“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.”
The 9th of February, 1996. That was a Friday evening I will never forget.
The 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
For more than 30 years, Afghans have been living in a state of war and yearn for stability and peace.
Several women organizations and groups have been motivated to assist the security sector in consolidating the peace a
The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s
After more than a decade of an international intervention and close to the proclaimed second post-2014 transition pha
During the National Assembly debate on the State of the Nation Address this year, the Minister for Women, Children an
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
Analysis and key recommendations
by the Women's Major Group
Conflict Prevention, Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, Promotion of Durable Peace, Rule of Law and Governance.
These briefs analyze conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law
The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across
At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.
Zaatari refugee camp, Jordan (CNN) -- They carried teapots and tiny gas canisters, shopping bags filled with clothes
The Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neil has completed his historic state visit to the Autonomous Region o
The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab
GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team t
Zimbabwe has made significant strides in gender equality but still lags behind on key indicators, according to the la
The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
Cheers broke out in the National Assembly building here on Monday as representatives chose the mayor of this beleague
They are victims of a conflict which ended decades ago.
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate
ZAHLEH, LEBANON — Fear, confusion and a lack of information are preventing many Syrian refugees in Lebanon from
A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.
Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that w
This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.
Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases
The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart,
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called upon Liberia's female lawyers, gender advocates and civil society to "
It's been four years since Port-au-Prince collapsed, and Haiti's women are still working through the damage—bot
The campaign to ensure women's equal participation at the peace talks on Syria in January has become more urgent, as
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
Thousands of women were victims of sexual crimes during the Balkan conflicts.
Working with others to make a difference
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
The issue of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and crisis has been featured prominently among scholars, or
About 400 Colombian women, representing all the political sectors, ethnic groups and organizations in the country wil
Half a million women were raped during the Rwandan genocide.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Claudia Paz y Paz has a tough job as the first female attorney general in Guatemala, one of the most violent countrie
"These contributions from consultations at the Fourth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction