With the Pacific region having one of the lowest numbers of women in parliament and local government the scheduled el
In the last few days, while the world has been overwhelmed by the flow of information about atrocities committed by I
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
“EMPOWERMENT to women around our region is something I feel is very important because we have the lowest rate o
April, Syeda Ghazala made headlines in Pakistan, becoming the first female to head a major police station in restive
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari
More women should play instrumental roles in determining the country's defense and diplomatic policies, MKs said at a
Prominent women-leaders from the Central-West region of Western province excelled to greater heights in knowledge and
As ongoing tensions and what has been called “the politics of hate” rises to a critical point today follo
The state government has reinforced its commitment to reducing violence.
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
Women in Syria have been arbitrarily arrested and detained, physically abused, harassed, and tortured during Syria's
Human rights situation in Afghanistan has lost ground in key areas during first six month of 2014, increasing uncerta
AUTHORITIES will crack down on forced marriages, female genital mutilation and the abuse of migrant spouses under a n
The Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit that took place in London Between 10 – 13 June 2014 was a great p
Inclusion of women in society indicates stability, and a stable Afghanistan will lead to greater international securi
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Nepal to appoint more female peacekeepers so as to make UN peacekeeping mi
The gender audit in peace building programme conducted in 10 districts from March-May 2014 states that the victims of
"We are at the end of a long, open and consultative process anchored by the UN Open Working Group.
40 participants from Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu will gradua
Although Nepal met the objective of increased women´s participation in the ongoing peace building and state res
The report said Myanmar has no female township administrators and just 0.11 percent of ward and village-tract adminis
Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba
A senior U.N.
Forty police officers in Fiji have completed a workshop on human rights and gender.
The European Union has called on the Government of Pakistan to take stronger action to ensure the protection of the r
Brazil's national volleyball team beat Iran 3-2 at Tehran's Azadi stadium June 15 in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
As well as preventing sexual violence, assisting survivors of sexual violence in conflict has been a big theme at the
Millions of Afghans have cast their votes in a presidential run-off to elect a successor to Hamid Karzai, who has bee
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
The radical changes in the Arab world mean women's rights groups face the major challenge of campaigning for both equ
Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.
Indonesia has underscored the need for the international community to take concrete steps to put an end to violence a
A 100-page set of guidelines for the legal protection of the rights of women and children was launched by the Ministr
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 June) –The lead convener in the Global Campaign on Women, Peace and Security dubbed
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
There is only so much sexual violence against women I can watch before the knot in my gut and roar in my throat force
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In the early days of Syria's uprising, many women called on men not to ta
We awoke one morning in Kabul to the sound of not-too-distant explosions, marking the start to the fighting season.
MANILA – “We are ready to share our experiences in the hopes of inspiring similar stories of success for
The United States government has recognised Bougainville women for their contribution to peace building before, durin
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting women at Sunday's celebrations for the inauguration
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
Women from around the region are in Fiji to learn how to influence social change, and to take that influence beyond t