity in…

8 Mar 2015 / Listen /
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