The program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates t
Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women.
Since late November, Ukrainians have assembled in the capital city to protest current government regime.
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
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If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.
A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.
Britain will give £18.5 million to Afghanistan to help more Afghan women take part in the presidential election
Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half
In a country where women's' rights are still fiercely contested, Soosan Firooz has added a strong new voice to the de
Fighting to make Bosnia-Herzegovina's constitution acknowledge women
The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen
Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
Never mind the fact that Myanmar's most famous person is a woman—Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for
The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.
The Women's Initiative Network for Peace (Win-Peace) has expressed serious concern at the continued imprisonment of h
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.
Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
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
President Dr Joyce Banda will leave the country on June 26 for Abuja Nigeria where she is expected to attend a High L
North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal
The assistant secretary general of the UN, Lakshmi Puri, made remarks on the need for women around the world to addre
Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th
The violence committed against women and girls by men is a global scourge.
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
Women and children play a major role in poverty alleviation and are expected to feature prominently in any future dev
Bangladesh has won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that high
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?
Today the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign announced its partnership with the organization Girls on the R
The slow progress stands in contrast to the government's tall claims regarding women development and empowerment &mda
When South African women marched against the discriminatory laws of Apartheid in 1956, their rally cry — &ldquo
Delana's achievement is not only outstanding but in the history of Fiji, there has never been a gold medallist at the
MONGOLIA: Thanks to the vast mineral wealth inside the region, Mongolia is now showing progress toward the reduction
Talking to APP, he said reservation of four seats for minorities in the Senate and work on 'Minorities Protection Bil
Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub