“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.”
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations pledges UAE's continued financial and psychological support
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that
Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases
The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
The male tormentor of the young women of the Madiyav slum did not spot the danger until it was too late.
Three Indian brothers, Ravi, Rishi, and Nishi Kant have received the prestigious Vital Voices Global leadership award
The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.
In March 2004, President George W.
Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
PESHAWAR, 7 January 2013 (IRIN) - There was no warning when gunmen killed seven aid workers with local NGO Support Wi
With the support of the European Union, Save the Children and its partner in Lebanon KAFA (Enough) Violence and Explo
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh
Government forces in Syria are targeting women for rape and assault as the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad
Almost unnoticed, Nepal's burgeoning adult entertainment industry has been drawing young girls away from being traffi
A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Expressing grave concern about the ongoing violence that has impacted Bahrain with forty-four casualties, the BCHR &n
The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
Pakistan's parliament has passed a landmark law aimed at strengthening protection for women facing economic and socia
Peace is not made with friends, it is made with enemies.
Six shelters for battered women are likely to close because the organizations running them for years did not win the
This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family memb
The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan grew in 2010.
On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Rizwan Latif, a national UN Volunteer Outreach and Capacity De
Many aspects of normal civilian life are compromised in Kashmir, as in any area of conflict.
Afghan women's leaders announced at a press conference this morning in Kabul that they will fight the proposed regula
Primarily, as a result of negligible conviction rate, the graph of crime against women in Kashmir has touched an all
Twenty-five years ago an Afghan girl with green eyes haunted the cover of National Geographic.
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
A large number of police officials across Pakistan have been booked for rape and human rights violations in the last
Ministers and parliamentarians from 19 countries in Asia-Pacific have agreed on 'Whole-of-Government Approaches' for
“While the men threw chairs and stones at each other every time they met, we women would sit down and discuss w