“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.”
HALIFAX - First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today,
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
The 45-member U.N.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
Washington — The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to end gender violence in the United States, as
The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t
While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.
As they gather in Tampa for their 2012 Convention, Republican politicians and party operatives continue to be plagued
In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a mu
Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her.
They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a
Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering explore rape within the U.S.
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence
Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.
Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep.
On March 14 at the White House, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and U.S.
Protecting women from violence and abuse has been an issue of bipartisan cooperation since President Clinton signed t
IN 2002, women in Liberia helped bring an end to one of Africa's bloodiest wars by staging a series of peace protests
Half of all peace accords signed in the last 20 years have failed—and one reason is that they were left to men.
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
Today the U.S.
"My experience reporting military sexual assault was worse than the actual assault," says Jessica (a pseudo
This week in NY was the annual opening of the UN General Assembly where heads of states make their speeches.
Washington - The United States said on Wednesday it was "gravely disturbed" about the mass rape of women in
When checking the nuclear ambitions of dictators or building “democracy” in Baghdad, po
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, was ordered on Monday to be held wi
Jess Smochek arrived in Bangladesh in 2004 as a 23-year-old Peace Corps volunteer with dreams of teaching English and
The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) announced $6.9 million in awards to 23
On Wednesday, Representatives Mike Turner (R-OH) and Niki Tsongas (D-MA) introduced the Defense STRONG (Sexual Trauma
A woman was allegedly raped on the floor of a deserted airport concourse while two janitors walked past - and did not
Following the Pentagon's March 17 release of its latest sexual assault statistics, Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA)
Despite decades of official attention, women in the military face pervasive sexism and surprisingly frequent sexual a
Last week the U.S.
In a bid to address sexual crimes within the American defence forces more effectively, the United States Air Force wi
On February 28, 2011, the White House released President Obama's proclamation reaffirming March as Women's History Mo
The Service Women's Action Network recently helped to file a class action suit on the behalf of a number of women and
A federal lawsuit filed Tuesday charges the Defense Department with responsibility for rape and sexual assault in the
It may become a landmark case to force the military to take rape and sexual assault seriously.