Bangladesh's rights leaders have joined in the call of the neighbouring India for an end to crimes against women.
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
A horrific gang rape of a young woman on a bus in India on Sunday underscores the rising tide of sexual violence fema
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
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
Marching on Pretoria's Union Buildings in protest of marginalization and mistreatment under apartheid in 1956, 20,000
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
Zainab Bangura has taken over one of the United Nations' most thankless top positions: tackling a world's worth of ho
It seemed like a case of simple blackmail.
Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, beg
Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia.
Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.
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.
The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h
The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending v
Kurdistan Regional Government KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined the High Committee of the Campaign Combatti
On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1
Campaigners against female circumcision have scored a major victory with the approval by a United Nations committee o
The UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to employ effective means to fight viole
The international war tribunal set up to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone
New fighting and a crackdown on women not wearing veils by Islamist militants has marred peace moves by two rival gro
The situation has been very tense at Panzi Hospital since the assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege that forc
A grouping of women living with HIV/Aids has asked parliament to criminalise marital rape as a new report reveals pre
The president of Medecins Sans Frontieres pressed Papua New Guinea's new government to address its epidemic levels of
Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma
“What about the women who were raped who were depending on Dr.
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
Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu
For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women will give more than $8 million in grants to local initiatives in 18 c
A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynecologist said on Tuesday he is too scared to return to his native Congo after a
More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual
Other districts are Lahore, Okara, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujrat, DG Khan, Pakpattan, Muzaffargar
The report adds that the FIRs of around 59 per cent of the cases in the province were not registered.
Activists said the provincial government should appoint an ombudsperson to redress women's complaints against harassm
Afghan women's safety activists say a new partnership with religious leaders can help stop Taliban attacks on girls a
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
At least 5 000 women have been raped this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of North Kivu a
In the latest incident, an 18-year-old identified only as Najibullah was arrested on October 13 in connection with th
“As daunting as the road ahead is, I do not think eradicating sexual violence in conflict is a mission impossib