Image listing Taiwan as part of China reappears on UN’s Twitter

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — United Nations Women removed an image listing Taiwan as part of Chinese territory from its social media accounts following a barrage of criticism, but it was only to reapp...

UN women’s site removes image describing Taiwan as ‘Province of China’

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Following a storm of protest, United Nations Women Twitter and Facebook accounts removed a reference to Taiwan as a “province of China” on a list of countries ...

United Nations account blasted on Twitter, Facebook for calling Taiwan a 'Province of China'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – On Saturday (Aug. 3), the Twitter and Facebook accounts of United Nations (UN) Women published the above image with the message “All people should be able to choose ...

FIFA caps first women's conference with UN Women partnership

PARIS (AP) — FIFA capped its first Women's Convention by announcing a partnership with UN Women to promote gender equity around the globe. "Of course FIFA is an organization which ha...

New UN campaign to bring youth into gender equality fight

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. women's agency is launching a campaign to bring a young generation of women and men into the campaign for gender equality ahead of next year's 25th anniversary of the co...

Taiwan female baseball umpire protests against UN's China designation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - Baseball umpire Po Chun Liu (劉柏君) protested Thursday against a tweet from the United Nations describing her as coming from “Taiwan, Province of China.” The island...

Inspiration for Taiwan ‘Teenage Psychic’ TV drama receives IOC Women and Sport World Award

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female baseball umpire from Taiwan has received the “2019 Women and Sport World Award” by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the United Nations Hea...

Women greatly outnumbered by men in political power

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — New statistics say that when it comes to political power, women are totally outnumbered by men, accounting for less than 7 percent of the world's leaders and only 24 percent of t...

Head of UN Women: Technology revolution must benefit women

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the U.N. women's agency is calling for the revolution in technology to be used to benefit the world's poor, and especially women, who will not achieve gender equality...

OSCE: Violence against women rife in eastern Europe

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) published Wednesday the "grim" results of a large-scale survey on violence against women in eight different countries in easte...

UN chief decries failure to bring women into peacemaking

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is decrying the failure to bring women into peacemaking, pointing to grim statistics that between 1990 and 2017, women constituted only 8 perce...

Rwanda names 50 percent female Cabinet, following Ethiopia

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Two days after Ethiopia announced one of the world's few "gender-balanced" Cabinets with 50 percent women, Rwanda has done the same. The East African nation lat...

New UN human rights chief is torture survivor herself

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was 23 years old when she was tortured and fled her country's dictatorship into exile. Now, more than four decades later, she will fac...

As women's roles expand in Bolivian politics, so do attacks

ACHOCALLA, Bolivia (AP) — Few countries in the world have advanced so quickly toward gender parity in politics as has Bolivia, where women now hold almost half the seats in congress and laws mandate g...

UN approves Chile's Bachelet as new human rights chief

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has approved Chile's former President Michelle Bachelet as the next U.N. human rights chief by consensus. With a bang of his gavel, As...