News on Gender equality

16 April 2003
This year’s Søren Gyldendal Award has been presented to UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and best-selling fiction writer, Hanne-Vibeke Holst, in Copenhagen. Gyldendal is the largest Danish publishing house. Gyldendal... Read more
20 July 2005
A number of events, held by UNFPA and its partners on World Population Day, 11 July, raised awareness of population and development issues worldwide. These activities revolved around gender equality – this year’s theme... Read more
12 August 2008
Some 700 thousand girls a year are estimated to be ‘missing’ in India as a result of illegal sex determination and consequent elimination. What is behind this drive to have boy children – which is expected to have... Read more
3 October 2007
UNITED NATIONS – Stressing that the empowerment of women is vital to achieving peace and security, improved living standards and respect for human rights, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has underscored the need to... Read more
25 November 2007
Port-au-Prince , Haiti — Two 14 year-old cousins from the simmering hot slums of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, have just been escorted by police to a health centre for HIV testing. Nathalie (names have been... Read more
27 February 2007
ISTANBUL — The first thing a visitor notices when entering the spacious lobby of Turkey’s largest daily newspaper, Hürriyet, is a life-size poster of a battered woman staring out with vacant eyes under the words: “Speak... Read more