“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 the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn
‘Give peace a chance' may just be another cliché for many, but for women who have suffered the ravages o
Women's political participation in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia is to be enhanced under a new United Nations-backed p
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
Gender activists from East and Southern Africa have expressed shock at the backward trends in the 50/50 campaign in r
A Western Sahara activist expelled by Morocco has been allowed to return from Spain after maintaining a hunger strike
The UN Security Council faces a Srebrenica moment when it votes on December 21st to renew the mandate for MONUC, its
The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful
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.
Why are you raping us and raping kids? If you cannot propose, come to us women, we will connect you.
The Women's Action for Development (WAD) has expressed disappointment in the reduction of women in the new National A
"When the tenth man finished raping me they said they were going to rape my daughter.
Women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing increasingly brutal sexual assaults and the
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
According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year's highly contested presidential election an es
Women often bear the brunt of poverty and human rights abuses; but as activists they use these roles to trigger posit
A landmark UN treaty on women's rights, which will be 30 years old next week, is in danger of being politically under
The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have
The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus
Cases of gender-based sexual violence are higher in the Great Lakes region than any other part of the world, regional
Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 November.
Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 Novem
Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki
Thirty years after an international treaty banning discrimination against women came into force, women and girls are
“It is important to build bridges, not only to connect different government ministries or women's organizations
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the
Many Iraqi women refugees, sheltered temporarily in Syria, bear the scars and trauma of extreme violence suffered in
Two years ago, Claudia Felizardo Armando from Mozambique applied for a job - with a difference.
Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,
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
Guinean soldiers raped at least 100 women during a crackdown on protesters in September, a human righ
Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili
This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international communit
Following the chain of events that leads to something good is almost as inspirational as the good thing itself.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres stressed on Wednesday that his agency was fully committed t
The United Nations announced Tuesday $10.5 million in new grants to bolster international efforts to end violence aga
In honoring Zimbabwe's tenacious women protesters at the White House on Monday, President Obama gave his sharpest cri