“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.”
Although the apex court's decision acquitting five persons went against Mukhtaran Mai, yet she remains victorious.
As Africa's first woman presidential leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, works for an October 2011 bid for re-election, a
In early April, when 14-year-old Amina said her rapist had been arrested and would stand trial, the reporter intervie
Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.
AWID and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition reviewed a broad range of urgent responses availabl
For June, in which the China has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situations
When Lauryn Oates started raising money to send women in Afghanistan to school, she wasn't sure they would ever emerg
The day Fawzia Koofi was born, her parents, disappointed she wasn't a boy, left her to fry in the sun.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the June 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (M
Pressure mounted on Lebanese authorities to adopt laws banning gender-based violence Sunday as several hundred demons
The Advocates for Human Rights has suggested the government of Pakistan to include provision in the Domestic Violence
Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi
The Libya conflict has also included an element of war that former Commissioner, Margot Wallstrom is dedicated to fig
Ratko Mladic, the Serbian General wanted for war crimes including the killing of over 8,000 men and boys around the t
At first, the responses to the questionnaire about the trauma of the war in Libya were predictable, if tragic: 10,000
Female political prisoners in the quarantine section of Iran's Evin Prison have issued a letter for Iranian Women's D
The Canadian-funded textbooks and computers aren't overly expensive — certainly not compared to the price Afgha
The UN peacekeeping missions should have more women to increase trust with the local populace, said Poonam Gupta, hea
Had help not arrived on time, eight Nepali women would have fallen prey to traffickers, who were plotting to send the
Women are big winners in the cabinet appointed on Friday.
Iran was reelected to a seat on a UN commission on population and development Thursday, drawing an angry reaction fro
The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra
After two years of intense wrangling and political deadlock, the extended deadline for passing Nepal's new constituti
The OECD figures show that in 2010, official development assistance (ODA) from members of the OECD Development Assist
The campaign made them bear the brunt of a government ban on demonstrations around parliament announced on Tuesday, a
Bakira arrived late at the Nobel Women's Initiative conference at Montebello, an envoy from a nightmare period of eth
In a caucus to gather input for the global campaign 16 Days of Activism to End Violence Against Women, one of its fou
Almost a decade after Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, her legacy after years of activism and legal battles that made her
When I was a student in Boston, I rode the subway almost every day.
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the launch of the Global Partnership for Girls' and Women
How many rapes are too many in war? Of course, one violent sexual attack on a woman is one too many.
By next week, Goodluck Jonathan would have assumed a fresh presidency that is completely his, and one of his first jo
Rape and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are in the news.
The violence that followed the disputed presidential election in November 2010 has caused the most serious humanitari
Leymah Gbowee from Liberia didn't want the powerful story of Liberian women's peace-making to dominate this morning's
It is a crime that is perpetrated against the most vulnerable members of the world's most broken societies – on
Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Effat University on Tuesday, with the
It is a dusty but relatively cool Saturday afternoon in the Qatari capital of Doha when I meet Rosie Garthwaite at th
Burma's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has condemned the use of rape as a weapon of terror in conflicts.
Taliban gunmen have killed the headteacher of a girls' school near the Afghan capital after he ignored warnings to st
From the earliest times Kashmiri women enjoyed freedom, wielded ample power and exercised responsibility.
The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark
Alongside powerful arguments against militarism, we are hearing an increasingly significant voice from within the sec
Somalia is the most dangerous country on earth to be a woman and a “living hell” for those struggling to