“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.”
Private security personnel employed at a gold mine in Papua New Guinea have been implicated in alleged gang rapes and
Last week over 50 UN Women staff based in Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Samoa came t
On the final day of the two-day African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, U.N.
First lady Wafaa Michel Sleiman issued an open letter Monday calling for better treatment of women in Arab societies
Garpeh produces about two such stories on the needs of women for broadcast each day by the Liberia Women Democracy Ra
As governments in the Middle East and around the world debate the best policies, regulations, and practices to spur e
The Global Fund for Women stands in solidarity with the brave women and men who are risking their lives to create a n
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced today that he will not run for reelection in September, a victory for the
Male and female students will be separated at a Tehran university in the upcoming academic year in the latest instanc
Stressing that sexual violence thrives on silence and impunity, UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon, yesterday in Addis
Numerous recent initiatives in Morocco aim to promote women's empowerment in the country's current climate of legal r
Malak Hifni Nasif (1886-1918), one of Egypt's early feminist writers, stood at the crossroads of many political and s
This paper journeys along the theoretical and historical trajectories of the early stage of post-revolutionary Iran,
Last year, a young woman electriﬁed a United Nations consultation on climate change in Bonn, simply by asking
FAO commissioned the gender audit in the context of reform, which included a renewed commitment to gender mainstreami
For February, in which Togo has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on country situatio
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Sunday called for greater protection for the African women, sayin
The African women's movement, Monday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, submitted to the 16th African Union (AU) summit, a pr
Only when rape in armed conflict becomes a liability for armed groups rather than a tool in the struggle for power &n
Ms. Sarvnaz Chitsaz, NCRI Women's Committee Chair, described the barbaric execution of Ms.
The pre-World Women's Conference meetings of the regional women's networks' generated passionate discussions on relev
The fistula usually develops when prolonged labour presses the unborn child so tightly in the birth canal that blood
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Statement by the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq
"Are the politicians of Kurdistan ready to bring the faces of femininity to the world?"
India has underlined the need for the UN to prioritise its goals on gender equality and empowerment of women so as to
Ms. Khalida Alkozai and Ms.
The United Nations has launched a probe into claims of sexual assault in the US military as well as mistreatment of w
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Wom
At its 9th and last meeting held in Strasbourg between 18 and 21 January 2011, the Ad Hoc Committee on Preventing and
The international emergency medical humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has provid
Armed men raped 60 people in eastern Congo in the last 10 days, the latest in a spate of mass sexual attacks in the r
Indian peacekeepers rescued seven women held by a militia group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said
United Nations officials in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today reported another 53 alleged cases of rap
Gender-based violence in the occupied Palestinian territory remains at epidemic levels, according to UN agencies, loc
2004 to 2007 represents a turning point for UN-INSTRAW in terms of institutional revitalization.
Peace is fragile and delicate in post conflict societies and the full recovery from the trauma caused needs time, com
When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki introduced what he called a national partnership government two weeks ago,
A repressive and violent rule by the Taliban and Mujahideen that pushed the country backward by decades and treated w
Serbia must appoint at least one woman to its PACE delegation before the start of the April session, or have its voti
“I condemn in the strongest possible terms the employment of sexual violence as a means to political ends.
The Democratic Republic of Congo needs to control sexual violence despite the arrest of a rebel leader tied to mass r
Women constitute the majority of the population in Zimbabwe and often make up the bulk of participants at any rally o
During the inaugural meeting of U.N.
The high popularity levels of their predecessors smoothed the way for Cristina Fernández and Dilma Rousseff to
Female voices rang out loud and clear during massive protests that brought down the authoritarian rule of Tunisian Pr
With Laurent Gbagbo drawing much of his support from the largely Christian south and Alassane Ouattara strongly assoc