“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.”
Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai'i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called f
Marshall Islands is suing the US and eight other nuclear-armed nations over a failure to disarm.
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclu
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
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
They are victims of a conflict which ended decades ago.
Afghanistan has its first female police chief after appointing an officer with 25 years experience to head a district
Aside from ushering in hitherto unprecedented changes, the Arab Spring also brought to the fore an unsaid aspect &mda
ZAHLEH, LEBANON — Fear, confusion and a lack of information are preventing many Syrian refugees in Lebanon from
Many were randomly scattered by Tamil Tiger rebels in the final months before their defeat.
This is the case in the autonomous region of Bougainville in the east of the country, where disarmament remains elusi
Women members of civil society groups clad in black shirts and holding bananas staged a protest-rally in front of the
Governments and companies around the world should stop signing new contracts with arms suppliers such as the Russian
The United States described Moscow's latest arms sale to Syria as "reprehensible" after a rights group repo
The Lebanese army seized a ship last weekend carrying three containers filled with weapons reportedly intended for Sy
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
In an impassioned plea for peace, twenty-two women's organizations in South Korea make their case for a better world
Dalit Baum has found an effective strategy to discourage multinational corporations from doing business in the Israel
This week Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new, stricter sanction
Nahid Hoseini and Golaleh Kamangar, two exiled Kurdish women fighting for their homeland.
More policies and programmes must address the needs of female-headed households in Sri Lanka's former conflict zone,
Nepal's efforts to help conflict-affected women and girls gain a stronger footing in society may not be enough for th
The Sri Lankan government has released all the former female combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberati
Right through our one hour interview, she kept twitching her fingers nervously.
In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.
In June 2010 a brawl in the southern capital of Osh sparked four days of clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz.
On December 25, a female suicide bomber, not more than 18 years of age, blew herself up killing at least 47 people an
Nepal´s development partners have expressed readiness to continue their support to the peace building process i
An Iraqi Kurdish woman activist has said on Wednesday that the minimization of weapons among citizens have curtailed
Sixteen years after Burma's military regime reached a ceasefire deal with the country's second largest rebel group, t
The government is formulating two action plans with an objective to address the woes of those women and children who
Valmathi Jegadas is a different sort of mine clearer to the testosterone-fuelled explosives specialists portrayed in
Only fifteen of nearly four hundred persons, most of them women, were allowed to witness before Sri Lanka's Lessons L
Former female Maoist combatants in Nepal are facing a new fight - reintegrating into their communities and returning
Scores of former Maoist combatants, including women, were released from UN supervised camps today in Nepal's Chitwan
In some ways, the problem is pure maths.
Attracted by loud bickering, a small group of people surround a rickshaw near a market in Islamabad.
The southwest Pacific islands of Bougainville were devastated by a violent civil war between local groups and the Pap
It has been six years since the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimouslyadopted Resolution 1325 and five year
Dr. Cynthia Maung has undergone a dramatic transformation.
It has been twelve years since I came to America. From here, I look back upon a childhood consumed by war.
UN-INSTRAW is pleased to announce the launching of a three-week virtual dialogue to strengthen the analysis and repli