“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.”
President Banda says Zambia is committed to domesticating international instruments on the rights of women and childr
Women are critical to peace building and conflict resolution.
She looked down and laughed nervously.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the March 2011 version the Monthly Action Points (MAP
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the January 2011 version of the Monthly Action Points
Soldiers have committed acts of sexual violence in the north-east Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN humanitarian gro
When police in Kenya's coastal tourist city of Mombasa conduct night raids, it is not unusual for a large number of s
Senior officials from South Sudan's governing party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), on Thursday, call
Josephine, from Masisi in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, says that she chose to join the National Con
We recently traveled together to Congo, where the deadliest war in the world is occurring.
A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will
Zimbabwe has signed key international and regional instruments designed to empower women and eliminate discrimination
For Tunis resident Amel, her country's January revolution brought her personal freedom after two decades living in a
The former CIA chief in Algeria has been sentenced to jail for raping an Arab woman.
Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma has called on his countrymen to reflect on their history and future prospe
The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has
FEAR and not enough materials are putting mothers-to-be at risk in Libya's rebel capital Benghazi, where midwives are
Violations of human rights are on the increase in northeastern Central African Republic (CAR), with aid workers expre
During Nigeria's last leg of elections for governorship seats and State Houses of Assembly on 26 April, UN Women will
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
In fulfilment of Section 15 of the United Nations Mission in Liberia's (UNMIL) SOP, soldiers of the Ghanaian Battalio
The Arab revolutions are beginning to destroy the cliché of an Arab world incapable of democratic transformati
More women came out yesterday to testify before the TJRC on how officers involved in the bloody Wagalla Massacre gang
Tunisia's ruling that men and women must feature in equal numbers as candidates in July polls is an Arab world first
The introduction of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP) in 2001 saw an upsurge in politically motivated rape
The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Uganda expresses its concern about the
The Federation of African Media Women in Zimbabwe (FAMWZ) says there is lack of gender sensitivity in Zimbabwean medi
The U.S. and other key nations are backing a new U.N.
The Zambian government and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) have reiterated their commitment
Refugee women have expressed concern that perpetrators of crimes, in particular sexual violence and rape, are left to
Horrifying accounts of the systematic use of gang rape as a weapon of war by fighters loyal to dictator Colonel Gadda
In a speech at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan, on April 9, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg
The two women from Egypt had just started their presentation Monday when Leymah Gbowee spoke up from the audience.
While the world's attention was captured by the struggle for power in Abidjan, women in the west of Ivory Coast were
Despite constant trials and imprisonment, rape continues to be a 'widespread' crime against women, the US State Depar
More than 100 female business and political leaders gathered in Harare for a three-day international conference on &q
Large numbers of women have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and abducted in Ivory Coast, according to a humani
It is critical to prevent conflict-related sexual violence before it happens, a top United Nations official stressed
An expert in the use of rape as a tool of war today said Congolese soldiers raped Central African women as “pun
Beatrice's small voice comes from a corner of a big tent in Bahn camp that is crammed with at least 100 refugee women
US Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield says that a women-sponsored legislation calling for the enactment into law the
One impact of two decades of war is that women now make up over 60 percent of the eight million people of South Sudan
In his second day of testimony, an expert on rape as a tool of war today described to the Jean-Pierre Bemba trial the
Alarming numbers of Ivorian women and girls have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and harassed by armed men at
More than 800 people have been killed this year in a rise in violence in south Sudan before its independence in July,
African women from more than 12 countries in the region will from today meet in Harare and deliberate on ways to acce