“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 program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates t
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city
Sudanese authorities shut a 17-year-old centre for women's rights without explanation on Tuesday, the centre's direct
What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard
RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: To curb continuing cases of rape violence in Rwanda's refugee camps, the government of Rwanda
Concern is mounting that British aid money may be funding police who are using rape as a tool of state-sanctioned tor
Last week Cabinet approved the Gender Commission Bill which is likely to be tabled in Parliament next month.
In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against
The Government in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday inaugurated a m
Pressure on the Sudanese government to release Meriam Ibrahim stepped up on Monday with a formal complaint against au
Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women.
JUBA, 13 May 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the cur
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
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In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
Walk around Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda and you will see thousands of children running about, tents full
The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has provided delivery kits to mothers and children at the James Davids Hos
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that w
The idea of Girl Up Initiative Uganda came to founders Kim Wolf and friend Monica Nyiraguhabwa last year as they walk
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
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"Congolese officials should fulfill their obligations...
Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
In Africa, women are subjected to discriminatory practices that keep them in a vulnerable situation.
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 speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
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
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
President Dr Joyce Banda will leave the country on June 26 for Abuja Nigeria where she is expected to attend a High L
In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi
North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
This 40-page report highlights key steps that Libya should take to meet its international obligations by firmly rejec
This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent
Two things, at least, matter more to Ramata Touré than the outcome of the donor conference in Brussels on Wedn
The new UN special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region, former Irish president Mary Robinson, expressed her "s
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
The new government of Somalia plans to relocate tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) within Mogadi
Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ
The most widely practiced forms are Type I and Type II.
Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.