“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 Country Director of Action Aid Liberia, an international women's rights advocate group, has called on the Governm
The present report is the third submitted to the Human Rights Council by the present Special Rapporteur, and the elev
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, beg
Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.
The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
The situation has been very tense at Panzi Hospital since the assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege that forc
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Given the news dominating the headlines this week (CIA sex scandals and an increasingly Orwellian surveillance appara
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
Prominent female lawmaker and rights activist Leyla Zana who symbolises the Kurdish struggle in Turkey has joined hun
“What about the women who were raped who were depending on Dr.
A local foundation, dedicated to empowering women through micro-loans, has disclosed that at least 5000 Liberian wome
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
A 15-year-old Pakistani girl named Anusha was the victim of an "honor killing" last week at the hands of he
“The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our
On a warm day late last month a crowd filed into a white tent outside the royal palaces in Amman to hear a much-antic
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynecologist said on Tuesday he is too scared to return to his native Congo after a
This weekend I was invited to speak about women's issues at the Model UN taking place here in Washington.
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
When we read about the dangers of humanitarian efforts, typically we hear about threats against Americans.
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives
Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n
Last week, coffee in hand, I read a chilling email. Armed men had shot at Dr.
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
Yesterday, President Obama's campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiative
AS the African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to transform the state of gender parity on the African continent, a new
Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues in the U.S.
During its 52nd Session in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Co
Her remarkable progress, reported by doctors at the specialist unit of a brilliant hospital I know well – Selly
Inter Press Service News Agency -- "Adultery Laws Unfairly Target Women, U.N.
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
Reproductive rights groups are partnering up for the 'Educate Congress' initiative, which will send a copy of Our Bod
The goal of the U.S.
On December 19 2012, President Obama released the first-ever U.S.