“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.”
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
The UN Security Council faces a Srebrenica moment when it votes on December 21st to renew the mandate for MONUC, its
Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.
Why are you raping us and raping kids? If you cannot propose, come to us women, we will connect you.
"When the tenth man finished raping me they said they were going to rape my daughter.
Women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing increasingly brutal sexual assaults and the
According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year's highly contested presidential election an es
A landmark UN treaty on women's rights, which will be 30 years old next week, is in danger of being politically under
The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have
The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus
Cases of gender-based sexual violence are higher in the Great Lakes region than any other part of the world, regional
Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 Novem
Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki
Thirty years after an international treaty banning discrimination against women came into force, women and girls are
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the
Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,
Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondar
Guinean soldiers raped at least 100 women during a crackdown on protesters in September, a human righ
Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili
This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international communit
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres stressed on Wednesday that his agency was fully committed t
The United Nations announced Tuesday $10.5 million in new grants to bolster international efforts to end violence aga
More than 175 human rights and feminist leaders--including three Nobel Peace Prize winners and leaders of national an
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Viole
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
In Cameroon it was used to bring justice to village women suffering rape and other physical abuse from their husbands
A women's advocacy network recently highlighted Sudanese women's rights with a presentation to an African human right
In Liberia rape survivors are increasingly speaking up and seeking help as awareness of rights increa
A 20-year-old woman divorcee accused of committing adultery in Somalia has been stoned to death by Islamists in fr
A woman who fled Iran after alleging that she had been raped in detention during its post-election upheaval has repor
Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e
CEDAW or the U.N.
What if funding was given directly to women survivors of HIV/AIDS, violence against women and conflict?
Rape victims in Sudan's Darfur region have lost vital medical and psychological support since Khartoum expelled aid a
On September 28, 2009, self-proclaimed president Captain Moussa Dadis Camara's troops raped and murdered at least 157
On 30 October 2009, women human rights defenders Ms Patricia Orozco, Ms Lorna Norori and Ms Ana Eveling Orozco, were
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
While medical and psychological care are being provided to survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republi
The United Nations Security Council on 30 September unanimously adopted Resolution 1888 mandating the Secretary Gener
Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.
Sexual violence is used as a weapon of war in Colombia by all parties in the country's longstanding armed conflict, a
Last summer, news in the United States that Jaycee Dugard had been kept in captivity in Antioch, Calif., for 18 years