“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
It sounds almost playful, but "Eve teasing" is a daily torment for many women in South Asia, who are now tr
Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veil
2011 did not witness the first Egyptian revolution.
In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Ajorlu has criticized the United Nations for the approach it has adopted toward the plight o
Where women have gained a political voice around the world, there have been tangible gains for democracy, including g
Many Somali women have lost their husbands and eldest sons, who either died in the country's conflict or simply left
Nearly seven years ago, the soldiers who killed Halya Lagunesse's husband gang-raped the Haitian woman and her then-1
Congo is “the rape capital of the world,” according to Margot Wallstrom, the UN's Special Representative
After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, there are almost two million widows leading secluded, poverty-stricken live
A key police officer in the minister of internal affairs of the government of south Sudan denied Friday allegations o
Women are playing a leading role in a powerful social movement addressing natural resource protection, adaptation to
Anti-government protesters, who have taken to the streets of Khartoum and other Sudanese cities over recent weeks, ru
As it reaffirmed its commitment to the peacekeeping operations of the United Nations (UN), the Philippine Permanent M
The Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic group dating to 1928, is stirring speculation about its influence on women in post
The United Nations today voiced alarm over the plight of Somali civilians caught up in the fighting pitting forces of
If you believe Central Asian women are reluctant to take part in politics, then think twice.
Sitting cross-legged on blue velour cushions on the living room floor, the women of the self-help brigade sip green t
Many Americans have a certain image of the average Middle Eastern woman.
Luminaries from the worlds of politics, entertainment, business, the media, music and film are joining the United Nat
The National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW) is striving to ensure women's participation in all domains, disclosed the
Girls' education in Afghanistan, one of the biggest gains for women since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban, is at ri
The US government launched a five-year ‘Gender Equity Programme' in Pakistan in 2011, to advance women's human
Nepal launches National Action Plan on Women Peace & Security internationally
Amnesty International has urged authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to step up reforms to its j
The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has welcomed the gu
Thousands of people displaced from their homes by fighting between Pakistani government forces and militants in Mohma
Amina Ahmed Barre, 29, a mother of two, has lived in refugee camps most of her life.
Human rights violations including sexual violence and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both
Armed with AK-47s and a unique insight, female soldiers may be the future of United Nations peace building.
The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) pledged on Tuesday to legislate and enforce specific laws against gender-based v
Sudanese security authorities have employed several forms of gender-based violence, including rape, against female ac
Human rights abuses remain common across Iraq with the status of women and minority groups on the decline, eight year
Guinea-Bissau is countering the effects of last year's unrest, and the United Nations is helping to promote security
In the small Latin American country of Guatemala, violence against women is a widespread problem girls deal with from
With Timor-Leste continuing to consolidate peace and stability and promote development, the United Nations is already
An Amnesty International research team has just returned from a four week mission to Côte d'Ivoire where they i
The fifty-fifth session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New Yor
See below and the attached document for the scheduled CSW 55 events related to women, peace and security.
On 14 February 2011, the Serbian daily newspaper Danas published an article stigmatising human rights defender Ms Aid
Amidst the demands for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa, the United States is now confronted
The 2011 International Women's Day will be celebrated worldwide on March 8.
United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today organized the launch of the Darfur Regional Women's Legislative Caucu
A senior United Nations official has welcomed today's verdicts by a military court in eastern Democratic Republic of