“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.”
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
Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
After dropping out of school in the sixth grade to help her mother, Fartun Abdi Hashi, 22, was given a second chance
This overview by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network will give a general perspect
Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y
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
The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja consulted with the wives of state governors on ways of facilita
IMAGINE that you're a Somali suffering from the drought and famine in that country.
As Ethiopian women's rights organisations struggle to stay afloat following government legislation that prohibits the
Insherah Jernazi adheres to such a strict interpretation of Islamic modesty that she never leaves home without coveri
In the heartache and confusion that accompany the flight from drought and hunger, refugees from Somalia can now turn
Haraza Organisation for Peace and Development
Subject: Peace and Development; Darfur, Sudan.
Violence against women is one of the most common abuses of human rights.
A crisis of truly biblical proportions now faces the international community in the Horn of Africa.
Millennium Development Goal Three of the UN has put 2015 as deadline to eliminate gender inequality and empower women
When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west
Amina*, 27, left her home town of Kismayo in south-central Somalia at the end of May for northern Kenya's Dadaab refu
Somali women who have escaped drought and war in their home country to Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp tell CBC News they
Women fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are facing another threat to their lives, sexual assault.
Association for the development of Saharawi Women, led by Salma Buha Mint Bubacar Lecuara, president of the associati
Humanitarian organizations in the Horn of Africa say they've seen a dramatic increase in violence against women as mo
The wind hollers, whipping up dust that scratches at our faces.
In the maternity ward at a hospital on the Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, women refugees lay on beds nursing
Female refugees fleeing conflict and hunger in East Africa are facing another threat: rape and sexual violence.
The European Union will provide $3.5m to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agre
South Sudan should mark its independence on July 9, 2011, by taking key steps to further a robust human rights agenda
As many as 68 per cent of women in the Middle East and North Africa feel that they are treated equally to men at work
A proposed International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Côte d'Ivoire must be expanded to cover seriou
Better to be a man than a woman.
Nearly 2,000 Ethiopian migrants trapped in violence-hit Yemen are being evacuated, the International Organization for
The Cote d'Ivoire Commission of Inquiry has rightly highlighted the serious violations of human rights and internatio
As the violence between north and south Sudan escalates, leaders from across the continent will meet in Addis Ababa,
Sudan's invasion of the town Abeyi; sexual harassment in Egypt; the impact of Egypt's uprising on migrants; the deten
Have you ever imagined what internally displaced persons go through?
The forced return from Qatar to Libya of a woman who had made complaints about gang rapes in Tripoli and was later re
Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.
Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi
Somalia is the most dangerous country on earth to be a woman and a “living hell” for those struggling to
Non-government organizations; RNC Justice and Democracy and Haguruka Association, have launched a three-year project,
Millions of unemployed youth facing grim economic prospects have fueled the revolutions.
As Colonel Gaddafi continues his pillage in North Africa, harrowing skeletons from his closet remain buried deep in t
The ministers in charge of gender equality in the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in Luanda, reaffirme
To: Members of the UN Security Council