“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 issue of women's rights was used as a political tool by the government and other entities in 2010, according to a
In Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping is considered an old tradition.
In late December, Turkmenistan is due to submit a regular report to the United Nations on how it is meeting its oblig
It has been said that the conditions of women and children reflect the state of affairs of that country.
Riyadh al-Ashqar, spokesman of the P.A.
A French envoy on Saturday described the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo as a "shipwr
Nairobi/Khartoum - A human rights watchdog has called on Sudan to end the practice of lashing and refrain from arrest
The Karen are one of the largest ethnic groups in Burma, with a population estimated to be around 7 million.
Khartoum, Sudan -- A YouTube video of Sudanese police officers laughing as they publicly flogged a pleading, fleeing
The three Somali women sat huddled together in a corner of an empty, dusty room in a camp for displaced people in nor
The whole world was shocked after a video was leaked on you tube last week showing a Sudanese woman being lashed at A
A JOINT study by Fiji School of Medicine and the World Health Organisation revealed that majority of women who are vi
The analysis of the current context in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) makes obvious the existing persistence
Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob
The International Criminal Court, the first permanent tribunal set up to prosecute individuals for genocide, war crim
According to statistics, roughly 5.5 million unsafe abortions are performed annually in Africa and the deaths from th
Despite Government efforts against human rights abuses in eastern Chad over the past two years, problems persist, inc
The Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and the Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights (ZADHR) recently conclu
I remember when I was a small child and in middle of the night and early hours of the morning I heard a cry, a scream
Raped and deported from Angola along with thousands of many others, a group of 339 Congolese women remain without ass
SENATOR for Beitbridge constituency, Cde Tambudzani Mohadi, has launched the Zimbabwe Republic Police chapter of the
So the 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence (GBV) comes around again.
Since arriving in Cape Town five years ago, Erina Manyene (not her real name) has eked out a meagre living picking up
A local NGO has said it would distribute 5,000 books designed to increase awareness of laws and services related to r
4 women have been killed in protests/for participating in the resistance: Wendy Avila and Olga Osiris Ucles were both
THIRTY-TWO year-old Chipo Banda (not her real name) has lost count of the number of times she has had to lie to expla
The gendered status of the HIV and AIDS pandemic is obvious when we look at countless statistics showing that more wo
Twenty-five years ago an Afghan girl with green eyes haunted the cover of National Geographic.
Amnesty International takes the opportunity of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to joi
All the way from North to Southern Africa rapists prowl the continent's fields for their next victims.
As World AIDS Day is commemorated across the globe today, health officials in Indonesia are warning of a worrying inc
Publishing a finding on sexual violence during the conflict period, Advocacy Forum and International Center for Trans
The United Nations Secretary-General's campaign "UNiTE to End Violence Against Women" got off to a powerful
Catholics have joined with other Indonesians to launch an anti-sexual violence campaign to counter the increasing num
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, November 25th, is a powerful reminder that in ev
KAMPALA, Nov 25, 2010 (IPS) - The rapid growth of the ICT market in Uganda has been greeted with optimism over its po
This report focuses on conflict-related violence against internally displaced women and girls in the department of Da
Despite the political will shown by leaders on the African continent, women in Africa faced serious challenges with r
The Botswana National Front (BNF) calls upon the nation to join hands in marking the beginning of the 16 Days Of Acti
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given a grant of $731,000 for strengthening and ad
The custom of bride kidnapping, which began with rival clans stealing and forcing marriage on each others' women, has
In 1996, the British Council sponsored a resource person Ms.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has provided critical medical and other assistance to tens of thousands of
The murder of a British honeymooner in a township near Cape Town made the headlines – but what about the women
IN ISRAEL, MURDER OF WOMEN IN WHAT ARE REFERRED to as “killings to protect the family's honor” account fo
An international human rights group expressed support Tuesday for Filipino women demanding an official apology from T