“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.”
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma
A leading campaigner against sexual violence in conflict has called for economists to calculate the global cost of th
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual
“Following the political change of 2006, concrete steps have been taken to empower women and increase the propo
Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t
In addition to the 123 heads of state who will meet for the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 annual gathering of U.N.
Saferworld welcomes the UK Government's decision to increase its efforts to prevent sexual violence in armed conflict
Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts
The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network says today the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund statistics es
Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq
Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.
Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to
Ivet González interviews ANA GÜEZMES, regional director of UN-Women
Last Tuesday in New York, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced that the UK government will give £1M for
“In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd
Tunisian civil society is rallying in support of a young woman who was raped by police officers in what they say is p
Women and children shared the spotlight at the 27th session of the U.N. General Assemblyon Tuesday, (Sept. 25).
Violence against women and girls is now universally understood to be a violation of their human rights and it is acce
On September 12, the United Nations Kosovo Team (UNKT) at the Swiss Diamond hotel in Pristina, collaborated with the
Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines
Many Solomon Islands women slum dwellers have to walk at least a kilometre a day carrying heavy loads of water back t
From 6 to 7 September, UN Women and the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice are bringing together the Chief Prosec
While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.
Findings of the Assessment of Gender-based Violence in Syria include violence against women and girls, rape, kidnappi
“Rape is being used as a tool of war in Syria, and, in most cases, it is allegedly being carried out by governm
Last week, forty members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA).
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Zainab Hawa Bangura, currently the Minister of Health and Sanitation of S
The New Democratic Party of Canada introduced a motion to the House of Commons to make Canada a leader in ending sexu
More frequently the issue of bringing men into the conversation on gender equality is coming to the fore.
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Chile have signed a letter of intent to strengthen ca
The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia's parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention o
Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.
Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are st
The French Embassy and the UNWOMEN Arab States Sub-Regional Office signed on Wednesday an agreement to combat violenc
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.