Hershey, Mars, Nestlé. Buy chocolate from any of these companies and chances are they are the product of child labor in West Africa.   For 20 years, the companies have made pledges to banish child labor from their supply chains. But they’ve consistently missed their…

A new UN report is the agency’s first to highlight the prevalence of child grooms and calls for all countries to banish child marriage by 2030 per global development goals. The report found that 115 million boys were married as children—a fifth before the age of 15. The…

VANCOUVER—Crowds sometimes thin by a conference’s closing plenary. Not so with Women Deliver 2019. The world’s biggest conference on gender equality closed with a bang yesterday, amid jubilant cheers, rousing performances, and ambitious pledges.

Boys as young as 10 are entering the illegal gay sex trade to survive in cash-strapped Zimbabwe. Decades of corruption economically marred the country, which has recently been further crippled by Cyclone Idai. Now, the Social Welfare Department estimates some 4,700…

While there’s general consensus among Arabic-speaking delegations to oppose discussion of gender identity or sexual orientation, a recent report reveals how some are breaking rank when savvy LGBTQ organizations approach the UN.

GHN is in Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada to bring you news from the 2019 Women Deliver Conferencet

People in North Korea face “appalling” levels of hunger and have been driven to bribery to access health care, food, housing and jobs. Meanwhile, huge sums are devoted to the country’s military capabilities, including an army of some 1 million men and women, according to a…

In California’s crowded market of elder care homes, CEOs amass huge wealth while staffers face rampant exploitation, wage theft, and intimidation if they speak up. In the past decade, US care home operators violated minimum wage, overtime or record-keeping laws in some 1,…

Rampant violence against women in El Salvador spurred the country to enact the world’s only law against “femicide suicide”—denoting women abused to the point of taking their own lives. In the first half of 2018, 51 of 285 femicides fell into this category. Most of the cases…

Some 250,000 children under 14 are working as mechanics, weavers and laborers in India-administered Jammu and Kashmir.   As fathers are impaired or killed from ongoing violence in “the oldest unresolved disagreement on the UN’s agenda,” children are sent to work to help…