“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.”
Riyadh al-Ashqar, spokesman of the P.A.
Last week, Lebanese women's rights activists launched a 16-day campaign to push parliament to pass new legislation to
A pioneering research project and report commissioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government on honour-based violence w
The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highl
As Kurdistan is fast progressing, becoming democratized and westernized, it faces serious difficulties with its conse
IN ISRAEL, MURDER OF WOMEN IN WHAT ARE REFERRED to as “killings to protect the family's honor” account fo
Dozens of women were arrested en masse in Urfa during their march against gender-based violence and for the protectio
Continued militancy has taken the life of a woman in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh while others have been wound
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
Each night before she goes to sleep, Umm Shekar checks to make sure her pistol is loaded and tucks it beneath her mat
"If you had to choose between saving a girl's life or enabling her to go to school, which would you do first?&qu
A prominent human rights group has expressed "grave concerns" that Iran will soon execute a women sentenced
Facing arrest, her lawyer, Mohammad Mostafaei, fled to Norway via Turkey, where he was briefly detained.
Amnesty International criticized the TV “confession” of an Iranian woman on Wednesday night in which Saki
Dozens of Palestinian women and children were rendered homeless after the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) demolish
The female Palestinian prisoners of Al-Damon prison have called on the International Red Cross to put pressure on the
An Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning says Tehran is trying to confuse the media so it can execute her in se
In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, the woman whose sentence of death by stoning triggered an international
Sporting a long blue dress and white headscarf, Umm Omar barely blinks as she whips out a pistol in her garden.
The Lebanese Parliament should adopt proposed domestic abuse legislation as soon as possible, UN representatives urge
In a room thousands of miles from her prison cell in northeastern Iran, the fear that has gripped Sakineh Mohammadi A
In London, campaigners protested against "medievalism and barbarity" Hundreds of people have held rallies a
Three women and a child from one family were killed and six others wounded when gunmen attacked a house near the city
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
Iran needs to take all feasible precautions to spare civilians at risk of serious harm from artillery bombardment and
A UN report on Iraq shows human rights in the country remain a cause for concern, in spite of improvements in securit
It is clearly stated in Article 5 of the U.N.
An Israel soldier is to face manslaughter charges for shooting dead two Palestinian women during Israel's invasion of
In one of the more prominent of a series of recent rape scandals in Kurdish dominated southeastern Turkey, at least f
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed by reliable sources of the imminent execution of Ms.
Since 2002, the International Women's Peace Service in Palestine (IWPS-Palestine) has been documenting and non-violen
Narges Mohammadi, an Iranian journalist and prominent human rights activist, was arrested on June 10th by Intelligenc
A significant number of girls and women in Iraqi Kurdistan suffer female genital mutilation (FGM) and its destructive
Noa Raz, a young woman waiting to board a bus, was recently attacked by a man because her arm bore the imprints of te
Almost seven years after Naila Farhat, 20, became another victim of an acid throwing attack by a spurned suitor, she
On the third anniversary of the stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad to death in public and in condemnation of all forms of v
At a landmark conference held recently in Ramallah in the occupied Palestinian territory, delegates were told of docu
Nahla*, aged 30, from Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, said she was physically and mentally abused for more than
Today, International Women's Day, marks the economic, social and political achievements of women.
In the first part of my research-based article on titled 'Iran: Clerics or pimps', readers must have already learnt a
Iraqi security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda operative suspected of recruiting women to carry out suicide
The socio-economic impact of the ongoing conflict and the comprehensive closure regime on the Palestinian population
"My life is rubbish, but what can I do?
More than three million Iraqi men have been killed in the Iraq War since 2003, leaving behind nearly 740,000 widows a
Numerous women's rights campaigners, female journalists and relatives are being arrested and persecuted as authoritie