“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.”
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
Greater economic empowerment for women has been achieved through progressive legislation that has prohibited discrimi
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The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja consulted with the wives of state governors on ways of facilita
North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono
For the first time in Iraqi Kurdistan women are protected by a new law against some of the traditions most harmful to
“It is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conﬂict.” Patrick Cammaert (200
Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o
The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former
The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the m
Going by the charged reaction to the Mukhtar Mai verdict, it is clear that loopholes in the investigation mechanism a
Currently, more women in Kurdistan are seeking primary, secondary and higher education, creating a more educated fema
Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) and Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) have partnered to donat
A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will
The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Sta
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.
The Saudi government's refusal to let women vote in municipal elections in September 2011 unlawfully deprives women o
In Afghanistan's Herat province, the chief prosecutor general has a difficult job.
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) representative Shadia Yousif Bakhait said on Saturday that
The president of the Afghan Red Crescent Society heard many questions about her country from Nova Scotia students thi
The crisis engulfing the Middle East and North Africa shows that greater citizen participation and better governance
Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr
Economic disparities among haves and have-nots in Pakistan have made life challenging for men, however, their plight
In order to improve and sustain programs for the rights and welfare of women in the province, there is a need to asse
Activists among Saudi Arabia's women, who can't drive or vote and need male approval to work and travel, are turning
The situation of women and girls around the world is gaining increased attention in a number of national and internat
Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf
The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the
This report is based on a Musawah research project on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminatio
The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged
The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan grew in 2010.
The policies of social inclusion implemented by the Venezuelan government over the last 12 years have allowed the cou
Empowering women in agriculture could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 million to 150 million,
On the occasion of the 100th celebration of International Women's Day, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) pr
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun
Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal today appealed to all women to unite for peace and constitution.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Ms Sharmila Farooqui left here on Sunday for the
Voters in Haiti go to the polls on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to elect a new president and a new Parliament.
Amarilis Chilel, 15, left her hometown of Ixchiguán in northwest Guatemala to work as a domestic in the capita