“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.”
A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday
The promotion of women's participation in elected assemblies will remain among the top priorities of the authorities,
The idea of Girl Up Initiative Uganda came to founders Kim Wolf and friend Monica Nyiraguhabwa last year as they walk
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
As civil war raged in Burundi since the 1996 outbreak of armed conflict between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu groups, in his
The Nobel Women's Initiative, in collaboration with the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in
UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stre
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Repu
Working with others to make a difference
As Libya transitions to democracy, major decisions are being made that will impact the nation's future.
Washington, Oct 30, 2013 (SPS)
Rwanda's new parliament was seated this month, with higher female representation than any other country in the world
An excerpt from the Amnesty International report, "CAR: Human rights crisis spiralling out of control":
WIPSEN-AFRICA is a leading women-focused pan African Non-government Organization with the mandate to promote women's
"Congolese officials should fulfill their obligations...
President Paul Kagame said that Rwanda had already expressed a strong opinion on the International Criminal Court (IC
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
The Women Peace and Security Network-Africa (WIPSEN) has provided leadership training for dozens of young girls in Si
By Ronald Bruce St. John
Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
The new constitution, adopted ahead of the July elections, guarantees freedoms to demonstrate and gather, said Zimbab
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS): An all-women police unit provided by India, as part of a UN peacekeeping force, inspired ma
On a sunny day in early May, in Ndu, northwest Cameroon, a group of women, many of whom have taken the day off from w
It was aimed at strategising and building the capacity of women for effective participation in decision making in the
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
By the launch of the National Action Plan on United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR 1325) in Abuja Tuesday
NIGERIA is set to launch national action plan for full implementation of the United Nations' Security Council Resolut
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
Fifty Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) officers yesterday concluded a two-day course on "prevention and response to c
A mother of a three year old baby identified as Kadiatu Momoh Sheriff, a resident of Mobi Village in Sierra Leone has
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
Windhoek — Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the greatest threats to achieving some of the United Nations M
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
The National Research Council has begun an intense gender-based violence campaigned in several communities in Paynesv
In Africa, women are subjected to discriminatory practices that keep them in a vulnerable situation.
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a
The Female legislative Caucus of Liberia's National Legislature says it will shortly introduce a parity bill.
Juba — South Sudan president, Salva Kiir unexpectedly reversed an earlier order, appointing five ministers and
Hundreds of women Thursday marched along the streets of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, to protest against an i
More than 38,000 children have taken part in Liberia's war as fighters, porters, and slaves throughout the country's
At the Bas Fond landfill in Mopti, residents sift through the rubbish, the dregs of other people's consumption.
The National Elections Commission (NEC) in collaboration with the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F