“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.”
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines
Women in Israel have very different views on what the basic threats against their security are, depending on factors
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh
Suleman Khan demanded justice from the tribal elders.
Syrian women and girls coming to Lebanon are at increased risk of multiple forms of violence due to generalized insec
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
Shanta Chaudhary was eight years old when her parents sold her into effective slavery for $75, sending her to scrub,
Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the “giving
The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc
Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo
Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current confli
That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.
The birth of a girl, so goes a popular Hindu saying, is akin to the arrival of Lakshmi - the four-armed goddess of we
Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "massacred" about 100 people, including many women and children,
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
Just hours after a correspondent for Britain's Channel 4 News filed a video report from the Syrian village of Houla,
The Domestic Violence Bill was first introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly in 2006 by a woman member of the Paki
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo
Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.
Authorities in Uzbekistan have reportedly been running a secret program in the last two years to sterilize women, oft
Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni
The debate on development, peace and the rule of law entails the notion of reciprocity, as one is necessarily anchore
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
Stakeholders from the various sectors in the province gathered last March 19 at the Institute of Peace and Developmen
Arbitrary arrests. Administrative detention. Abductions. Enforced disappearances. Torture. Rape. Beatings.
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Myanmar and its army are continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, namely in ethnic areas with on
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
Expressing grave concern about the ongoing violence that has impacted Bahrain with forty-four casualties, the BCHR &n