“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 European Union has called on the Government of Pakistan to take stronger action to ensure the protection of the r
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation
Yangon ( AsiaNews) - The current political initiatives "based on religion", including the proposal for the
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's
After more than a decade of an international intervention and close to the proclaimed second post-2014 transition pha
The Syrian civil war has had a devastating impact on women and girls.
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i
(WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the I
Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan (CNN) -- They carried teapots and tiny gas canisters, shopping bags filled with clothes
GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team t
I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
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.
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
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
The 140-page report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2
1 Billion Rising campaign states, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime"
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.
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
Kurds are a forgotten people.
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head