“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.”
Founded three years ago, the Latin American Consortium of Women's Funds consists of seven women's funds in the Latin
A significant new law specifically linking violence against women with firearms possession was passed by the Colombia
A narrow hallway leads to a makeshift wooden counter where a shelf displays a few empty beer cans and
On Thursday, a Bulawayo magistrate set aside a ruling on a case against the leaders of the Women of Z
For many years we have been witnessing women being prevented to participate in the electoral process both as voters a
A record number of over 100 newly-trained women police officers, making up two-thirds of the cadets c
The Fifth Congress of the Women's League of Burma was held in a liberated area near the Thai-Burma bo
Thousands of young women living in a part of Pakistan once considered the country's most idyllic tourist destination
Gender desk officer of the ministry of social welfare, gender and children's affairs in the southern
With the three administrations of Governor D.S.P Alameiseigha, Vice President, Goodluck Jonathan and
The United Nations human rights office in Nepal deplored the brutal murder of a female journalist who was hacked to d
Women integrated in female organisations of the civil society Wednesday spoke of the need for valoris
The United Nations has urged Nepal to end the practice of sending young girls from indigenous families to work in pri
The case against human rights activist Jestina Mukoko and her eight other co-accused was once again p
Members of the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) in Suva are rallying together to convene a peace vigil to a
In the lead up to the 2007 national elections in Papua New Guinea, women's participation in electoral processes is st
Bad news for women: of the eight women running for mayor in Mozambique's municipal elections held on Nov.
On 22 November 2008, the United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Antananarivo, together with the UN Club and the
Only a handful of women are running in Mozambique's municipal elections scheduled for Nov. 19.
UNDP is targeting the National Parliament in Timor-Leste in a renewed bid to ensure that Asia's newest state is groun
The northern region of Diana is known for the beautiful beaches of the Nosy-Be district and the scent of fields of yl
The ink was barely dry on the power-sharing agreement signed by Zimbabwe's main political parties on Sep.
As a girl, Laura Pina was not expected to slave in the kitchen simply by virtue of her gender.
Nearly a third of candidates in Angola's upcoming parliamentary elections are female, thanks to a new quota imposed b
In a fraught coincidence, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be chairing a United Nations Security Council sess
Thanks to the efforts of Dr.
Ten-year conflict between armed Islamists and the civil army continue victimizing Algerian women in extreme ways.
In Mozambique NIMD supports a training project to encourage women to take an active role in politics.
Women in the Pacific continue to face adverse challenges despite national and regional commitments to addressing gend
Recognizing that change doesn't happen through ideas alone, AWID invited the 2005 Forum participants to submit grant
An interview with Suraiya Kamaruzzaman, a human rights activist and one of the founders of Flower Aceh, the first wom
In Algeria, women drive trains, hold positions as judges and make up the majority of students.
Her face is swollen, her eyes are red and her nightdress is torn in places.
Women who oppose Robert Mugabe's regime in Zimbabwe are suffering increasing violence and repression, a study says.
Lebanese-born photographer Rania Matar, who currently lives in the United States, frequently travels back to her nati
In this tradition-bound nation scarred by a brutal Islamist-led civil war that killed more than 100,000, a quiet revo
Women in Fiji will benefit from Australian efforts to reduce gender disparities in developing countries, under a new
An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on Algeria to take concrete measures against the gender
Things have changed in this region of southeastern Madagascar since Moana Essa Raseta became the first woman governor
The 200,000 dead and 8,000 disappeared of Algeria's long civil war were almost all men.
Women who have fled Burma to escape what they describe as systematic violence against women by the military have band
It has been three years since the report ''License to Rape" exposed to the world how troops of the Burmese milit
As Iraqis meet to talk about creating an interim authority to govern their country, they will need to overcome divisi
"In a Dark Time", a documentary film about sexual abuse in Zimbabwe perpertrated by pro-government militia,
UAMBA, 27 February 2003 (IRIN) - "I came here to the quartering area to try and find my husband, the father of m