“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
The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and
The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri
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
Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
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
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
Every year women world over mark the 16 Days activism on violence against women.
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
Inspector Dwamena Akenten, Station Officer of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Pol
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has organised a community sensitisation programme on Sexual and Gender-Bas
A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in Libya to begin investigating sexual crimes committe
Vulnerable women seeking advice and assistance at the Randburg Magistrate's Court during the 16 Days of Activism for
Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, talks about her work with the City of Joy refuge in the Democratic Repub
During a fairly frenetic trip to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week I spent a couple of hours at the Heal
The UK's first ambassador to South Sudan, Alistair McPhail, has called for a focus upon tackling the country's violen
On Friday, November 25, I wore a white ribbon in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Aga
The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States submitted to the Se
As a young girl Garmar Murphy was forced into a child soldier's life, serving as a sexual plaything for Liberian rebe
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the global 16 days of activism on gender violence campaign, and a decade of t
As ACFODE celebrates her 26th birthday this month, and as the country prepares for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign A
As we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we appeal to everyone to participate in promoting &
Master Andrew Adansi Bonnah, the 11-year-old Ghanaian schoolboy who recently launched a global campaign to raise $13
More attention is being paid today to the inter-relationality between gender and war/conflict than ever before, raisi
The international community's efforts to increase the number of rape convictions in Democratic Republic of Congo have
When the troops came into Tahrir Square in March, one young social worker was passing by on her way to pay back her s
The 11 candidates contesting presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo all pledge to improve peace a
Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Ministers responsible for Gender in the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Member States have
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately arrest an armed group leader running for political
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
Nadifa, a widowed mother of four, left her hut near Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to search for food.
A report published in conjunction with a human rights conference to be held in Gambia from 24 October to 7 November p
When Linda*, 16, entered into an agreement with her well respected 40-year-old teacher to exchange sex for good grade
Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y
If an American television network were going to be in cahoots with the Nobel committee, it makes sense that it would
Like so many in the Horn of Africa, Nadifa needed food.
The demonstration meant to be peaceful quickly degenerated into a bloodshed of violence when the army entered the pac
Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel
African women who bear the brunt of the continent's conflicts now demand to play a defining role in peacekeeping.