“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.”
In 2000, UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 called on all member states and the United Nations (UN) system t
Violence against women has been described as “perhaps the most shameful human rights violation, and the most pe
These examples from the ground are concrete illustrations of ways in which a gender perspective has been integrated i
It was systematic rape to assert dominance and shatter resistance.
In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large
Twenty years after independence, representation of women in senior government structures and in Parliament is declini
Investigations of the raping of women in the 1980s during Peru's counterinsurgency war have ground to a halt, even th
The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has pledged anew to help the new administration c
In one of the worst areas of maternal care in the world, a health advocacy is teaching Indian women the three big fac
Zimbabwe Women in Trade and Development, a non-profit making Trust (ZWITAD), has received $50 000 from FBC Bank Limit
If you've seen the award-winning 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, then this will be a familiar story: Ho
In Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping is considered an old tradition.
In late December, Turkmenistan is due to submit a regular report to the United Nations on how it is meeting its oblig
It has been said that the conditions of women and children reflect the state of affairs of that country.
Women in Afghanistan are being recruited as front line police officers for the first time, UK broadcaster Sky News re
With sharp minds, inquisitive souls, and iron wills, they are an 11-strong group of top-level women scientists in agr
Despite widespread criticism, the number of discriminatory bylaws continues to increase across the country, a leading
On January 9, a new country may be added to the world map as southern Sudanese vote on independence from their northe
Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and
Addis Ababa, 3 December 2010 – With support from JRS, a group of refugee women have recently launched a beauty
Women in Zimbabwe have come out strongly against the idea of holding elections in 2011, saying that a full implementa
A Palestinian woman being held in prison by the Israelis has entered the fifteenth day of a hunger strike.
Global Report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) "State of the World Population 2010" was launch
Canada should threaten to withhold aid to Afghanistan unless women are fully included in the peace process and push f
Legislation has been passed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) national assembly aimed at reforming the countr
Rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment "occur nearly twice as often within military ranks as they do within
With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, we know what is needed
As the number of reported sexual crimes in Timor Leste increases, survivors - mostly women and girls - must wait up t
The analysis of the current context in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) makes obvious the existing persistence
Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob
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Community Organization for Mobilization Empowerment–Sierra Leone (COME-SL), a civil society organization workin
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
The International Criminal Court, the first permanent tribunal set up to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crim
What challenges do women face in politics?
As calls for an early election grow louder, the country's civic society groups want government to launch a countrywid
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) recently conclu
I remember when I was a small child and in middle of the night and early hours of the morning I heard a cry, a scream
The United Nations says traditional women's rights are being violated across Afghanistan, urging the country's leader
On November 25, 2010, Lebanon joined over 55 countries around the world by organising the first White Ribbon Campaign
South Africa has a balance of men and women in Parliament that would rival Nordic countries, which lead the way regar
Rwandan Women Find Strength in Each Other
"Tackling violence against women would address the gender dimensions of the Development Goals," says UN exp
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said the educating and empowering of women in Liberia was a guaranteed way of ensurin
As the trial of Congolese rebel leader Jean-Pierre Bemba gets under way, political analysts will go into overdrive ab