“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
A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.
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
Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil
In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
In the beginning of August, a memorial evening was held in Gori, a city in eastern Georgia, to commemorate the annive
Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Four Cambodian women imprisoned for protesting their eviction from the land where their
New parliamentarian Aung Sang Suu Kyi spoke of development, gender equality and the future of Myanmar's constitution
Many around the world have died protecting it: land.
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their &quo
As the United States convenes the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, the fate of Afghanistan's women is on my mind.
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
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
Arab women have fought bravely over the last year to demand dignity and new freedoms.
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
For the first time in Iraqi Kurdistan women are protected by a new law against some of the traditions most harmful to
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o
The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former
Going by the charged reaction to the Mukhtar Mai verdict, it is clear that loopholes in the investigation mechanism a
Currently, more women in Kurdistan are seeking primary, secondary and higher education, creating a more educated fema
The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Sta
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
The Saudi government's refusal to let women vote in municipal elections in September 2011 unlawfully deprives women o
In Afghanistan's Herat province, the chief prosecutor general has a difficult job.
The president of the Afghan Red Crescent Society heard many questions about her country from Nova Scotia students thi
The crisis engulfing the Middle East and North Africa shows that greater citizen participation and better governance
Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr
Economic disparities among haves and have-nots in Pakistan have made life challenging for men, however, their plight
In order to improve and sustain programs for the rights and welfare of women in the province, there is a need to asse
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