“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.”
The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
The present report is the third submitted to the Human Rights Council by the present Special Rapporteur, and the elev
''Throughout my career I have worked on challenging and interesting issues,'' says Mari Skåre, who was recently
The report released by the State Department details the role of women in preventing conflict and building peace throu
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
The issues and activities presented in this volume represent only a very small slice of global efforts to expand the
Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR
A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.
For December, in which Morocco has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situation
On Friday November 30th 2012, the Security Council held its annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and S
The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
A Dubai resident has decided to undertake a one-woman mission to bring peace to the 22 countries in the Arab League.
Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria
Women, men, girls and boys experience and take action differently in the context of armed conflict, peacekeeping, pea
Representatives of Georgian Civil Society Organisations and government entities involved in the implementation of the
This year marks the 10th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security (WPS).1 The
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Given the news dominating the headlines this week (CIA sex scandals and an increasingly Orwellian surveillance appara
As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Palestinian female police's violent dispersal of
The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma
A leading campaigner against sexual violence in conflict has called for economists to calculate the global cost of th
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a
The defense ministries of Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are focusing on improving wo
It's been nearly two years since Syria's dictator Bashar al Assad began his brutal assault on hundreds of thousands o
A 15-year-old Pakistani girl named Anusha was the victim of an "honor killing" last week at the hands of he
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women P
Late October, a new government was approved by the newly elected Georgian parliament.
Representatives from faith-based organizations, business sector, academic institutions, media, civil society organiza
On a warm day late last month a crowd filed into a white tent outside the royal palaces in Amman to hear a much-antic
UNSCR number 1,325 was adopted by the council in 2000.
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
NATO and its partners are taking concerted action to support implemention of United Nations Security Council Resoluti
This weekend I was invited to speak about women's issues at the Model UN taking place here in Washington.
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
If you walked past the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, you would have had a win