“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.”
In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.
Bangladesh's rights leaders have joined in the call of the neighbouring India for an end to crimes against women.
The Country Director of Action Aid Liberia, an international women's rights advocate group, has called on the Governm
The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit
The Knesset Election Committee will discuss the possibility of disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no wom
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
A horrific gang rape of a young woman on a bus in India on Sunday underscores the rising tide of sexual violence fema
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
A group of 15 policewomen became the first all-women team to deploy with the U.N.
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
The United Nations police adviser, Ann-Marie Orler, has welcomed the arrival of Rwanda's female police contingent in
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and
Marching on Pretoria's Union Buildings in protest of marginalization and mistreatment under apartheid in 1956, 20,000
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
Mariam Cisse sits on a wooden bench with her arm wrapped in a sling, her sad eyes cast downward and her voice low.
Zainab Bangura has taken over one of the United Nations' most thankless top positions: tackling a world's worth of ho
Sierra Leone held its third election since the end of its decade-long civil war on November 17.
It seemed like a case of simple blackmail.
Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, beg
Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia.
Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.
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.
On November 22nd, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the indictment of Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former
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.
As unrest unfolds in the Middle East, a traveling art exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln seems all th
Kurdistan Regional Government KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined the High Committee of the Campaign Combatti
The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h
The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending v
Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1
Campaigners against female circumcision have scored a major victory with the approval by a United Nations committee o
The UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to employ effective means to fight viole
Six of the women who planned to study at (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women's Peacebuilding Leadershi
A 22-member Women's Interest Group on November 22 presented a communiqué calling on President Ellen Johnson Si
The international war tribunal set up to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone
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
New fighting and a crackdown on women not wearing veils by Islamist militants has marred peace moves by two rival gro
The situation has been very tense at Panzi Hospital since the assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege that forc
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18