“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.”
One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur
The situation in northern Lebanon has made a turn for the worse during the last couple of weeks, after several outbre
At the recently concluded OpenForum, held in Cape Town South Africa, I was asked to speak to the question of whether
Religious views do not stand in opposition to women's rights in the Arab world, says a survey of men and women from a
Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t
As a way of training young girls' leadership experiences, Nyagatare Secondary School administration has opened a &quo
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time, following
The Regional Women's Lobby (RLW), a network of women from seven countries in the Western Balkans, organized a roundta
The testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.
This joint report by ICTJ and the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM-Papua) provides important ins
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
There are no court houses in Kalonge health district, a region home to more than 130,000 people, high in the hills ab
Unlike her Muslim compatriots, Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot
The MDC Women's Assembly has celebrated the resilience shown by women to fight off socio-economic hardships caused by
The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee has urged the government
Last week, forty members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA).
Egypt's first ever democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will make history in another way: by appointing a
It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing
Any individual, non-governmental organization, group or network may submit communications (complaints/appeals/petitio
ZANU PF and the two main MDC parties have agreed controversial new plans to establish a bloated Parliament with close
Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip
At least 43 vulnerable women in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District have successfully completed a nine month training cours
On Monday, a victim recounted to International Criminal Court (ICC) judges how she was sexually assaulted in front of
Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit
On 25 June 2012, the Security Council held an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Armed Conflict.
A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Zainab Hawa Bangura, currently the Minister of Health and Sanitation of S
I would like to situate my ideas within the geo-political context of the popular uprisings that continue to take plac
Recent efforts to develop and implement progressive models of transitional justice have been significantly influenced
Just over a week ago, the very first Dialogue for Action Africa was held in Libreville, Gabon.
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
If new elections are held, Fatema Khafagy will not be sorry to see the months-old Islamist parliament go.
What does birth control have anything to do with reducing global emissions?
Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering explore rape within the U.S.
Abdolfattah Soltani, a well-known Iranian lawyer who co-founded an organization that defends the rights of women, min
Transparency Rwanda (TR) has cautioned banks and other employers to desist from asking for sexual favours from women
The Minister of Works and Transport, Erkki Nghimtina, has called on the youth to condemn acts of violence agains
“Rio what?” asks Saba Khan, 25, married and the mother of two young daughters, only able to catch the fir
The New Democratic Party of Canada introduced a motion to the House of Commons to make Canada a leader in ending sexu
Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag
Women are discriminated against in most societies.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue