“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.”
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
Emily was bitten, beaten and raped just a few hundred metres from the UN camp in South Sudan's capital, Juba.
JUBA, 13 May 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the cur
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
Somalia's new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watc
In recent years, Somali women and girls living in makeshift camps in and around Mogadishu have experienced a wave of
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stre
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.
Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.
The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar
Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat
Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ
MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) — A Somali court on Sunday freed a journalist who was jailed in January for interv
People who were sexually abused in Kenya's 2007 post-election violence are still seeking justice as the next vote nea
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.
Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation an
Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s
Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia.
The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h
On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1
A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab
Hundreds of Kenyan girls, including some as young as three years old, filed a petition in the High Court on Thursday
South Sudan should take immediate action to end human rights violations including torture, shootings and sexual viole
Tahany Hassan, a 17-year-old high school female student was shot in the head and killed on 31 July by the Sudanese po
The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary
When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t
Decades of conflict have left South Sudan with some of the world's worst health and educational indicators, contribut
Displaced women in camps across Darfur have expressed their anger at the recent escalation of rapes carried out by mi
A U.S.-based group of physicians on Tuesday released medical evidence of widespread torture, sexual assault and other
Women representatives from the Civil Society, United Nations Women Empowerment, Associations, and Women with disabili
“Free at last” after decades of civil war with the north, South Sudan is building a nation from scratch.
As I walked into the middle of the circle to introduce myself, the women started cheering loudly; I had arrived at th
Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 arm
Mary Nyekueh Ley has a quick way of summing up her life.
No serious discussion on the advancement of women's rights in the 21st century can ignore the plight of Somali women.
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Government of South Sudan to take decisive action to identify and prosecute th
WFP has rapidly scaled up food assistance to more than 80,000 people forced from their homes and farms by an outburst
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Across the Darfur region of western Sudan, female workers weighed down by heavy buckets are a common sight on buildin