“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.”
As well as preventing sexual violence, assisting survivors of sexual violence in conflict has been a big theme at the
Indonesia has underscored the need for the international community to take concrete steps to put an end to violence a
A 100-page set of guidelines for the legal protection of the rights of women and children was launched by the Ministr
MANILA – “We are ready to share our experiences in the hopes of inspiring similar stories of success for
The Khmer Rouge have been blamed for many horrors in Cambodia, but until relatively recently the regime's use of sexu
Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that
A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and gir
Savoen still wakes up screaming, reliving the evening she and about 30 other women were dragged to a forest by Khmer
All UK partners delivering humanitarian aid to the Philippines are now required to assess the risk of violence agains
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt
Participants at the Myanmar Women's Forum 2013 held from September 20 to 22 in Yangon.
Rape jokes, such as the one recently made by comedian Vice Ganda, are more than just ill-advised humor and reflect Ph
The G8 Foreign Ministers noted that since President Thein Sein took office, Myanmar has made great steps towards demo
The rape and sexual harassment of three stateless Rohingya Muslim women caused last week's deadly brawl between Burme
A senior United Nations official today welcomed the recent decision by Cambodia's genocide tribunal to annul a previo
Ma-Ubin residents said riot police incited the violence that led to rioting in the Irrawaddy Delta township on Tuesda
In the past five months nine civilians were killed and fourteen injured in Kachin State as a result of Burmese milita
At least 13 women, including teenagers, have been subjected to prolonged rape by Burmese security forces in a remote
Sixty-six Christian churches have been burnt down in Kachin state since the conflict erupted in June 2011, according
Nhem Sreyda feels fortunate that she is still able to see after being doused with acid by her ex-husband in 2012.
The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending v
The president of Medecins Sans Frontieres pressed Papua New Guinea's new government to address its epidemic levels of
For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the
Sok Samith told of her Vietnamese friend impregnated by rape, forced to work in shackles and then sent to prison wher
The attack, in September 2011, left the 50-year-old mother of three with no right eye, 50 percent vision in the left
To bring attention to the intolerable trade, “Never Again!” recounts the stories of several victims and i
Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo
That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.
The punishment that she and other women in her position received is hard to justify, or even discuss, she says.
Authorities in the Philippines are reporting a sharp uptick in the number of gender-based violence cases over the las
The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia's parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention o
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Stakeholders from the various sectors in the province gathered last March 19 at the Institute of Peace and Developmen
Last week, a young woman from the Karen ethnic minority in Burma reported being “beaten, drugged, and sexually
Myanmar and its army are continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, namely in ethnic areas with on
18 January 2012 – Representatives from the United Nations and South-east Asian nations have teamed up to explor
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The Burmese army has been following a policy of systematically raping women and girls to subjugate the country's rebe
Within the 8-month long armed conflict against ethnic groups in Shan and Kachin States, Burma Army soldiers have rape
Today the U.S.
“I was terrified.
The hostilities between the Burmese military and ethnic Kachin get worse every day and the abuses are much worse than
Three Chinese women were gang-raped Friday by Burmese soldiers under Burma Army's Military Operation Command-3 (MOC-3
Human rights activists are reporting an increased incidence of rape against Kachin women in areas of recent military
Reports emerged last week from Kachin and Shan States that rape is still being used as a tactic by the Burmese army t