“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 South Asian regional conference on “Promoting Gender Responsive Democratic Governance in South Asia” ha
Al Qaeda and the Taliban appear to have ordered their cadres to increasingly use women to carry out suicide and armed
Advocacy Forum, an NGO working for human rights, today called on the government to exercise due diligence to prevent
Complaints with regard to child abuse and sexual offences against women and children in Sri Lanka are increasing dram
Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has stressed that the new constitution should g
Bandaged and bruised, Rumana Manzur is pleading for justice after suffering a brutal assault that left her blind.
Efforts to free thousands of enslaved girls in Nepal and get them into school need more funding and less government b
An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack
There is no peace process in the war-torn country right now, even as troop withdrawals approach.
South Asia may boast a number of women leaders and be home to cultures that revere motherhood and worship female deit
By July, President Obama plans to decide how many troops to pull out of Afghanistan in the first initial US withdrawa
Within the next three years, the minimum age of Sri Lankan women seeking employment as domestic workers aboard will b
Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri
A woman was allegedly paraded naked in the streets of Neelor Bala village on the instigation of a jirga that found he
Afghanistan's women are among the most oppressed in the world.
Women have won hard-fought rights in Afghanistan since the austere rule of the Taliban was ended by U.S.-backed Afgha
The UK Home Office Minister with responsibility for equality, Lynne Featherstone, is scheduled to arrive in the Capit
When sex ratio statistics from the 2010 Census were made public, many Kashmiris were shocked.
As Canada prepares to pull out its military troops from Kandahar after a long and difficult run in southern Afghanist
On 9 June 2011 three Sri Lankan women came together to show their work at the Saskia Fernando Gallery on Dharmapala M
When asking for Afghan women's opinion on whether there should be negotiations with the Taliban and foreign troop wit
Even with regards to the capabilities of Nepali working women, many of them have apparently found that their capabili
The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has written two separate letters to the President and Prime Min
A top UN official today said she is ''keeping an eye'' on Kashmir where some individual cases of sexual violence have
Hundreds of Nepalese women who emigrate to Arab countries in search of better jobs and wages, are unaccounted for.
Afghan Women's Network once again raises serious concerns on the increased instances of violence against children and
Afghanistan is making progress weeding out children from its police forces but is only starting to tackle persistent
Married off at 12 years old to an abusive husband more than four times her age, Maryam wanted to join Afghanistan's p
Today the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is releasing a very disturbing report, Sexual Predators and Se
Despite laws prohibiting it, forced labor to pay debts are very common in Pakistan. A report by the U.S.
The demand for women's education is on upswing in Pakistan where even parents in rural areas are motivated to send th
The Sri Lankan government has released all the former female combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberati
In recent times, Bangladesh has been witnessing a sharp and steep decline in social and moral values -- values that d
Sakena Yacoobi has worked tirelessly to educate the women of Afghanistan.
Human trafficking and rehabilitation of the rescued have emerged as major concerns for the state government.
Women entrepreneurs have demanded incentives and tax breaks in the Federal Budget 2011-12, saying that progress can o
Although the apex court's decision acquitting five persons went against Mukhtaran Mai, yet she remains victorious.