“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.”
Rwanda is the first country in the world where women outnumber men in parliament, with women occupying 45 out of 80 s
Next Friday, the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum (FFRP) will celebrate 15 years of existence and, if the news confer
Last month, the first woman ever was convicted of genocide.
The United Nations on Friday named two Congolese Army colonels who appear to be blocking an investigation of soldiers
Seventeen years ago last Sunday, the Rwandan genocide came to a bloody end.
The European Union will provide $3.5m to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agre
Tungsten, gold and other minerals used in consumer electronics come from all over the world, but one troubled African
A military spokesman said Col Nyiragire "Kifaru" Kulimushi gave himself up with more than 150 of his fighte
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
The latest UN Women report released on Wednesday, in New York, once again positions Rwanda as the country with the hi
The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women.
How does Europe compare with sub-Saharan Africa in terms of women's rights?
Washington - The United States said on Wednesday it was "gravely disturbed" about the mass rape of women in
After being raped by government troops, women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo face the further pain and h
Three groups of armed militia could have committed crimes against humanity when they raped at least 387 people in the
The latest UN Women report released yesterday in New York, once again, positions Rwanda as the country with the highe
A UN investigation into serious human rights violations perpetrated in Walikale territory, North Kivu, where more tha
Some 248 women said they were raped by soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Sud-Kivu province last month, l
This report by the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) relates to the attacks on civilians by a coaliti
Rwanda National Police (RNP) will begin conducting special training for female police officers to promote women parti
"The soldiers were calling 'dinner, dinner, dinner'.
The lingering effects of the 1994 Rwandan genocide continue to be felt among the country's children, particularly the
The United Nations Refugee Agency reported this month that 170 women were raped during a raid on a village by an arme
UN Women together with the City of Kigali launched a project aimed at promoting the rights of working women and girls
The number of reported victims of a recent mass rape campaign by gunmen in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has r
Sixty-five-year-old Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, who has been sentenced to life in prison, has been described as a tyrant a
A report released by the Gender Monitoring Office, shows that women massively participated in the just concluded loca
The envoy spearheading United Nations efforts to combat sexual violence during conflicts has strongly condemned the m
Aid workers are investigating reports that at least 60 women have been raped near the eastern Democratic Republic of
The UN says it is sending a team to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to investigate allegations of rape.
The Minister of Justice, Tharcisse Karugarama has said that violence against women and girls in African countries is
November is hot in Congo. Every month is hot in Congo.
On Monday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned from a whirlwind tour through Zambia, Ethiopia and Tanzania, o
An old woman had died.
Violence starts in the mind, so we have to start by changing the minds of men and women all over the world." Nob
The price of womanhood came brutally to Odette, born in a wartorn country often dubbed "the rape capital of the
She sits in the shade of a tree with half a dozen of other women; most of them were raped during the genocide that ki
Two long years after charges of “sexual misconduct” were leveled against the Indian peacekeepers deployed
Iman Obeidi became famous in March when she burst into the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli and accused Libyan forces of raping
Five years after the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) revised its laws against sexual and gender-based violence (SG
Have you ever imagined what internally displaced persons go through?
In Eastern Congo, rape can be an act of war or revenge, or a response to extreme poverty, ignorance and fear.
A new report has rekindled debate on whether the Rwandan government "betrayed" women who were raped during
After curving through miles of Quebec's countryside, the road to Montebello arrives at an enormous log cabin along th
In early April, when 14-year-old Amina said her rapist had been arrested and would stand trial, the reporter intervie
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the June 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (M