“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.”
Bangladesh's parliament has amended a law allowing the state to appeal against the life sentence given to an oppositi
The tit-for-tat kidnappings of more than 140 people have provoked fears of expanded sectarian conflict in Syria's nor
The operating room was chilly on a grey morning in Bihar, Northern India.
Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra
The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co
More than 100 women in India were apparently left out in a field after a mass sterilization at a hospital in the Mald
Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil
“Women should be beaten every day,” says Kamilla,* repeating the grim words of her deceased sister's husb
1 Billion Rising campaign states, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime"
Bangladesh has won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that high
Nhem Sreyda feels fortunate that she is still able to see after being doused with acid by her ex-husband in 2012.
Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,
The trauma and eventual death of a young student from Delhi following her brutal gang rape awakened many across the c
Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip
In Jordan, hundreds of Syrian females have been affected by an informal trade that has sprung up since the start of t
Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.
Rape is a "significant and disturbing" feature of the Syrian civil war, with women and girls citing sexual
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB.
In recent months ICAN's staff have held regular in-person and online consultations with Syrian civil society activist
In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
Prominent female lawmaker and rights activist Leyla Zana who symbolises the Kurdish struggle in Turkey has joined hun
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives
Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.
Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b
Kurds are a forgotten people.
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza
The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head