“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.”
With a severe limp and no control over her bladder — caused by the blade scraping her spinal cord — the 2
Japan's Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba accepted the Institute's International Peace Building Award on behalf of the
First of all, Pakistan being a multinational federal state, the parliament ought to be so constituted as to ensure fa
Over three consecutive days, ending Sep.
The centre is part refuge, part meeting place. She is part tutor and part mentor to her visitors.
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
Samar women were given recognition for their efforts to keep peace in the towns of San Jorge, Matuginao, and San Jose
The event was organized by the Women engaged in Action (We Act) 1325, a coalition of women organizations and civil so
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
With the support of the European Union, Save the Children and its partner in Lebanon KAFA (Enough) Violence and Explo
Egyptians have finally spoken out regarding the attacks by Salafist Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr against female Eg
The Iranian government and police have begun positioning women as watch guards at female prisons across the country a
Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy
“By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told IRIN in Colom
Globally, 139 constitutions include guarantees of gender equality, 125 countries outlaw domestic violence.
“We have great expectations and hope that she will lead this path of reconciliation and greater participatory d
The slow progress stands in contrast to the government's tall claims regarding women development and empowerment &mda
Globally, women hold slightly less than 20 per cent of seats in parliament.
After conducting research in five main Afghan provinces – Kabul, Badakhshan, Nangarhar, Balkh, Herat – th
On October 1st parliamentary elections will be held in Georgia.
The US-led International Security Assistance Force initially said an air strike targeted about 45 insurgents, but lat
The 58-year old mother of five and wife of an ill husband, Maksad worked on cooperative farms for much of her life.
Delana's achievement is not only outstanding but in the history of Fiji, there has never been a gold medallist at the
“Today, women account for 70 percent of the 1.3 billion people worldwide still living in poverty,” said M
Speaking at a news conference at the Timergara Press Club, a group of NGOs' representatives led by Akbar Khan alleged
To bring attention to the intolerable trade, “Never Again!” recounts the stories of several victims and i
In Syria, rape is being used by armed groups as a means to an end.
A new group running for municipal elections in Hebron is offering residents an alternative to politics as usual in th
As the sun set over Jerusalem, about one hundred women milled around tables covered with hand-made crafts.
Project Respect, which provides support for victims of trafficking, estimates that at any given time there are around
2011 Nobel peace prize was given jointly to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Tawakkol Karman, a democrati
Security forces in Iraq have arrested Eman ”Dakhiliya”, who run one of the worse trafficking chains in Ba
They were speaking at a seminar organised by a NGO on “role of women as leader in crisis” at the press cl
A technical team from the UNHRC office in Geneva on the advice of HR High Commissioner Navi Pillay will arrive in the
The Afghan Ministry of Justice has registered 84 political parties since a new law took effect in September 2009, acc
Talking to APP, he said reservation of four seats for minorities in the Senate and work on 'Minorities Protection Bil
Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines
This was stated by participants of a workshop here on Monday.
International efforts to assist women have produced mixed results: while Afghan women have won the right to participa
UNP parliamentarian Rosy Senanayake says the bill while safeguarding women and child rights would also introduce seve
Many Solomon Islands women slum dwellers have to walk at least a kilometre a day carrying heavy loads of water back t
The seven MDGs include elimination of extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender
Peace building efforts between India and Pakistan are not for bilateral talks at the diplomatic level alone.
Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub
Persistent discrimination has prohibited women from garnering a greater role in the design and implementation of the
"I wept through the journey from my village to Jalozai. I never wanted to leave my home.
Access to information including education programmes for rural women to enable them to participate in formal decision