“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.”
Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa's Grea
For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations o
Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues, talks about her work with the City of Joy refuge in the Democratic Repub
During a fairly frenetic trip to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week I spent a couple of hours at the Heal
The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States submitted to the Se
More attention is being paid today to the inter-relationality between gender and war/conflict than ever before, raisi
A national assembly candidate charged with organising the mass rape of 387 people has staged a campaign rally in the
The international community's efforts to increase the number of rape convictions in Democratic Republic of Congo have
The 11 candidates contesting presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo all pledge to improve peace a
The Carter Center has been closely monitoring the implementation of the electoral calendar that was released by the I
Ministers responsible for Gender in the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Member States have
Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately arrest an armed group leader running for political
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel
A brave mother, Hadjara Oumarou, sat under a tree with her estranged husband, Oumar Sidik, outside their local villag
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to recruit women into their ranks to run for par
Members of security organs from various countries applauded Rwanda for taking adopting numerous initiatives to fight
Allegations of sexual abuse by soldiers serving in the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic
Rwanda is the first country in the world where women outnumber men in parliament, with women occupying 45 out of 80 s
Next Friday, the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum (FFRP) will celebrate 15 years of existence and, if the news confer
Last month, the first woman ever was convicted of genocide.
The United Nations on Friday named two Congolese Army colonels who appear to be blocking an investigation of soldiers
Seventeen years ago last Sunday, the Rwandan genocide came to a bloody end.
The European Union will provide $3.5m to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agre
Tungsten, gold and other minerals used in consumer electronics come from all over the world, but one troubled African
A military spokesman said Col Nyiragire "Kifaru" Kulimushi gave himself up with more than 150 of his fighte
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
The latest UN Women report released on Wednesday, in New York, once again positions Rwanda as the country with the hi
The availability of small arms increases sexual violence against women.
How does Europe compare with sub-Saharan Africa in terms of women's rights?
Washington - The United States said on Wednesday it was "gravely disturbed" about the mass rape of women in
After being raped by government troops, women in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo face the further pain and h
Three groups of armed militia could have committed crimes against humanity when they raped at least 387 people in the
The latest UN Women report released yesterday in New York, once again, positions Rwanda as the country with the highe
A UN investigation into serious human rights violations perpetrated in Walikale territory, North Kivu, where more tha
Some 248 women said they were raped by soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Sud-Kivu province last month, l
This report by the United Nations Joint Human Rights Office (UNJHRO) relates to the attacks on civilians by a coaliti
Rwanda National Police (RNP) will begin conducting special training for female police officers to promote women parti
"The soldiers were calling 'dinner, dinner, dinner'.
The lingering effects of the 1994 Rwandan genocide continue to be felt among the country's children, particularly the
The United Nations Refugee Agency reported this month that 170 women were raped during a raid on a village by an arme
UN Women together with the City of Kigali launched a project aimed at promoting the rights of working women and girls