“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 Indian government has come under severe criticism in a UN-sponsored study for losing its focus on broader sexual
The government needs to do more to protect migrant workers, ensure that women have access to legal aid, bring cases o
Nearly 2,000 widows who have been abandoned by society and their families live in government shelters lacking basic a
While political parties are busy preparing for the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election and working on their man
The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen
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
Never mind the fact that Myanmar's most famous person is a woman—Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.
An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for
The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos
I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.
The Women's Initiative Network for Peace (Win-Peace) has expressed serious concern at the continued imprisonment of h
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
Punjab University, Oriental College Chairman Department of Urdu and Veteran Educationist Professor Fakhar-ul-Haq Noor
Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r
Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.
Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s
A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become
Of nearly 75,000 prisoners in jails in Pakistan, around 1,100 are women, according to the Human Rights Commission of
NCP MP Supriya Sule along with her other colleagues will launch a campaign to make rural women financially stronger.
The assistant secretary general of the UN, Lakshmi Puri, made remarks on the need for women around the world to addre
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 United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will provide $450,000 to the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Indu
Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th
The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to
India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat
Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place
The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.
At least 13 Tunisian girls reportedly travelled to rebel-held Northern Syria to offer themselves as sex workers to op
The first thing Syrian-American activist Rania Kisar does when she crosses the border into Syria, is go shopping.
The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha
Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.
Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva
After the publication of an article in The New York Times on Monday about an Afghan man who had agreed to give his 6-
Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and
A senior United Nations official today welcomed the recent decision by Cambodia's genocide tribunal to annul a previo
A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanit
The 140-page report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2
Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introduc