“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.”
Out of a total of one hundred and seven (197) statements, one hundred and nine (109) statements (56 per cen
As a network of peacebuilding organizations, constituted regionally and with a global reach, GPPAC's position on the
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Promotion of Durable Peace, Rule of Law and Governance.
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
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.
Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov
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,
“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.
Sergeant Eunice Kisembo discovered she was HIV positive in 2001 after her release from Luzira Prison.
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
“It is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conﬂict.” Patrick Cammaert (200
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o
A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Sta
Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.
In order to improve and sustain programs for the rights and welfare of women in the province, there is a need to asse
The situation of women and girls around the world is gaining increased attention in a number of national and internat
Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf
The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the
The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged
The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan grew in 2010.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Ms Sharmila Farooqui left here on Sunday for the
Voters in Haiti go to the polls on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to elect a new president and a new Parliament.
Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac
The peace imposed on the more than 200,000 people living in the Complexo do Alemão group of favelas in Rio de
A leading human rights group released a report Monday documenting the proliferation of human rights abuses in Iraq si
This morning, leading women's rights activists reiterated their position that the Afghan government's impending takeo
Afghanistan's government is considering taking over the running of women's shelters, subjecting victims of domestic a
The face of women's issues in Lebanon is changing.
On the final day of the two-day African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, U.N.