The aspirations to achieve peace and reconciliation in Colombia were at the center of proposals in three regional for
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
40 participants from Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu will gradua
NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
Northeast India comprises the contiguous Eight States—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Na
So much has been said about it, so many small and international-scale conferences have been held in big salons, and s
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
The women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
By breaking their silence, and documenting the outrages committed, local communities in Kachin are defending themselv
Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon.
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
Liberia's national police force (LNP) has begun an intensive recruitment program across the country aimed at women.
Two ladies, one in red, the other in blue — that two iconic early images of Turkey's uprising flashed around th
The violence committed against women and girls by men is a global scourge.
The Solomon Islands, a developing island nation in the south-west Pacific Islands, has one of the highest urbanisatio
In a protest action organised by Avaaz.org and Sonke Gender Justice Network, gender equality activists from across Ca
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
One of Fatou Bensouda‘s missions as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is to make ra
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an
With the emergence of conflicts following the 2007 post election violence, it is unlikely that Kenya will attain the
Security forces in Iraq have arrested Eman ”Dakhiliya”, who run one of the worse trafficking chains in Ba
Leaders of 15 Pacific Island nations have pledged to remove barriers to women's economic empowerment, end violence ag
Four recent cases of women slain allegedly at the hand of either a husband or father have prompted women and human ri
The punishment that she and other women in her position received is hard to justify, or even discuss, she says.
The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia's parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention o
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo
The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern
A new partnership between the EU and UN Women set up to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations on their