International Day of Women and Girls in Science: February 11
Women and girls worldwide face many hurdles in pursuing their careers in science, mathematics, and technology. It calls for making science more open, diverse, and efficient.
World Pulses Day: February 10
The celebration of the year, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), amplified the public awareness of pulses' nutritional and ecological benefits as part of sustainable food production.
I do not understand much about human rights. I have been living under dictatorship for my whole life. I am from Myanmar. People are fighting for human rights globally, but we, the people of Myanmar fighting for survival.
Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of law and creating bureaucratic quagmires whose only reason for existing is the soliciting of bribes.
Nearly 1 in 3 women and girls experience physical or sexual violence in their lifetime, most frequently by an intimate partner. One hundred thirty-seven women are killed by a member of their family every day. Fewer than 40 percent of the women who experience violence seek the help of any sort.
United Nations observes World Toilet Day (WTD) on November 19 to inspire action towards tackling the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, 4.2 billion people live without "safely managed sanitation." Around 673 million people practice open defecation.
World Science Day for Peace and Development is an international day that highlights the important role of science in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. It also highlights the need to engage the broader public in debates on emerging scientific issues.