“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 protection of women and girls in camps for people displaced by the earthquake which devastated Haiti last January
As underlined in the World Health Organization (WHO) report of 2005 on ‘Violence against Women and Achieving th
I remember when I was a small child and in middle of the night and early hours of the morning I heard a cry, a scream
The United Nations says traditional women's rights are being violated across Afghanistan, urging the country's leader
On November 25, 2010, Lebanon joined over 55 countries around the world by organising the first White Ribbon Campaign
This paper gives an overview of the challenges which indigenous women in Latin America face in accessing both formal
4 women have been killed in protests/for participating in the resistance: Wendy Avila and Olga Osiris Ucles were both
Twenty-five years ago an Afghan girl with green eyes haunted the cover of National Geographic.
All the way from North to Southern Africa rapists prowl the continent's fields for their next victims.
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
The criminal justice system (CJS) needs to do more to protect women and to deal with all social and political issues
Many United Nations peacekeepers are not only failing to meet the needs of civilians, but they are also perceived as
The Botswana National Front (BNF) calls upon the nation to join hands in marking the beginning of the 16 Days Of Acti
The Security Council today once again called on parties to conflict to take steps to protect civilians affected by ho
The protection of civilians from the worst ravages of war is a dilemma that international bodies have sought to addre
On November 22, 2010 the Security Council held an open debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
A large number of police officials across Pakistan have been booked for rape and human rights violations in the last
Nine years after the overthrow of the Taliban, the women of Afghanistan continue to fight for basic human rights.
The murder of a British honeymooner in a township near Cape Town made the headlines – but what about the women
A woman working alone on her farm in a remote corner of eastern Congo is usually a worrisome sight.
Switzerland is taking further steps to implement an international resolution that aims to increase the participation
A regional workshop on International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the protection of civilians was held in Jakarta on 8-
The Organization for Freedom of Women, in a press meet held Sunday in ‘Tilak' hotel in Jaffna, accused Sri Lank
Women human rights defenders meeting in Banjul as a prelude to the 48th Ordinary session of the African Centre for De
A new book, coedited by Rosa-Linda Fregoso, professor of Latin American and Latino studies at UC Santa Cruz, investig
A special UN representative on Saturday condemned alleged rapes of women deported from Angola to the Democratic Repub
Ministers and parliamentarians from 19 countries in Asia-Pacific have agreed on 'Whole-of-Government Approaches' for
Maputo — Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Thursday condemned "abominable" acts of violence aga
The adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), ten years ago, was a landmark in our efforts to recogniz
If tackling gender discrimination ‘makes development and economic sense', as the World Bank suggests, why is so
Sexual violence in war is one of history's greatest and most profound silences.
On the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325, Minority Rights Group Internati
“While the men threw chairs and stones at each other every time they met, we women would sit down and discuss w
Women from Indonesia's conflict zones called upon the government to finalize a national action plan to end the violen
Women continue to pay a heavy price in ongoing conflicts around the world.
This year's United Nations report on State of World Population 2010 shows that women and children suffer most in conf
The 1990s were brutal years for women in war-torn countries.
The new super agency at the United Nations, called UN Women and combining four of the major women's agencies, is off
Women's rights activists in Tajikistan are exasperated at the failure to pass a law on domestic violence after many y
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) announced Wed
In the latest Mo Ibrahim Index on African governance (see article), South Africa is ranked fourth out of 53 African c
ISLAMABAD: A two-day regional conference on gender and policing began on Tuesday at the Islamabad National Library.
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) today announc