“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.”
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari
February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.
The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l
The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.
In March 2004, President George W.
Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18
Six women were arrested at the Western Wall on Thursday for wearing prayer shawls during services in a manner that ha
The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
With Mohammad Morsi's inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012, many Egyptians hoped that the country's fitful
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
Nearly two years after the start of Arab Spring uprisings, Arab women are facing the reality that toppling dictators
With the support of the European Union, Save the Children and its partner in Lebanon KAFA (Enough) Violence and Explo
Egyptians have finally spoken out regarding the attacks by Salafist Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr against female Eg
Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh
At a news conference by the “My Nationality Is a Right for Me and My Family” campaign and the National Al
Government forces in Syria are targeting women for rape and assault as the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad
A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
Expressing grave concern about the ongoing violence that has impacted Bahrain with forty-four casualties, the BCHR &n
This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &
As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea
Six shelters for battered women are likely to close because the organizations running them for years did not win the
This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family memb
On November 25, 2010, Lebanon joined over 55 countries around the world by organising the first White Ribbon Campaign
The White House was quick to deny a Financial Times report two weeks ago that U.S.
“The Russian Compound...” said Jehan Dahadha, before trailing off.
A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.
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.
This report explores the role of UNSCR 1325 in establishing a constructive, threat-free atmosphere among Iranian poli
Almost seven years after Naila Farhat, 20, became another victim of an acid throwing attack by a spurned suitor, she