“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.”
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, beg
Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
The situation has been very tense at Panzi Hospital since the assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege that forc
“What about the women who were raped who were depending on Dr.
A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynecologist said on Tuesday he is too scared to return to his native Congo after a
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab
Concluding a four-day visit to Mali, a top United Nations human rights official today cited ongoing abuses in the nor
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
This paper focuses on Africa's Great Lakes region, where levels of displacement have been chronically high by any sta
(Goma) – M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are responsible for widespread war crimes, includin
The challenges facing women and children with disabilities are the focus of the annual Conference of States Parties f
Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines
Women in Israel have very different views on what the basic threats against their security are, depending on factors
A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory
The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh
Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy
No one wants to go to war.
Suleman Khan demanded justice from the tribal elders.
Syrian women and girls coming to Lebanon are at increased risk of multiple forms of violence due to generalized insec
Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
(WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
The government of Mali on Wednesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate atrocities attribu
When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
Shanta Chaudhary was eight years old when her parents sold her into effective slavery for $75, sending her to scrub,
Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the “giving
The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc
Transparency Rwanda (TR) has cautioned banks and other employers to desist from asking for sexual favours from women
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue
Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo
Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current confli
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
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "massacred" about 100 people, including many women and children,
On 22 April 2012, Sudanese judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced to death by stoning a young woman accused of Zina (adul