“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.”
A new Senate committee urges the government to put women's rights in Afghanistan at the top of its priority list for
Canada should threaten to withhold aid to Afghanistan unless women are fully included in the peace process and push f
Rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment "occur nearly twice as often within military ranks as they do within
As underlined in the World Health Organization (WHO) report of 2005 on ‘Violence against Women and Achieving th
Over the next five years, more than a quarter of a million Congolese will benefit from assistance aimed at preventing
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women kicked off 16 Days of Activism, an international
Two weeks ago, Natalie sat across from me in a crowded camp of displaced earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince, wrap
A week after Hillary Clinton announced that the U.S.
Resources for women in the military services are lagging those of men, and officials within the military system do no
We've already heard a lot of grand pronouncements about what women will mean for the 2010 midterms -- and vice versa.
GOP candidates Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle and Nikki Haley have captured the attention of the country this ele
The Department of State has awarded $5 million in grants to several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide d
In an effort to kick-start public debate on Canada's post-combat mission in Afghanistan, CARE Canada recommends the g
OTTAWA — The Harper government touted a sweeping new plan Tuesday to protect women in global war zones -- one w
The Regional Economic Community Action Program will receive $575,000 from the federal government to support the redev
Layli Miller-Muro wasn't even out of law school before she helped litigate a case that revolutionized asylum law in t
The United States has pledged new funding to help implement U.N.
Right now, the largest gathering of world leaders in at least a decade is assembling at the United Nations in New Yor
Rose Mapendo felt ready to die after being kept at a death camp for eight months in the Democratic Republic of Congo,
Women now have their own “pink team” at the Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System.
As more women join the military, they need services that range from medical and psychological treatment to homeless p
In Afghanistan and Iraq, the U.S. military has fought wars unlike any in American history.
The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks brought about many changes in American society.
The fact that the average American working woman earns only about 8o% of what the average American working man earns
Welfare rolls in New York State fell by more than 60 percent from 1997 to 2008, according to the New York City-based
The United States on Monday launched a new 40-million-dollar Gender Equity Grants Program in Pakistan to advance wome
With this fall's midterm elections, the number of women serving in Congress could drop for the first time in a genera
The 24-page report, “Detained and at Risk: Sexual Abuse and Harassment in United States Immigration Detention,&
This week marks the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S.
There is nothing more wholesome than the participation of women in the political process.
The suffragists who 90 years ago won voting rights for women would likely shake their heads in wonder at this electio
August 26th is Women's Equality Day in the United States.
The US government needs to strengthen its protection of people in immigration detention to prevent sexual abuse and t
This week, for the first time, the United States submitted a report to the U.N.
In honor of Thursday's anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States of Amer
A Palestinian man was recently convicted of rape by an Israeli court after he had sex with a Jewish woman who believe
When Rose Gottemoeller began negotiating the new nuclear treaty with Moscow, the U.S.
The evidence against Burma's junta has been piling up for many years.
A Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) employee at the T.
When an all-male state Senate committee earlier this month rejected Hawaii's first female nominee for chief justice b
Ninety years after the 19th Amendment enshrined women's right to political participation in the US Constitution, wome
A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the
SPOUSES and children of US citizens or lawful permanent residents who are relying on their spouse or parent to petiti
Afghanistan's transition toward leading its own security efforts must include the rights of Afghan women.
What does the financial reform package recently signed into law in the US have to do with preventing mass rape in Afr
South African "Rape-aXe" -- Female Condom with Internal Ribs -- was Created to Prevent Rape
Today, the American Bar Association unanimously passed a resolution urging the U.S.
Letitia A. Long became the first woman director of a major U.S.