“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.”
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hill
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
A group of international leaders, known as The Elders, on Wednesday joined forces with the US secretary of state and
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay – who made the remarks at the end of a four-day visit to the
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.
Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th
As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep.
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring
Layli Miller-Muro wasn't even out of law school before she helped litigate a case that revolutionized asylum law in t
The United States has pledged new funding to help implement U.N.
Right now, the largest gathering of world leaders in at least a decade is assembling at the United Nations in New Yor
A Palestinian man was recently convicted of rape by an Israeli court after he had sex with a Jewish woman who believe
Afghanistan's transition toward leading its own security efforts must include the rights of Afghan women.
One in three Native American women will be raped at least once in her lifetime.
Gender-based violence is a problem facing millions of women worldwide.
A United States federal court ruling this week could unleash a wave of political asylum claims from applicants who sa
When a federal court in California blocked the deportation of an undocumented Guatemalan woman this week, the case re
The 9th U.S.
An appeals court ruling has raised the possibility that Guatemalan women will be able to seek asylum in the United St
Idaho Falls Police Officer Jessica Hunt knows women are the minority in law enforcement.
In the wake of allegations that a male guard at a central Texas detention facility sexually assaulted female detainee
In mid-August in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz, the Taliban carried out a horrific sentence against two
Rigoberta Menchú Tum, the first Indigenous woman and the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize
The International Board of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom released a statement entitled "Cond