“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.”
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
The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr
The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
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.
This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
JERUSALEM — The subject of a women's place in public dominated Israel's headlines this week after a series of i
Women are facing disproportionately high risks to their livelihoods and health from climate change, as well as associ
Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &
A week of events to highlight human rights issues in the Commonwealth began yesterday with the testimony of Ugandan a
Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.
The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.
There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected, says a United Nations report release
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
The United States is working for reform of nationality laws that hurt women, says Maria Otero, the State Department's
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.
Nahid Hoseini and Golaleh Kamangar, two exiled Kurdish women fighting for their homeland.
The demonstration meant to be peaceful quickly degenerated into a bloodshed of violence when the army entered the pac
Amnesty International has hailed the award of a prestigious human rights prize to a Syrian activist who was forced in
Women's rights in Afghanistan are once again under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencie
The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in camps in Haiti after their homes were destroyed by last ye
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.
By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.
As Ethiopian women's rights organisations struggle to stay afloat following government legislation that prohibits the
Women in Kashmir are the worst sufferers of conflict. Experts say women generally have less tolerance for trauma.
Just as staff at the maternity clinic in the Mae La refugee camp began learning about special care for newborns, a ba
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
When a middle-aged mother took a taxi alone from Baghdad to Nasiriyah, about 300 kilometres south earlier this year,
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
Guns may have fallen silent in Indian-administered Kashmir but the fallout of the conflict, particularly on the healt
Amina*, 27, left her home town of Kismayo in south-central Somalia at the end of May for northern Kenya's Dadaab refu
On his third day in office, President Obama issued an executive order lifting the odious “global gag rule&rdquo
Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S.
Somali women who have escaped drought and war in their home country to Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp tell CBC News they
Spanish film producer Paula Palacios is currently travelling through Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus as part of her mult