“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.”
Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan (CNN) -- They carried teapots and tiny gas canisters, shopping bags filled with clothes
GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team t
A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that w
This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
Working with others to make a difference
I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil
In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
In a major endorsement for investment in women – the bulk of food growers in the developing world – Unite
Highlighting the role in women in producing much of the world's food and caring for the environment, Secretary-Genera
Gathered at the Ford Foundation in New York Monday, international luminaries, family planning experts and women's rig
While a lot of important news has been coming out of the United Nations General Assembly lately, there is one story t
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?
“A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”
In the beginning of August, a memorial evening was held in Gori, a city in eastern Georgia, to commemorate the annive
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
Wednesday is World Population Day, and the United Nations Population Fund says reproductive health is crucial for dev
When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t
Taking part in the liberation struggle did not necessarily require one to be part of the army or fighting with weapon
Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Four Cambodian women imprisoned for protesting their eviction from the land where their
Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
New parliamentarian Aung Sang Suu Kyi spoke of development, gender equality and the future of Myanmar's constitution
Many around the world have died protecting it: land.
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their &quo
As the United States convenes the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, the fate of Afghanistan's women is on my mind.
Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.
It's the Americas' largest reunion.
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
Military and civilian experts convened at the U.S.
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
Rights group Amnesty International has slammed the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina for neglecting women survivors of
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
Arab women have fought bravely over the last year to demand dignity and new freedoms.
It was 1996 when Micaela Flores and 15 other women from Peru's highlands accepted an ambulance ride to a Cuzco clinic
“Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e
Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.