“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.”
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women.
Washington - The United States said on Wednesday it was "gravely disturbed" about the mass rape of women in
Amidst the demands for democratic change across the Middle East and North Africa, the United States is now confronted
There was no field manual to consult, no military doctrine to guide the way.
Through intimate stories and details, former U.S.
This paper draws on discussions from The Institute for Inclusive Security's 12th Annual Colloquium “Across Conf
Over the next five years, more than a quarter of a million Congolese will benefit from assistance aimed at preventing
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women kicked off 16 Days of Activism, an international
The abuse of women has been going on for centuries and it is often the case that a woman is killed before the problem
Rose Mapendo felt ready to die after being kept at a death camp for eight months in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
What does the financial reform package recently signed into law in the US have to do with preventing mass rape in Afr
South African "Rape-aXe" -- Female Condom with Internal Ribs -- was Created to Prevent Rape
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
Obama earlier this week signed the most widely co-sponsored Africa-specific law in U.S. history.
Rape in wartime is a scar on modern society that must be stamped out by ending impunity and changing men's attitudes
The headquarters building here is undergoing renovations.
Addressing the Commission on the Status of Women's fifty-fourth session this afternoon, Deputy Secretary-General Asha
Afghan women walk past a guesthouse damaged a day after the suicide attacks in Kabul, 27 Feb. 2010
International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March eighth.
What do women fishing, school building and better farming skills have to do with U.S. national security?
On this International Women's Day, it is fitting that we reflect upon United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that full empowerment of women requires expanding economic opportun
Shelley Anderson is an old colleague with an inspiring track record in gender work. We see things very much alike.
Nearly ten years after the adoption by the UN Security Council of its groundbreaking resolution on Women, Peace and S
In October this year, the United Nations will commemorate the tenth anniversary of an important, but inadequately rec
At the end of September 2009, two sharply contrasting events coincided: the United States Secretary of State Hillary
Momentum is building to eliminate the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world—viole
Violence against women and girls is a virulent form of abuse and discrimination that transcends race, class and natio
Despite the remarkable progress of women in many professions, politics is not one of them.
As leaders in civil society, particularly during and following violent conflict, women are critical players in peace
Refugees - often forced from their homes with nothing but the clothes on their back, then confined in camps and depen
“Peacekeeping economies” have not been subject to much analysis of either their economic or socio-cultura
United Nations (UN) peacekeeping is in high demand. With a 400 percent increase in the number of peacekeeping
This report is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout the
This volume documents UNFPA's experience addressing many forms of violence against women.
Truth commissions (TCs) are formed to investigatehuman rights violations that occur during armedconflict or under rep
Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk
Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.
Since the end of the Cold War, civil wars (intrastate conflicts) have come to dominate the international landscape.
This report was commissioned by the Netherlands Special Programme on WID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) of the N