“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.”
Human rights situation in Afghanistan has lost ground in key areas during first six month of 2014, increasing uncerta
The European Union has called on the Government of Pakistan to take stronger action to ensure the protection of the r
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
As the recent abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian girls by terror group Boko Haram sheds light on the dramatic situation
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of
To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit
Britain will give £18.5 million to Afghanistan to help more Afghan women take part in the presidential election
Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up once again with the Monyati Initiativ
Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j
In a country where women's' rights are still fiercely contested, Soosan Firooz has added a strong new voice to the de
The Indian government has come under severe criticism in a UN-sponsored study for losing its focus on broader sexual
Nearly 2,000 widows who have been abandoned by society and their families live in government shelters lacking basic a
While political parties are busy preparing for the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election and working on their man
The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Punjab University, Oriental College Chairman Department of Urdu and Veteran Educationist Professor Fakhar-ul-Haq Noor
Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,
UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.
A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become
Of nearly 75,000 prisoners in jails in Pakistan, around 1,100 are women, according to the Human Rights Commission of
NCP MP Supriya Sule along with her other colleagues will launch a campaign to make rural women financially stronger.
Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will provide $450,000 to the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Indu
The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to
India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat
After the publication of an article in The New York Times on Monday about an Afghan man who had agreed to give his 6-
The 140-page report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2
Bangladesh's parliament has amended a law allowing the state to appeal against the life sentence given to an oppositi
The operating room was chilly on a grey morning in Bihar, Northern India.
More than 100 women in India were apparently left out in a field after a mass sterilization at a hospital in the Mald
1 Billion Rising campaign states, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime"
Bangladesh has won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that high
The trauma and eventual death of a young student from Delhi following her brutal gang rape awakened many across the c
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives
Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head
Outgoing head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, a seven-year veteran of Afghan aid efforts, said a
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.