“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.”
The Country Director of Action Aid Liberia, an international women's rights advocate group, has called on the Governm
The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit
Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
A group of 15 policewomen became the first all-women team to deploy with the U.N.
The United Nations police adviser, Ann-Marie Orler, has welcomed the arrival of Rwanda's female police contingent in
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
Mariam Cisse sits on a wooden bench with her arm wrapped in a sling, her sad eyes cast downward and her voice low.
Zainab Bangura has taken over one of the United Nations' most thankless top positions: tackling a world's worth of ho
Sierra Leone held its third election since the end of its decade-long civil war on November 17.
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
On November 22nd, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the indictment of Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former
The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h
On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1
The UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to employ effective means to fight viole
Six of the women who planned to study at (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women's Peacebuilding Leadershi
A 22-member Women's Interest Group on November 22 presented a communiqué calling on President Ellen Johnson Si
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
“What about the women who were raped who were depending on Dr.
A local foundation, dedicated to empowering women through micro-loans, has disclosed that at least 5000 Liberian wome
Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war
Though only 25, Cassandra Basnett has already made a significant impact for good on the world.
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women P
The French capital of Paris, especially the location of the presidential residence (Elysee Palace) is expected to com
A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynecologist said on Tuesday he is too scared to return to his native Congo after a
“This occupation is the cruelest one that the Malian people have had to undergo, nowadays women are deprived of
This has been a great year for women in power in Africa with the election of a second female president, the appointme
When we read about the dangers of humanitarian efforts, typically we hear about threats against Americans.
Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd
Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing
Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.
By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
IT is both ironic and tragic that policy debates on the need to reform the security sector in post-conflict societies
In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P
My worry, as the high-level panel on post-2015 development goals meets this week, is that my voice – and those
Ghana on Wednesday launched a National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Reso