“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.”
In the last few days, while the world has been overwhelmed by the flow of information about atrocities committed by I
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i
In March 2004, President George W.
Among chaos in neighboring Syria and increasing refugees fleeing to Iraq, many Iraqi women are fighting to stop bruta
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq
Security forces in Iraq have arrested Eman ”Dakhiliya”, who run one of the worse trafficking chains in Ba
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from
For the first time, an empirical study proved that female genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyon
Near the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, a father doused his three teenage daughters with boiling water and shot them
Gender violence in conflict zones can stem from a multitude of factors – societal customs, ideologies, stress,
For thousands of Iraqi women and girls, the conflict that began in 2003 was only the start of their ordeals.
Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein's 1991 crackdown in Iraq's Shia south.
When a middle-aged mother took a taxi alone from Baghdad to Nasiriyah, about 300 kilometres south earlier this year,
Armed violence continues to affect large numbers of Iraqis, with minorities, women and children suffering disproporti
A petition from MADRE, a global women's rights organization, is accusing Iraqi government security forces of sexually
At least seven anti-government protesters were arrested and beaten by Iraqi security forces as hundreds of angry demo
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
Rosemary Gonzalez was murdered in 2009, the victim of a war that ended in 1996.
On June 13, four women participating in a democracy demonstration at Tahrir Square in Baghdad were molested and beate
The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin
The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the
A leading human rights group released a report Monday documenting the proliferation of human rights abuses in Iraq si
The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highl
Continued militancy has taken the life of a woman in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh while others have been wound
Two months ago, the State Department released its 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report (TiP Report), laying out a pictu
Each night before she goes to sleep, Umm Shekar checks to make sure her pistol is loaded and tucks it beneath her mat
Sporting a long blue dress and white headscarf, Umm Omar barely blinks as she whips out a pistol in her garden.
Three women and a child from one family were killed and six others wounded when gunmen attacked a house near the city
A UN report on Iraq shows human rights in the country remain a cause for concern, in spite of improvements in securit
On the third anniversary of the stoning of Du'a Khalil Aswad to death in public and in condemnation of all forms of v
Today, International Women's Day, marks the economic, social and political achievements of women.
Iraqi security forces have arrested an Al Qaeda operative suspected of recruiting women to carry out suicide
More than three million Iraqi men have been killed in the Iraq War since 2003, leaving behind nearly 740,000 widows a
Iraqi women who have been uprooted by violence in their country are increasingly susceptible to exploitation and abus
I became an activist to stop female genital mutilation last year after reading a shocking survey from a secondary sch