“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.”
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
An ambitious new Morocco campaign launched by a women's rights organization has argued that the veiling of young girl
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
As many as 68 per cent of women in the Middle East and North Africa feel that they are treated equally to men at work
Millions of unemployed youth facing grim economic prospects have fueled the revolutions.
The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
Hoda Gameel is 22 and one of the millions of women in Egypt thrust by need and circumstance into the world of work.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points (
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points
Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e
Afghan women walk past a guesthouse damaged a day after the suicide attacks in Kabul, 27 Feb. 2010
International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March eighth.
In order to provide a detailed look at the conditions faced by women in the Middle East and understand the complex en
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the March 2010 version of our Monthly Action Points (
Since the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in October 2000, t
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that full empowerment of women requires expanding economic opportun
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the February 2010 version of our Monthly Action Point
At the end of September 2009, two sharply contrasting events coincided: the United States Secretary of State Hillary
Momentum is building to eliminate the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world—viole
Violence against women and girls is a virulent form of abuse and discrimination that transcends race, class and natio
When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves
In July, the Nobel Women's Initiative led a group of prominent women on a three-week fact-finding mission to investig
This report is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout the
In Tackling Violence against Women WOMANKIND Worldwide shares the stories, struggles, and strategies of people in Zim
Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.
Since the end of the Cold War, civil wars (intrastate conflicts) have come to dominate the international landscape.
Since 1947, World YWCA Day has been celebrated annually on April 24 and is an opportunity for YWCAs around the world
The Campus of Excellence and Ashoka's Changemakers have launched a new competition for preventing violence against wo
The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on th
The United Nations Department of Public Information would like to invite you to an online discussion on "Women a