“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 Syrian civil war has had a devastating impact on women and girls.
GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team t
A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.
The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera
Bangladesh's parliament has amended a law allowing the state to appeal against the life sentence given to an oppositi
Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives
Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.
“We have great expectations and hope that she will lead this path of reconciliation and greater participatory d
Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi issued a letter to the United Nations Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet,
In the beginning of August, a memorial evening was held in Gori, a city in eastern Georgia, to commemorate the annive
“More and more women are becoming politically active and so the number of women in prison is rising too.”
Promising news as a United Nations-brokered truce brings a day of relative calm to Syria after weeks of escalating vi
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
Nahid Hoseini and Golaleh Kamangar, two exiled Kurdish women fighting for their homeland.
The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark
Iranian judicial authorities should immediately release two recently detained women's rights activists, the Internati
Large numbers of Iranian schoolgirls staged a rally in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to protest at
Iranian women will take to the streets in a show of solidarity with Bahraini women who are continually falling victim
On 20 March, the day before the Mother's Day holiday in Lebanon, 30,000 people of all ages took the streets of Beirut
The crisis engulfing the Middle East and North Africa shows that greater citizen participation and better governance
Activists among Saudi Arabia's women, who can't drive or vote and need male approval to work and travel, are turning
The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the
A men's organization advocating gender equality was launched in Jakarta on Thursday, giving women an unlikely ally in
While it's been common for women to be fighting for gender equality and to be advocating for change in Nepal's patria
In remarks commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took
All across the occupied Palestinian territories, women took to the streets on Tuesday in commemoration of the 100th a
"Hope is dying in Afghanistan."
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun
Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal today appealed to all women to unite for peace and constitution.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Ms Sharmila Farooqui left here on Sunday for the
Azza Kamel, a women's rights advocate in Egypt, said the popular uprisings in her country and its neighbors are creat
Among the most prevalent Western stereotypes about Muslim countries are those concerning Muslim women: doe-eyed, veil
Sitting cross-legged on blue velour cushions on the living room floor, the women of the self-help brigade sip green t
Many Americans have a certain image of the average Middle Eastern woman.
In Pakistan, Salman Taseer's assassination in early January has blown the lid off the seething cauldron that has been
Civil society has called upon the government to take special measures for reducing gender gaps as are revealed in nat
Women in rural areas are particularly vulnerable to oppression by family and society because of lack of education and
It all began on February 12, 1983, when outspoken lawyers, doctors and activists stood up against the discriminatory
Disability access, environment management, women and children's health issues, and improving health service delivery
In a meeting on Sunday with more than 20 representatives of women's organisations in the Kurdistan Region, President
2011 is going to be the year of women for the world's largest and most powerful international Muslim body.
Parveena Ahangar's unassuming nature and calm demeanour does not betray the pain and agony that the Srinagar-based fo
The pre-World Women's Conference meetings of the regional women's networks' generated passionate discussions on relev