“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.”
(Washington, D.C.) Amnesty International is urging the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina to reject a draft law, pr
MP Setrida Geagea's Press office issued a statement on Monday about the Lebanese Forces MP's words during the meeting
Leaders of militias that carried out mass rape in Democratic Republic of Congo will face war crimes charges, a UN con
Structural change is expected within the ruling Ethiopian Peoples' Revolutionary Democratic Front's (EPRDF) top leade
A recent graduate from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Amy was volunteering as a rape crisis counselor in Chica
The United Nations is seeking to empower women candidates ahead of Tanzania's general elections in October, including
Ten campaign workers for a female parliamentary candidate in western Afghanistan were abducted by gunmen Thursday and
The small classroom is abuzz with conversations in Persian.
Pulling Western troops out of Afghanistan will condemn mothers and children to suffer, a leading Afghan women's advoc
For tens of thousands of people who live in daily fear of sexual violence, the UN Security Council's emergency sessio
“The Russian Compound...” said Jehan Dahadha, before trailing off.
The First lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Mrs.
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon has called on a Melbourne conference to do more to "keep the promise" of s
Israel's outgoing U.N.
The United Nations special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday condemned the recent incident of
Shalev told The Associated Press in a farewell interview that despite near-constant criticism, she believes it's impo
The United States on Monday launched a new 40-million-dollar Gender Equity Grants Program in Pakistan to advance wome
LUWERO DISTRICT, Uganda – Soon after her husband died, Olivia Nakazi's troubles began anew.
Often called the Switzerland of Central Asia, mountainous and ethnically diverse Kyrgyzstan was once touted as a succ
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the September 2010 version of our Monthly Action Poin
As the debate rages over the withdrawal of British and US troops in Afghanistan, there are those who argue that the a
With this fall's midterm elections, the number of women serving in Congress could drop for the first time in a genera
The women come from all over Israel every month to pray at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.
Uniting under the theme, “Moving forward the militant global women's movement in the 21st century,” more
Berikh — A total of 300 female farmers in Berikh sub-zone, Central region, who have been following adult educat
AUSTRALIA based Fijian hip-hop artist Thelma Thomas aka MC Trey jets into the country to hold a series of workshops w
In few countries do women face as many challenges as they do in Afghanistan—a country which not only holds the
The bloody wake left by the Mavi Marmara after the May 31 Israeli commando raid has not deterred 50 female activists
Disabled people – especially women – are often the last to be considered in the aftermath of wars and nat
A grand march to protest against violence committed on women will be organized this coming October in Bukavu, the mai
The US government needs to strengthen its protection of people in immigration detention to prevent sexual abuse and t
The 24-page report, “Detained and at Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in United States Immigration Detention,&
Indonesia's women-only train service launched on Aug.
In a country where machismo is still the rule, Sandra Torres doesn't cut the demure figure of past first ladies.
A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.
The Hong Kong-based Asian Legal Resource Center (A.L.R.C.) has called Islamabad to invite the Working Group on Enforc
The mass rape of women in Congo (Report, 25 August) illustrates the difficulty the UN faces in trying to fulfil its m
Margot Wallstrom, U.N. special representative on sexual violence in conflict, deployed a senior staff member on Aug.
This week marks the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S.
Two Iranian rights activists arrested on their way to the funeral of a senior dissident cleric last year have won int
As reports of nearly 200 women raped in a systematic attack emerge from Kivu Province in the Democratic Republic of C
The credibility of the United Nations rests in a major way on its ability and capacity to get the decisions of the Se
The Women's Leader of the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), Madam Rosalyn McCarthy has told the Sierra
The following Security Council press statement was read out today by Council President Vitaly Churkin (Russian Federa
While the use of Afghanistan and journalism in one word usually evokes negative images such as abducted reporters and
"Black Diamond" and her comrades may look like any bunch of street-wise girls with attitude but they have t
First Lady Dame Patience Jonathan has called on the Nigerian women to seek elective posts in 2011 even as she urged t
Women with disabilities in northern Uganda experience ongoing discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence, Hu