“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.”
Although the apex court's decision acquitting five persons went against Mukhtaran Mai, yet she remains victorious.
When Lauryn Oates started raising money to send women in Afghanistan to school, she wasn't sure they would ever emerg
The day Fawzia Koofi was born, her parents, disappointed she wasn't a boy, left her to fry in the sun.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the June 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (M
The Advocates for Human Rights has suggested the government of Pakistan to include provision in the Domestic Violence
The Canadian-funded textbooks and computers aren't overly expensive — certainly not compared to the price Afgha
Had help not arrived on time, eight Nepali women would have fallen prey to traffickers, who were plotting to send the
The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra
After two years of intense wrangling and political deadlock, the extended deadline for passing Nepal's new constituti
The campaign made them bear the brunt of a government ban on demonstrations around parliament announced on Tuesday, a
Almost a decade after Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, her legacy after years of activism and legal battles that made her
When I was a student in Boston, I rode the subway almost every day.
Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Effat University on Tuesday, with the
Taliban gunmen have killed the headteacher of a girls' school near the Afghan capital after he ignored warnings to st
From the earliest times Kashmiri women enjoyed freedom, wielded ample power and exercised responsibility.
The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark
With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal's communist-Maoist government Tuesday clam
Women of Muslim countries should join hands to explore avenues for their empowerment and welfare, said Pakistan's Min
The abuse and exploitation of unskilled migrants from South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka has long been considere
Security forces used brute force to break up a peaceful demonstration by women in front of Nepal's parliament buildin
A platform of left-leaning women associations on Tuesday called upon the government to form a policy that can 'truly
One woman is leading the fight against the scourge of child sexual slavery, writes Courtney Trenwith.
Pakistani Christians have expressed concerns about renewed kidnappings and abuse of women and girls by Muslims in a c
She is a keeper of healing secrets.
After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in
It is the malaria season in Khan Neshin, the wild south of Helmand, just 50 miles from the border with Pakistan.
Punjab province saw a 21 per cent leap in officially recorded crimes against women in February 2011, compared to Janu
As Afghanistan looks to a future without U.S.
May 17 will be a historic day in the annals of Sri Lanka's legal sphere when Supreme Court Judge Dr.
Much attention has been focused on the process of radicalisation of young men in the areas of Pakistan that border Af
The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday said the government should implement the ne
Women Constituent Assembly Members' Group and Joint Women Struggle Coordination Committee have warned of obstructing
Elected female representatives from the local government on Sunday demanded the reservation of one third of the ward
Ruchira Gupta, founder and president of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an NGO working against sex trafficking, has been ho
Appreciating the leadership role of Dr Fehmida Mirza, for undertaking numerous initiatives towards the protection and
Farah Hatim 24, D/o Hatim Gill ( Late) is a student nurse at the Sheikh Zaid Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan in the
The Amnesty International (AI), in its annual report for 2010, said progress made by Nepal in upholding human rights
Children and armed conflict – Report of the Secretary-General
The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former
After the war, one of the few jobs available is clearing explosives.
Pakistani lawmakers have adopted tougher penalties for acid attacks in a step towards eradicating a form of violence
Sima Samar receives a threatening phone call almost every day because she dares to say women should have rights and m
Foreign troops must do more to prevent growing rights abuses by Afghan forces including killings and child sex abuse
Women lawmakers and four other members of parliament from marginalized and dalit communities obstructed the parliamen
Three years ago, when Indra Bahadur Sinjali of Nawalparasi returned after a weeklong trip to Baglung, daughter Lok Ma