“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.”
What are the barriers to women's leadership and participation and how could they be encouraged to take up leadership
As the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn
Women's political participation in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia is to be enhanced under a new United Nations-backed p
Gender activists from East and Southern Africa have expressed shock at the backward trends in the 50/50 campaign in r
A war is raging in the eastern part of the country, once the centre stage for battles during the 10-year civil war an
The atmosphere is heavily charged with political tensions, alliances are already in the offing, expectations are h
Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.
The Women's Action for Development (WAD) has expressed disappointment in the reduction of women in the new National A
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Several hundred women, many holding aloft pictures of relatives killed by d
On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
The US and its allies cited the defense of women's rights as one of the primary reasons, after the need to root out a
Two years ago, Claudia Felizardo Armando from Mozambique applied for a job - with a difference.
As the world waits for President Barack Obama to announce next week his plan to send up to 30,000 additional U.S.
Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har
Gender activists foresee a drop in female parliamentarians after Namibia's general and presidential elections on Nove
Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondar
In honoring Zimbabwe's tenacious women protesters at the White House on Monday, President Obama gave his sharpest cri
The guns have gone silent – except for sporadic conflict in parts of the vast South Sudan region, such as th
CEDAW or the U.N.
With the possible participation of three high-profile women candidates in Brazil's 2010 presidential elections, the i
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.
To be an outspoken critic of the government brings a heavy price in Cambodia, the South-east Asian country struggling
A senior United Nations official today welcomed a recent landmark agreement with the International Criminal Police Or
"Sacan Sus Rosarios De Nuestras Ovarios!" The women, some of them bare-breasted, linked arms and chanted at
Activists have spent decades trying to get new laws passed to secure the rights of Ugandan women in the private spher
Faced with enormous debt, poverty, political instability and ongoing violence, Haiti is struggling on multiple fronts
Dozens of Afghan women protested against the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IECA) on October 7 for a
A group of women who are risking imprisonment to collect 1 million signatures on a petition demanding greater women's
When Kusum Lata, 40, decided to run for election in her village, she felt frightened.
As part of a global, multi-year research and advocacy project focused on strengthening educational and job training p
For Argentina's justice system to truly incorporate a gender perspective, more important than overcoming the male-fem
In the midst of a women's human rights mission to Honduras, August 17-21, Carrie Wilson of JASS interviewed Lidize, a
A nation of just over 2 million people in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe, Macedonia has experienced much
Female lawmaker Fatemeh Alia said on Sunday that her nomination as education minister has become certain.
Conflict and power are closely interrelated.
Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip
Tuesday night, a candidate from the opposition PakatanRakyat (People's Alliance or PR) defeated a candidate from the
For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.
Gender-based discrimination and violence against women have been identified as Achilles' heel for wom
Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions
Two women in Southeast Asia are setting the stage for regional change by bravely standing up to ruling governments.
In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,
The Sierra Leone delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has received showers
The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str
“On March 20, Kumari was accused of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, and was mercilessly beaten up and f
It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in