“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.”
The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
CAIRO - In years past, when conservative members of Egypt's parliament spoke out to demand reversing the rights of wo
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
The Arab revolutions are beginning to destroy the cliché of an Arab world incapable of democratic transformati
At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be
Nawara Belal dreamt of an Egypt where men and women stood side-by-side.
The headquarters building here is undergoing renovations.
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
Shelley Anderson is an old colleague with an inspiring track record in gender work. We see things very much alike.
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