Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Tag Archives: women rights

Mehwish becomes goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights

LONDON: Pakistan’s leading actress Mehwish Hayat’s cap as she has been appointed a goodwill ambassador for girls’ rights by the Ministry of Human Rights. The recipient of the prestigious Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Hayat, announced about her appointment in a video message on micro-blogging website, saying: “Delighted to be appointed by the Ministry ...

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Nicki Minaj pulls out of Saudi Arabia concert

LOS ANGELES: U.S. rapper Nicki Minaj said that she was pulling out of a planned concert in Saudi Arabia next week, citing her support for the rights of women and the LGBTQ community. Minaj, known for her raunchy outfits and provocative stage performances, was due to headline the Jeddah World ...

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UN chief calls for stepping up efforts to protect women’s rights

NEW YORK: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for boosting efforts to protect and promote women’s rights, dignity and leadership. “Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development,” he said in a message marking the International Women’s Day, which ...

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Nepal ban on women migrants violates rights: UN

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s restrictions on woman migrating for work are discriminatory and inconsistent with international law, a United Nations rights official said Monday during a visit to the country. Nepal last year introduced a ban on women working as domestic helpers in the Gulf, one of various laws passed over the ...

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