Riyadh al-Ashqar, spokesman of the P.A.
Displaced Iraqi female-headed families who have returned home are still experiencing major livelihood challenges, say
Women are still “mainly construed as clichés of sexual attraction to be shown on television,” Info
IN ISRAEL, MURDER OF WOMEN IN WHAT ARE REFERRED to as “killings to protect the family's honor” account fo
Since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel has demolished close to 25,000 Palestinian homes in
Last week, Euromed's Gender Equality Program (EGEP) published a report on gender equality and women's rights in Pales
The national campaign to grant women equal citizenship, allowing them to pass on their nationality to their children,
Um Ali is scared.
The hallways of a grade school were uncharacteristically silent and absent of students as they had been for months pr
"We embrace peace because we want to secure our future"
The true toll of the Iraq war is one that won't be tallied for years.
By Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar
Iranian authorities have suspended the execution by stoning of a woman convicted of adultery, the Foreign Ministry sa
The Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas on Saturday said that all Jews living in Judea and Samaria (the so-calle
The White House was quick to deny a Financial Times report two weeks ago that U.S.
“The Russian Compound...” said Jehan Dahadha, before trailing off.
The women come from all over Israel every month to pray at the Western Wall, one of Judaism's holiest sites.
The bloody wake left by the Mavi Marmara after the May 31 Israeli commando raid has not deterred 50 female activists
A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.
Around 700 Bedouin women held a protest in Jerusalem challenging the demolition of their villages by Israeli forces.
Two months ago, the State Department released its 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report (TiP Report), laying out a pictu
The monsoon floods in Pakistan have killed thousands and affected an estimated twenty million people across several p
A Lebanese aid ship aiming to reach Gaza in defiance of Israel will "probably be delayed," organisers said
It was a single word scrawled on a wall at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem that unlocked something deep inside Inb
They are hung from trees by metal chains attached to their arms and provided with plastic bags to collect their urine
It was one o'clock in the morning, and raining, when Frances's employer threw her out in the street, angry that she h
Women in Iran have resisted attempts by the Islamic theocratic regime to render them second-class citizens following
Mohamed Mostafaei was detained in Turkey because of passport problems but can apply for asylum if he wants to, the ag
Every morning the two girls wake up before dawn, row their wooden skiff out into Gaza's heavily-patrolled waters, and
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new policy on Tuesday to encourage population growth, dismissing
"Today I was again contacted after being interrogated, I was summoned through a telephone call.
Syria has forbidden the country's students and teachers from wearing the niqab -- the full Islamic veil that reveals
Hoda Gameel is 22 and one of the millions of women in Egypt thrust by need and circumstance into the world of work.
On a cold winter day, Iranian women's rights activist and journalist Fariba Davoodi Mohajer made an about-face: Havin
Over the past weeks Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been highlighting the plight of t
Anat Hoffman, leader of the Women of the Wall prayer group, was arrested at the Western Wall on Monday for holding a
Addressing a meeting of the Community of Democracies in Krakow, Poland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke of t
An Israel soldier is to face manslaughter charges for shooting dead two Palestinian women during Israel's invasion of
UNIFEM and its partner organization, the Women's Information Center, have organized a series of meetings in cooperati
In one of the more prominent of a series of recent rape scandals in Kurdish dominated southeastern Turkey, at least f
Women's legal status is weak in patriarchal Palestinian society.
August marks Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud's fifth year as king of Saudi Arabia, a good moment to assess reforms i
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed by reliable sources of the imminent execution of Ms.
The Iranian judiciary should immediately halt plans to execute Zeynab Jalalian and other Kurdish dissidents, Human Ri
When Iranian girls go out these days, their friends warn them they face trouble if they are wearing makeup or are fas
Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian journalist and prominent human rights activist, was arrested on June 10th by Intelligenc
An aid ship transporting medical supplies to Gaza will leave Lebanon in the coming days with dozens of women activist
The head of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is in Georgia to help female internally displaced