On Wednesday, Melania Trump spoke at a luncheon on one of her few public topics: bullying and how it’s the responsibility of adults to teach kids how to behave through their words and actions. Unless they’re president, presumably.
It’s the 72nd anniversary of Hiroshima, and at a memorial ceremony attended by representatives from 80 nations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for all nations to participate in the effort to eliminate nuclear weapons. As we know, around this time our president was crashing weddings in a golf cart.
Believe it or not, the headline above represents a sign of progress. According to a report from the UN, “for the first time the scales have tipped: more than half of all people living with HIV (53 percent) now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths have almost halved since 2005.” That’s 19.5 million…
On Sunday, May 21, North Korea’s military launched a medium-to-long range ballistic missile, the Pukguksong-2. Dictator Kim Jong Un called for this launch and observed as it was carried out.
House Republicans have introduced a bill that, if passed, would set in motion the United States’ withdrawal from the United Nations.
In early October, it was announced that Wonder Woman was being made a U.N. Honorary Ambassador as part of an initiative to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” Wonder Woman’s participation in this has been cancelled.
On Friday, the United Nations designated DC Comic franchise Wonder Woman as its new honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, and the backlash that’s followed the decision has been truly bizarre.
Last week, after a suicide attack, Jordan sealed its borders in an effort to heighten security measures. But now 64,000 Syrian refugees seeking sanctuary are stranded in the desert without food and with a meager water supply.
On Saturday morning, a mentally ill man jumped into the East River after scaling the fence at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. He allegedly took the plunge to avoid the two police officers attempting to apprehend him.
On Friday morning at the United Nations headquarters, trans activist Janet Mock spoke on a panel where she stressed the need for more visibility of trans black women in discussions about rape and sexual assault.
A singer in Zambia convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in 2014 is serving as an “ambassador in the fight against gender violence.” Clifford Dimba served one year of an 18-year prison sentence for the rape before being pardoned by the President in 2014. Since then, and after being appointed to the ambassador…
A report released Thursday has found “gross institutional failure” on the part of the United Nations for failing to investigate claims that French peacekeepers sexually abused children in the Central African Republic—a failure that ultimately led to more cases of abuse.
Last week, a United Nations working group focused on discrimination against women in the United States published their findings—they are bad, bad findings.
Angelina Jolie Pitt attended the African Union Summit where she participated in a panel discussion about sexual crimes against women around the world. Jolie Pitt met with African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former British foreign minister William Hague, Senegalese activist Bineta Diop and Zainab Bangura,…
Women in Haiti and Liberia are selling sex to United Nations peacekeepers in exchange for aid and lifestyle improvements like cell phones and church shoes.
According to a UN envoy on sexual assault, ISIS is selling kidnapped teenage girls from Iraq and Syria “for as little as a pack of cigarettes.” The envoy, Zainab Bangura, visited the region in April and spoke to numerous women in girls who had escaped ISIS-controlled areas.
Zainab Bangura, a U.N. special representative, recently concluded a tour of refugee camps that house refugees largely from Syria and Iraq - countries where the Islamic State hold a large amount of territory. The Washington Post reports that she recounted the stories of sexual violence, rape and abuse to Middle East…
Uber, which "seeks to create 1 million jobs for women as drivers" by 2020, won't be doing so in partnership with the United Nations anymore, it turns out, likely because of the negative PR the company has suffered in the wake of sexual assault and rape complaints.