“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.”
Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and
In many of the conflicts of the last decades – from Afghanistan to Somalia, from the Balkans to the Democratic
The abuse of women has been going on for centuries and it is often the case that a woman is killed before the problem
The government is formulating two action plans with an objective to address the woes of those women and children who
Twenty-five years ago an Afghan girl with green eyes haunted the cover of National Geographic.
Publishing a finding on sexual violence during the conflict period, Advocacy Forum and International Center for Trans
The worst natural disaster in Pakistan's history has created new dangers for the girls and women who make up much of
A large number of police officials across Pakistan have been booked for rape and human rights violations in the last
Ten Nepalese women composed the first exclusively female team that first scaled Mount Everest on May 23, 2008.
Steps should be taken to explore opportunities making police more responsible and responsive towards gender-based vio
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has urged South Asian leaders to prevent violence against women and remove obstacles on
The Taliban have renewed attacks on girls' schools in northwest Pakistan, stoking fears of a fresh terror campaign ag
Every year an estimated 10,000 Nepalese girls between the ages of nine and 16 are trafficked across India's open bord
Taliban violence and intimidation are threatening Afghanistan's parliamentary elections as the government fails to pr
In mid-August in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz, the Taliban carried out a horrific sentence against two
If Nepal Police data is anything to go by, a rape is committed every 24 hours in the country.
Pulling Western troops out of Afghanistan will condemn mothers and children to suffer, a leading Afghan women's advoc
The Hong Kong-based Asian Legal Resource Center (A.L.R.C.) has called Islamabad to invite the Working Group on Enforc
Representatives of several Asian rights and women groups yesterday expressed solidarity with Bangladesh initiatives t
The numbers are in dispute, but the story they tell has remained the same for four decades: 200,000 women (or 300,000
A record number of women are running in Afghanistan's critical parliamentary elections next month despite many being
Although the human rights violations in the Indian-held Kashmir has been continuing by the Indian security forces sin
The story of the young Afghan woman whose nose and ears were hacked off by the Taliban has faded from the headlines,
Nearly two decades after a peasant woman's suicide first raised national awareness about the danger of religious ruli
"If you had to choose between saving a girl's life or enabling her to go to school, which would you do first?&qu
The photo of Bibi Aisha, a 19-year-old Afghan woman, on the cover of Time magazine last week is unforgettable.
Former Deputy Health Minister Faizullah Kakar recently completed a study (published in Dari) indicating that rising n
Time magazine's moving portrayal of the plight of Afghanistan's women is a tribute to their heroism and silent suffer
Women representatives from Asia Pacific countries shared their experiences on the impact of militarism in their homes
In Afghanistan, despite a pledge from the government to protect women's rights and promote gender equality, more than
After the bilateral Strategic Dialogue meeting in Islamabad today, U.S.
Parvina Hangar's son was just 16 years old when she says he was abducted by Indian forces.
A UN committee on the elimination of discrimination against women has begun a review of the situation of women in Ind
Afghan women and girls fear they will pay the price for any deal to end the insurgency cut by President Hamid Karzai
There is much to admire in India today, including its vibrant democracy and economy and its rich traditions.
Terrorism and Afghan insurgency have so overshadowed other issues in Pakistan that it sometimes feels like we -- comm
Women who were raped by "security personnel" during the insurgency period have demanded that the government
Female migrants to Delhi from India's north-east are increasingly being subjected to sexual attacks made worse by
Work outside the home in southe
In developing parts of the world like Sri Lanka, women remain more or less subjugated, writes Kalyani Inpakum
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan A gunman lying in wait shot and killed an 18-year-old woman as she left her job at a U.S.-based
The shooting of a female Afghan politician on Monday demonstrates the fragility of the modest gains made by Afghan wo
A police spokesman Thursday revealed that 63 women were raped in the Indian administered Kashmir by Indian security m
As the world marks International Women's Day, ambivalence, impunity, weak law enforcement and corruption continue to
USTPAC joins the world community in celebrating the International Womenï¿½s Day on March 8th, but
While women in Pakistan are being liberated in the world of today, violence against them is still alarmingly high, an
Finally the National Assembly passed the Protection Against Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2009 after the Criminal Law
More Afghan women are choosing suicide to escape the violence and brutality of their daily lives, says a new human-ri