April, Syeda Ghazala made headlines in Pakistan, becoming the first female to head a major police station in restive
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
Human rights situation in Afghanistan has lost ground in key areas during first six month of 2014, increasing uncerta
Inclusion of women in society indicates stability, and a stable Afghanistan will lead to greater international securi
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Nepal to appoint more female peacekeepers so as to make UN peacekeeping mi
The gender audit in peace building programme conducted in 10 districts from March-May 2014 states that the victims of
Although Nepal met the objective of increased women´s participation in the ongoing peace building and state res
Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba
The European Union has called on the Government of Pakistan to take stronger action to ensure the protection of the r
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
Millions of Afghans have cast their votes in a presidential run-off to elect a successor to Hamid Karzai, who has bee
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
We awoke one morning in Kabul to the sound of not-too-distant explosions, marking the start to the fighting season.
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have be
Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.
Osama bin Laden, Al-Zarqawi, Mullah Omar: we know these names because they were on a kill list, a targeted roster the
NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu
Nepal recently hosted a "Conference on democracy and inclusive good governance for gender equality and sustainab
With three days to go before the final round of voting in the Indian election, first-time candidate Ravindra Singh is
Kavita Krishnan is a central leader of the Communist Party of India―Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) and editor of its
There is a need for women to organise themselves as a pressure group to be able to carve a niche in the political sph
JAIPUR: The National Commission for Women, chairperson, Mamta Sharma on Friday hit out against Congress government in
As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation
Islamabad: While candidates for next month's mayoral elections in Balochistan come from across the political spectrum
Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women' rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at
Millions of Indians are now selecting the men and women who will run the country.
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision
Northeast India comprises the contiguous Seven Sister States—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur,Meghalaya, Mizor
For more than 30 years, Afghans have been living in a state of war and yearn for stability and peace.
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclu
This book demonstrates that gender is a key component of conflict and peace discourse.
Women's empowerment is possible only if state administrators implement the policies framed by the central government,
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against
The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Pro-Pakistan Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani Sunday announced the formation of pan-Kashmir women wing of his pa
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
A Danish woman was held at knife point, beaten and gang-raped in the centre of New Delhi's backpacker district after
Afghanistan has its first female police chief after appointing an officer with 25 years experience to head a district
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove
Violence against women in Afghanistan reached record levels in 2013, according to the Independent Human Rights Commis
Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of
Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the