“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.”
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
After more than a decade of an international intervention and close to the proclaimed second post-2014 transition pha
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
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
In Afghanistan's Herat province, the chief prosecutor general has a difficult job.
The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged
As we enter the second century of celebrations to mark March 8 as the International Women's Day (IWD), my mind questi
After decades of conflict in Afghanistan, there are almost two million widows leading secluded, poverty-stricken live
The unstable security situation in Iraq already made women particularly vulnerable.
Despite being the main victims in regional armed conflicts, women are still excluded from playing a role in conflict
The face of women's issues in Lebanon is changing.
Indonesian women are largely unfamiliar with the Millennium Development Goals despite being a key target demographic,
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has pledged anew to help the new administration c
Global Report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) "State of the World Population 2010" was launch
To mark the 10th anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 resolution on women, peace an
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
The Taliban movement is harassing, threatening and killing local women who are working as professionals for the Afgha
Helen Samu Hakena exudes a serenity that belies her extraordinary energy and inner strength that she has devoted to t
Since the military coup of December 2006 we have had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of our political rea
This side event creates a forum for member state and civil society stakeholders to learn more about women's experienc
Regional Dialogues on Women Building Peace
Nobel Women's Initiative: The UN Security Council must take strong action on Burma and issue an investigation into wa
As with many development issues, women and girls are more adversely affected than their male counterparts when attemp
Manal Omar, a women's rights advocate of Palestinian descent who has worked in Iraq's humanitarian field since the la
In August 2010, the United States marked the formal end of combat operations in Iraq with divergent assessments of th
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has correctly warned that women's rights in Tunisia and Egypt risk being undermine
From the struggle to keep domestic violence shelters open to the machinations of which mullah to align with, a discus
For me there are two reasons to be an MP.
Whether the topic is Libya's rebels or Afghanistan's “reconciliation” with the Taliban, the pivotal quest
Harvard International Review: How has Afghanistan changed since the fall of the Taliban?
In this new one-hour public radio show, participants in the people's revolution in Egypt give first hand accounts of