“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.”
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.
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