“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.”
To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
Syria's civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honour killings' and child marriages and the breakdown of the h
Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu
Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j
Monday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The U.N.
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECT
All UK partners delivering humanitarian aid to the Philippines are now required to assess the risk of violence agains
Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half
Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expa
The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in
The International Committee of the Red Cross is stepping up its focus on victims of sexual violence in armed conflict
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.
The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos
The journal International Interactions has just published a special issue titled "A Systematic Understan
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi
An independent United Nations human rights expert has stressed the need to hold States accountable not only for inves
Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
The issue of Italy's rising tide of violence against women has been in the spotlight with a raft of headline-grabbing
The violence committed against women and girls by men is a global scourge.
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to
At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.
India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat
The new UN special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region, former Irish president Mary Robinson, expressed her "s
The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.
The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar
Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat
Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.