COVID-19 to push 47 mln women to poverty, widen gender gap: Report

News: UN Women and the UN Development Programme(UNDP) has released a report titled “From Insights to Action: Gender Equality in the wake of COVID-19”. Facts: What the report says: The report says that the coronavirus pandemic and its fallout will likely push 47 million more women into poverty, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme… Continue reading COVID-19 to push 47 mln women to poverty, widen gender gap: Report

Home Ministry, UN Women Launches Campaign to End Violence Against Women

News:Union Ministry of Home Affairs in collaboration with UN Women has launched an awareness campaign to end violence against women. Facts: About the campaign: The campaign is part of the #OrangeTheWorld global campaign which is being observed ahead of ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women’ marked annually on 25 November. As part… Continue reading Home Ministry, UN Women Launches Campaign to End Violence Against Women

Guterres appoints Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as UN-Women’s dy executive director

Anita Bhatia, a person of Indian-origin, has been appointed by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). UN Women is the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. The UN Women supports… Continue reading Guterres appoints Indian-origin Anita Bhatia as UN-Women’s dy executive director