“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 a room thousands of miles from her prison cell in northeastern Iran, the fear that has gripped Sakineh Mohammadi A
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad inaugurated a new policy on Tuesday to encourage population growth, dismissing
Some advocates at last week's International AIDS Conference greeted news of the results of an HIV gel coolly, saying
Lebanon may be used as a regional base for the spread of gender equality, a representative from the Council of Europe
"Today I was again contacted after being interrogated, I was summoned through a telephone call.
Increasing the participation of Iraqi women in conflict resolution and in building a lasting peace were among the iss
In London, campaigners protested against "medievalism and barbarity" Hundreds of people have held rallies a
A women member of Kurdistan parliament said today that most of the women parliament members have difficulties in shap
Jose Guara Fara, a 46-year-old doctor, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of raping two women at his home in Modi'in
Syria has forbidden the country's students and teachers from wearing the niqab -- the full Islamic veil that reveals
Three women and a child from one family were killed and six others wounded when gunmen attacked a house near the city
The UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Robert Serry, received a group of 20 women leaders and
Hoda Gameel is 22 and one of the millions of women in Egypt thrust by need and circumstance into the world of work.
On a cold winter day, Iranian women's rights activist and journalist Fariba Davoodi Mohajer made an about-face: Havin
Over the past weeks Amnesty International and other human rights organizations have been highlighting the plight of t
Anat Hoffman, leader of the Women of the Wall prayer group, was arrested at the Western Wall on Monday for holding a
Addressing a meeting of the Community of Democracies in Krakow, Poland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke of t
Iran needs to take all feasible precautions to spare civilians at risk of serious harm from artillery bombardment and
A UN report on Iraq shows human rights in the country remain a cause for concern, in spite of improvements in securit
Zeynab Bayazidi, former member of the Kurdistan Human Rights Organization, has gone on hunger strike in Zanjan prison
Iran might not send its girls' soccer team to the Youth Olympics in Singapore next month because of a dispute over th
It is clearly stated in Article 5 of the U.N.
An Israel soldier is to face manslaughter charges for shooting dead two Palestinian women during Israel's invasion of
Three decades of wars, massacres and sectarian killings have left Iraq with as many as a million widows, by Iraqi gov
UNIFEM and its partner organization, the Women's Information Center, have organized a series of meetings in cooperati
In one of the more prominent of a series of recent rape scandals in Kurdish dominated southeastern Turkey, at least f
Women's legal status is weak in patriarchal Palestinian society.
August marks Abdullah bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud's fifth year as king of Saudi Arabia, a good moment to assess reforms i
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) has been informed by reliable sources of the imminent execution of Ms.
At a time when insecurity is on the rise in Baghdad, women and girls in Baghdad told Human Rights Watch that the inse
A gender gap exists at all levels of Palestinian society and has widened in recent years in the face of rising levels