“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.”
Women representatives from Asia Pacific countries shared their experiences on the impact of militarism in their homes
In a room thousands of miles from her prison cell in northeastern Iran, the fear that has gripped Sakineh Mohammadi A
Women's precarious rights in Afghanistan have begun seeping away.
Two Malaysian women have been cleared to hear the same cases as their male colleagues in Sharia court.
The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin
Davao City, Philippines—In celebration of the International Women's Month this March, the Philippine government
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
It was a typically hot, humid day in this eastern coastal village.
A group of NATO Training Mission –Afghanistan mentors hosted a women's forum for female Afghan National Army me
Lebanon may be used as a regional base for the spread of gender equality, a representative from the Council of Europe
The Khmer Rouge tribunal delivered its first verdict on Monday and sentenced a top leader of the genocidal regime, co
"Today I was again contacted after being interrogated, I was summoned through a telephone call.
The former Cambodian Khmer Rouge prison chief Duch, who was convicted of crimes against humanity, will appeal against
In five years, women will occupy half of all executive positions in government.
A female political prisoner in Kachin state's Putao prison was beaten up by prison guards when she tried to stop them
In Afghanistan, despite a pledge from the government to protect women's rights and promote gender equality, more than
Increasing the participation of Iraqi women in conflict resolution and in building a lasting peace were among the iss
The Solomon Islands government defied and agreement signed with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Ag
Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Teresita “Ging” Deles is getting a second chance to push for pe
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
A lifetime of frustration in politics in Myanmar has not tired Ms Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein.
Amidst the disarray following General McChrystal's interview with Rolling Stone, a much less reported but profound ev
Hillary Clinton today promised that any peace deal with the ultra-conservative Taliban movement would not come at the
Women living in Afghanistan's safest region are retreating behind the veil amid fears they are being stalked by a res
THIS IS not about the debate on purloined text and footnotes that found their way into a Supreme Court decision, and
The leader of a Solomon Islands women's organisation says a number of strong women are standing in next month's elect
A lifetime of frustration in Burmese politics has not wearied Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein.
Amid rising opposition to the war in Afghanistan and speculation about a U.S.
Sex workers in Cambodia face rape, arbitrary arrest, extortion and other abuses at the hands of the authorities, acco
A record 508 candidates will be contesting the 50 seats in the Solomon Islands parliament in next month's national el
Jose Guara Fara, a 46-year-old doctor, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of raping two women at his home in Modi'in
The Solomon Islands caretaker deputy prime minister says if women are successful at next month's national election th
Sisterhood Is Global Institute/Jordan and WLP are launching the second Youth Tech Festival for 150 youth from across
Plans for a peace deal with the Taleban in Afghanistan could seriously jeopardize the rights of the Afghan people, in
After the bilateral Strategic Dialogue meeting in Islamabad today, U.S.
Syria has forbidden the country's students and teachers from wearing the niqab -- the full Islamic veil that reveals
Dozens of Afghan women from the provinces of Kandahar in the south to Takhar in the north are calling on Afghan leade
Parvina Hangar's son was just 16 years old when she says he was abducted by Indian forces.
The University of the Philippines (UP) has just announced that it is now looking for nominees to succeed Dr.
In spite of advances, discrimination against women persists in laws and in practice.
The New Zealand Parliamentarians' group on Population and Development (NZPPD) welcomes the news that 18 women will be
“Women's rights are human rights,” Hillary Clinton declared at the United Nations Fourth Conference on Wo
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.
Ongoing Taliban attacks on women in Afghanistan show why women's rights should be a priority in any political agreeme
A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women has begun a review of the situation of women in Ind