“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.”
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have be
Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.
NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu
Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women' rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against
The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.
A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
A Danish woman was held at knife point, beaten and gang-raped in the centre of New Delhi's backpacker district after
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove
Violence against women in Afghanistan reached record levels in 2013, according to the Independent Human Rights Commis
Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of
Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the
To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit
Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j
Ever since a young woman was brutally gang raped in New Delhi in 2012, the international media has focused on the cul
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
The gang rape and subsequent death of a young medical student seven months ago united India in outrage and brought pr
A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become
Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to
India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat
Despite several amendments in criminal law, women in India continue to suffer, endure denial of constitutional rights
Indian police have arrested a second man in connection with the rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, a police spok
In its annual report, the HRCP said 913 girls and women, including 99 minors, were killed in 2012.
The United Nations today voiced “serious concern” over the deaths of at least 10 Afghan children and a wo
The male tormentor of the young women of the Madiyav slum did not spot the danger until it was too late.
Three Indian brothers, Ravi, Rishi, and Nishi Kant have received the prestigious Vital Voices Global leadership award
Anisa, a volunteer Afghan health worker, had just left her home and was on her way to work when two armed men on moto
Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” in Afghanistan have been reported by the media and the Afghan
The rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi in December followed by two attacks on foreign female travelers has
After the publication of an article in The New York Times on Monday about an Afghan man who had agreed to give his 6-
As the shadows lengthened around her family's hut here in one of Kabul's sprawling refugee camps, a slight 6-year-old
Indian campaigners have accused the car company Ford of sabotaging attempts to reduce the rising number of rapes afte
Around 700 years ago, Queen Goharshad, wife of a Timouri heir, is said to have inspired a Renaissance in Herat, Afgha