“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.”
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.
Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr
The US government launched a five-year ‘Gender Equity Programme' in Pakistan in 2011, to advance women's human
The proposals of four Turkish nongovernmental organizations focusing on women's empowerment will be funded by the Uni
Women can be a major power in convincing Mideast leaders to agree to a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal, U.S.
Why should Canada bother helping Afghan women and girls when Canadian combat troops withdraw next year?
A new Senate committee urges the government to put women's rights in Afghanistan at the top of its priority list for
The United States on Monday launched a new 40-million-dollar Gender Equity Grants Program in Pakistan to advance wome
Afghanistan's transition toward leading its own security efforts must include the rights of Afghan women.
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
After the bilateral Strategic Dialogue meeting in Islamabad today, U.S.
In an interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke to NBC's Andrea Mitchell about women's rights and Middle
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.
Speech by Inés Alberdi, UNIFEM Executive Director
Date: 4 March 2010
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that full empowerment of women requires expanding economic opportun
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
This report is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout the
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
Since the massive earthquake struck Haiti on January 12th, Ambassador and Mrs.
This event presents a great opportunity for our entire community to demonstrate what widespread support there is for
The integration of the health sector into strategies to prevent and respond to gender-based violence is often lacking
At its sixty-second session, in November 2007, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 20 February as W
Every year since 2002, we have gathered at The John F.
Secretary Clinton is a forceful and effective champion for women's rights.
In mid-August in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz, the Taliban carried out a horrific sentence against two
As the youth-led Freedom Movement of 2011 spreads rapidly across the Middle East and around the world, one can only w
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has correctly warned that women's rights in Tunisia and Egypt risk being undermine
Rabia Mariam is a businesswoman who employs an all-women workforce to manufacture scarves and rugs from silk, cotton-