“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.”
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari
Gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidi
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
24 June 2014 – With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifyi
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on vi
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
Pressure on the Sudanese government to release Meriam Ibrahim stepped up on Monday with a formal complaint against au
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In Sri Lanka, formerly friendly neighbours threatened two women with rap
Kavita Krishnan is a central leader of the Communist Party of India―Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) and editor of its
A coalition of civil society groups, human rights activists and other good spirited Nigerians led by Women for Peace
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations pledges UAE's continued financial and psychological support
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina has reiterated the commitment of the Present Admin
Rewind twenty years—Rwanda, 1994.
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hill
Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don't have it.
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent wo
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that
If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.
Next month in Geneva, rebels will sit down to talk to representatives of President Bashar al-Assad's government about
With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations
Morocco aims to toss part of its penal code allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, lawmakers told Al Ja
The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
The issue of sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and crisis has been featured prominently among scholars, or
In the Solomon Islands in the south-west Pacific, where two in three of the estimated female population of 252,000 ha
Half a million women were raped during the Rwandan genocide.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he would be supporting the draf
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
Thirteen years after the U.N.
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
Fifty Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) officers yesterday concluded a two-day course on "prevention and response to c
A mother of a three year old baby identified as Kadiatu Momoh Sheriff, a resident of Mobi Village in Sierra Leone has
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
Hundreds of women Thursday marched along the streets of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, to protest against an i
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr