“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.”
A senior U.N.
Yangon ( AsiaNews) - The current political initiatives "based on religion", including the proposal for the
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
Indonesian women and religious minorities have faced heightened discrimination as a result of the government's failur
TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECT
All UK partners delivering humanitarian aid to the Philippines are now required to assess the risk of violence agains
Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women's equality a
The government needs to do more to protect migrant workers, ensure that women have access to legal aid, bring cases o
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt
Never mind the fact that Myanmar's most famous person is a woman—Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Women's Initiative Network for Peace (Win-Peace) has expressed serious concern at the continued imprisonment of h
A senior United Nations official today welcomed the recent decision by Cambodia's genocide tribunal to annul a previo
Nhem Sreyda feels fortunate that she is still able to see after being doused with acid by her ex-husband in 2012.
About 60,000 Kachin villagers fleeing Burma Army attacks and persecution, who are sheltering in Kachin-controlled ter
“We have great expectations and hope that she will lead this path of reconciliation and greater participatory d
“Today, women account for 70 percent of the 1.3 billion people worldwide still living in poverty,” said M
Women across Asia are being shut out from prosperous forestland because of a paradigm geared towards male ownership,
The Bangladeshi government is attempting to register birth data online to combat high levels of child marriage.
Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip
Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo
That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.
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.
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
It is never easy to persuade those who have acquired power forcibly of the wisdom of peaceful change," Aung San
The Commission on Human Rights in the region is set to lead a conference and workshop on March 23-24 in Marco Polo Ho
Stakeholders from the various sectors in the province gathered last March 19 at the Institute of Peace and Developmen
Myanmar and its army are continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, namely in ethnic areas with on
Just as staff at the maternity clinic in the Mae La refugee camp began learning about special care for newborns, a ba
At least 36,000 people were displaced on 23-24 April amid fresh fighting along the Thai-Cambodian border, officials s
In order to improve and sustain programs for the rights and welfare of women in the province, there is a need to asse
A men's organization advocating gender equality was launched in Jakarta on Thursday, giving women an unlikely ally in
Indonesian Minister for Women Empowerment and Children Protection Linda Agum Gumelar said on Tuesday that more active
Each year around the world, International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8.
The Cambodian government should reverse its decision to refuse a permit to the Cambodian Women's Movement Organizatio
The Asean Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC) met for the first tim
Hundreds of Balinese women declared an "Indonesian Women`s Association for Global Peace (IWAG-Peace)" in th
Women and girls remain exposed to abusive conditions, says Amnesty.
When independent researchers fanned out across military-ruled Myanmar's mountainous Chin State to catalogue human-rig
Free trade, weak government and rising religious fundamentalism made Indonesian women's lives more miserable last yea
Indonesian women are largely unfamiliar with the Millennium Development Goals despite being a key target demographic,
A biweekly bulletin has for the past year been helping to transform the lives of women in Maluku's capital.
There were so many tasks left unfinished by the government in 2010 related to gender equality.
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has pledged anew to help the new administration c
It has been said that the conditions of women and children reflect the state of affairs of that country.
Despite widespread criticism, the number of discriminatory bylaws continues to increase across the country, a leading
The modern Indonesian women's movement began in the early 1900s, hand-in-hand with the growing nationalism in the cou