“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.”
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari
Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place
The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha
Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva
Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra
Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,
Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip
He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB.
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b
Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.
I woke up early that Sunday morning last May to attend the Nakba Day at Kass-Kass Park, just outside of Shatila Pales
Women in Israel have very different views on what the basic threats against their security are, depending on factors
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
Lawmakers from 110 countries, representing all continents, pledged here last week to intensify efforts, individually
On March 8, Palestinian women rallied in Gaza and Ramallah to mark International Women's Day.
Arbitrary arrests. Administrative detention. Abductions. Enforced disappearances. Torture. Rape. Beatings.
JERUSALEM — The subject of a women's place in public dominated Israel's headlines this week after a series of i
Skittish at first, then wide-eyed with delight, the women and girls entered the sea, smiling, splashing and then join
The UN General Assembly in September may prove to be an important step on the road to a Palestinian state.
There is no meaningful equality in Israel between men and women when it comes to matters relating to marriage and fam
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory has called for protection of the r
“They say Gaza people can cope with everything. But why do we have to?
Israeli troops stormed a village near near Nablus early Thursday, arresting more than 100 women as they hunted the ki
All across the occupied Palestinian territories, women took to the streets on Tuesday in commemoration of the 100th a
Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Ajorlu has criticized the United Nations for the approach it has adopted toward the plight o
Despite being the main victims in regional armed conflicts, women are still excluded from playing a role in conflict
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has considered the combined fourth and fifth periodi
The combined fourth and fifth periodic report of Israel (CEDAW/C/ISR/4-5) states the Police Special Task Force for Tr
Riyadh al-Ashqar, spokesman of the P.A.
The Women's Centre for Legal Aid and Counselling (WCLAC) has issued a report highlighting the gender-specific impact
IN ISRAEL, MURDER OF WOMEN IN WHAT ARE REFERRED to as “killings to protect the family's honor” account fo
Since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel has demolished close to 25,000 Palestinian homes in
Last week, Euromed's Gender Equality Program (EGEP) published a report on gender equality and women's rights in Pales
The Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas on Saturday said that all Jews living in Judea and Samaria (the so-calle
“The Russian Compound...” said Jehan Dahadha, before trailing off.
The women come from all over Israel every month to pray at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.
The bloody wake left by the Mavi Marmara after the May 31 Israeli commando raid has not deterred 50 female activists
Around 700 Bedouin women held a protest in Jerusalem challenging the demolition of their villages by Israeli forces.
A Lebanese aid ship aiming to reach Gaza in defiance of Israel will "probably be delayed," organisers said
It was a single word scrawled on a wall at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that unlocked something deep inside Inb
They are hung from trees by metal chains attached to their arms and provided with plastic bags to collect their urine
Every morning the two girls wake up before dawn, row their wooden skiff out into Gaza's heavily-patrolled waters, and
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
Anat Hoffman, leader of the Women of the Wall prayer group, was arrested at the Western Wall on Monday for holding a