“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.”
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r
A group of prominent Iranian women's rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for
Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s
Female authors and books on women's issues have a hard time finding publishers and buyers in the Kurdistan Region, wr
Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th
Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous
“Wahhabist fighters have called the rape as ‘Jihad al-Nikah,' assuming women and girl as war prisoners, a
A constitutional body in Iran has ruled that women cannot run in presidential elections scheduled for June 14.
The Syrian uprising has given the Muslim Brotherhood a chance to emerge as an integral part of the opposition.
Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place
The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Friday appointed Yael Andorn to be the next Finance Ministry director-general.
In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se
At least 13 Tunisian girls reportedly travelled to rebel-held Northern Syria to offer themselves as sex workers to op
The first thing Syrian-American activist Rania Kisar does when she crosses the border into Syria, is go shopping.
The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha
Another Islamic cleric has gone public to announce a fatwa that permits US-backed FSA rebels to rape non-Sunni women
Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.
Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva
This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w
Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l
The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.
Hivos welcomes the establishment of the Syrian Women's Forum for Peace (SWFP), which aims to strengthen the role of S
In March 2004, President George W.
Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab
Along the border of Israel and Lebanon, female peacekeepers are playing a vital role in the United Nations unit that
Israel has detained more than 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967, the Palestinian Minister of Women's Affairs said o
Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and
A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanit
Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introduc
The tit-for-tat kidnappings of more than 140 people have provoked fears of expanded sectarian conflict in Syria's nor
A senior U.N.
Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra
The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co
Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil
As if the war which drove them out of Syria and the hardships of exile were not enough, refugee women and children in
Among chaos in neighboring Syria and increasing refugees fleeing to Iraq, many Iraqi women are fighting to stop bruta
For years, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Northern Iraq has struggled to fight violence against women in
While parliamentarians discuss a new electoral law to govern the 2013 parliamentary elections, women politicians are
Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,
The Syrian government is arming and training Syrian women to fight for President Bashar al-Assad, putting it ahead of
Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip
In Jordan, hundreds of Syrian females have been affected by an informal trade that has sprung up since the start of t
An Arab woman who's been toiling on the fringes of Israeli politics for nearly two decades has broken out of obscurit
Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.
Ten female soldiers from Malaysia are expected in Lebanon on Tuesday to serve for six months with the Malaysian conti