“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.”
The situation in northern Lebanon has made a turn for the worse during the last couple of weeks, after several outbre
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
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time, following
This joint report by ICTJ and the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM-Papua) provides important ins
Unlike her Muslim compatriots, Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot
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
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
Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip
A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive
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.
Abdolfattah Soltani, a well-known Iranian lawyer who co-founded an organization that defends the rights of women, min
Major improvements to women's rights in Bahrain has lead to greater equality in the country's courts, said Her Royal
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
On a trip to Mumbai a few months ago, we went to the south to see the sights and enjoy a bit of the other Mumbai &nda
LSE's Dr Marsha Henry questions whether the deployment of female Indian peacekeepers is evidence of gendered succ
Women members of civil society groups clad in black shirts and holding bananas staged a protest-rally in front of the
It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable to be female or foreign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, birthplace of the January
Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo
Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday
Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) will launch its first gender audit report at a special event in Honiara
Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current confli
Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says
That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.
The birth of a girl, so goes a popular Hindu saying, is akin to the arrival of Lakshmi - the four-armed goddess of we
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Four Cambodian women imprisoned for protesting their eviction from the land where their
It's good to have heroes.
Afghan Women's Network formed by Afghan women in exile is an independent advocacy platform for Afghan women's human r
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "massacred" about 100 people, including many women and children,
Kofi Annan, the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted that his peace plan is failing and that
International Security Assistance Force commander U.S. Marine Gen. John R.
With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from
Ten years ago Laila* got married to a man from her hometown of Dera'a in Syria, expecting a happy life.
After four years of intense work, the 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA) missed a May 27 deadline to adopt a new co
A week ago somewhere in the Gilbert Camp area, another young woman's life had been taken as result of violence, viole
The punishment that she and other women in her position received is hard to justify, or even discuss, she says.
The attacks follow the same scenario.
Governments and companies around the world should stop signing new contracts with arms suppliers such as the Russian
New parliamentarian Aung Sang Suu Kyi spoke of development, gender equality and the future of Myanmar's constitution