“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.”
At the end of September 2009, two sharply contrasting events coincided: the United States Secretary of State Hillary
Momentum is building to eliminate the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world—viole
Violence against women and girls is a virulent form of abuse and discrimination that transcends race, class and natio
On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have
The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus
Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki
Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the
Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,
Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har
Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency for parts of the southern island of Minda
Through a courtyard piled high with heaps of trash and teeming with flies, two sturdy women sit in a cool, dark room
The young couple is totally busted.
"The Iranian women's movement is not simply demanding equal rights alone.
West Aceh Regent Ramli M.S. issued the controversial regulation on Tuesday.
As an Afghan woman who for many years lived a life deprived of the most basic human rights, I find unbearable the tho
To be an outspoken critic of the government brings a heavy price in Cambodia, the South-east Asian country struggling
A mother protecting her child isn't anything unique. But in Iran, humanitarian activist mothers are
Women make up only a tiny minority of more than 7,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, but they often pay a high
In conjunction with the presentation of the UN Fact Finding Mission's report to the Human Rights Council on 29 Septem
Four Palestinian documentaries are screening in Ramallah early next month.
Since the military coup of December 2006 we have had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of our political rea
The tiny new nation of East Timor came to the United Nations last month for its first women's rights checkup and pick
There has been some return to normality in Pakistan's troubled Swat District since the army's military campaign in th
Young Palestinian women are being forced to into prostitution in brothels, escort services, and private apartments in
The Israeli prison administration is forcing female visitors to strip completely before seeing family members at Ofar
Human and sexual trafficking in Burma has been pushed up by economic mismanagement and human rights abuses in the mil
The IRC has launched a two-year program in Jordan that will train local aid workers to respond to violence against wo
When the United States and its allies went to war against the Taliban after the Sept.
At the start of the new century, Israel found itself with an unexpected and unwanted reputation - as a destination
To tackle tribal conflicts in her country, Nadwa Al-Dawsari took the leap from journalist to director of the Partners
The United Nations is stepping up its efforts to help protect the rights of Nepalese women, who are increasingly vict
In her office at the Bethlehem women's counselling centre, Khawla Al-Azraq recounts her memories from Israeli pris
Shadi Sadr, the Iranian lawyer and women's rights activist, was just released from prison.
Arab states must take measures to combat an expanding list of issues including rising populations, trafficking, unemp
The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str
“On March 20, Kumari was accused of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, and was mercilessly beaten up and f
Widows in Nepal are protesting against a decision by the Nepalese government to offer a cash incentive to men for mar
Iraqi women who have been uprooted by violence in their country are increasingly susceptible to exploitation and abus
More than a thousand Nepalese women married to Bhutanese refugees fear they may be left out of the third country rese
Walson Teron, 51, who belongs to the Karbi tribe and lived in Langmili village in the Karbi Anglong Hills District of
I became an activist to stop female genital mutilation last year after reading a shocking survey from a secondary sch