“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 Permanent Ambassador of Switzerland to the UN, Olivier Zehnder, said on Monday in New York, that newly produced a
Working with others to make a difference
More than 38,000 children have taken part in Liberia's war as fighters, porters, and slaves throughout the country's
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
Liberia's civil wars are often mistakenly perceived as marking the beginning of widespread violence against women and
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
"A dead rat is worth more than the body of a woman." Those were the words of one distraught young woman who
Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.
Women have made significant advances in politics over the past few decades, with females having served as the head of
November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y
It's small actions of compassion and dignity that can restore faith in humanity, even in times of war, human conflict
This report presents the main findings of an assessment conducted in Lebanon, Jordanand Occupied Palestinian Territor
A workshop on post referendum gender issues commences today.
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to recruit women into their ranks to run for par
Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp
The increasing number of South Sudan's armed forces is costing more than 50 percent of government's expenditure by so
The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women.
Women and girls returning to northern Uganda from forced conscription into the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) struggle
Lieutenant-Colonel Samuel Bisengimana, a senior commander with the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), tur
Nearly all of these internally displaced persons, or IDPs, fled their homes during violent clashes that erupted earli
Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) programming has become a popular tool for returning child combat
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
In January 2009, the Congolese government announced that the second phase of its demobilisation, disarmament and rein
November 17, 2010 (JUBA) - Implementation of the disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) program in Sudan
NAIROBI, 7 September 2010 (IRIN) - Authorities in Galkayo, in Somalia's self-declared autonomous region of Puntland,
"Black Diamond" and her comrades may look like any bunch of street-wise girls with attitude but they have t
During the past decade, the international community has come to recognize that girls participate in armed groups and
The Minister of Justice, Cllr. Christiana P.
Since the end of the Cold War, changes in modern warfare, including the increased targeting of civilians and the esca
The first "Peace and Equal Opportunities in Congo after 50 years of independence" fair opened on 18th March
A joint publication from the Geneva Call and the Small Arms Survey, documents the range of contributions that women m
Thank you Mr. President,
Describes the experiences of female ex-combatants in Liberia and discusses the motives of Liberian girls for taking u
As the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) balances in limbo between ongoing conflict and peace, the disarmament,
By contributing to what is currently known about girls' distinct experience in fighting forces, the presentation of f
Sierra Leone ended its national disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) program in December 2003.
Refugees International met Teresa at a therapeutic feeding center in Huambo province.
Excerpts from "Precious resources: adolescents in the reconstruction of Sierra Leone.
This book, written by Dylan Matthews, aims to raise awareness among government policy-makers, the media, potential fu
The third episode of WILPF’s Women's Power to Stop War Series tackles the topic of Disarmament in Africa from a Gende
Oxfam's award-winning filmmakers from their "Shooting Poverty" project will be in NYC for one week to scree