“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
More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome
The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
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.
I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.
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's rights in Afghanistan are once again under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencie
Women in Kashmir are the worst sufferers of conflict. Experts say women generally have less tolerance for trauma.
Guns may have fallen silent in Indian-administered Kashmir but the fallout of the conflict, particularly on the healt
Police in Jammu and Kashmir have registered a complaint of abduction and rape based on allegations by a woman against
Just five days before the submission date, the government has yet to begin work on its report on the Convention Again
Women Constituent Assembly (CA) members underlined the need to specify constitutional provision in the new constituti
Trafficking in people for prostitution and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international crimina
Afghan women face a bleak future unless women's rights are included as a non-negotiable element of any future politic
In 2001, after the fall of the Taliban regime, reconstruction of political and economical structures began in Afghani
Al Qaeda and the Taliban appear to have ordered their cadres to increasingly use women to carry out suicide and armed
Efforts to free thousands of enslaved girls in Nepal and get them into school need more funding and less government b
South Asia may boast a number of women leaders and be home to cultures that revere motherhood and worship female deit
Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri
Women have won hard-fought rights in Afghanistan since the austere rule of the Taliban was ended by U.S.-backed Afgha
When sex ratio statistics from the 2010 Census were made public, many Kashmiris were shocked.
The Canadian-funded textbooks and computers aren't overly expensive — certainly not compared to the price Afgha
The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra
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
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
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.
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
The Amnesty International (AI), in its annual report for 2010, said progress made by Nepal in upholding human rights
The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former
Going by the charged reaction to the Mukhtar Mai verdict, it is clear that loopholes in the investigation mechanism a
Pakistan People's Party Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday called for raising soci
Sadly, it is not surprising that Afghanistan is again ranked as the worst place in the world to be a mother, accordin
The historic May Day is being observed in Bangladesh along with the rest of the world today, with the pledge to estab
Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP)
We've all heard stories about how hard it is for girls and women in Afghanistan.
NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Sta