“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.”
International Child rights organisation UNICEF-Uganda has strongly condemned the increasing incidents of acid attack
A new device called a "Silent Observer" -- hailed as a solution to curbing the practice of aborting female
The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and
Ten years ago, life was still hard for the women of Ijuhanyondo village in Tanzania.
The government has not only empowered the womenfolk in the country but also working to provide them space in all walk
The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri
Say NO – UNiTE to End Violence against Women, UN Women's social mobilization platform contributing towards the
There is an escalating pattern of physical attacks by Egyptian military and police officers against women and male pr
The public campaign to end violence against women has come and gone but the issue of sexual violence against women is
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
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Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr
Thousands of Egyptian women have held rallies in Cairo against their treatment by security forces.
Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.
The bodies of two women who had been raped and murdered in Gerud locality were found in the region of Kara, South Dar
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
For the past five years, Achieng*, a 35-year-old widow and mother of six, has sold fish on the Kenyan shores of Lake
Gender activists have proposed a guide to monitor performance of governments in eliminating sexual and gender-based v
Half of all peace accords signed in the last 20 years have failed—and one reason is that they were left to men.
When journalist Jineth Bedoya stood outside the gates of Bogota's maximum-security La Modelo prison one morning nearl
Every year women world over mark the 16 Days activism on violence against women.
Sharp statements about religion, powerful calls for international commmitments and resounding applause, marked the cr
Rape as a tool of war is uncomfortable subject matter.
When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to
Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa's Grea
Kashmala Bibi* says her cousin's breasts were cut into pieces when five militants walked into their house and
The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga
According to data from the Kosovo Police's Human Rights Department, there were 9,772 police-documented cases of domes
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
Today we conclude our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence blog series.
Inspector Dwamena Akenten, Station Officer of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Pol
The Senate unanimously passed two historical bills upholding the rights of women, The Acid Control and Acid Crim
The Burmese army has been following a policy of systematically raping women and girls to subjugate the country's rebe
Kyrgyzstan: Sexual violence amidst ethnic conflict - such is the title of the new Report of the Association 'Human Ri
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has organised a community sensitisation programme on Sexual and Gender-Bas
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in Libya to begin investigating sexual crimes committe
Friday, November 25th, was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of t
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
A life free from violence constitutes a human right that over half of the world's female population do not enjoy beca
Vulnerable women seeking advice and assistance at the Randburg Magistrate's Court during the 16 Days of Activism for