In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.
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
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
Prominent female lawmaker and rights activist Leyla Zana who symbolises the Kurdish struggle in Turkey has joined hun
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives
Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan
In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.
Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b
Kurds are a forgotten people.
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza
The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head
Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.
Dominant human rights frameworks tend to define women's human rights in terms of individual political rights, a frame
On 18 January 2011, in Cairo, Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old blogger, posted a video on Facebook calling for a demonstr
The societal and political transformations sweeping the Arab region have empowered large segments of the region's pop
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
A number of news articles, news programs, and pundits have described the “Arab Spring” as an "Arab S
American journalist Lara Logan explained on camera how she endured a sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but cou
Successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt in the last year have sparked movements against dictatorships across the Mi
I woke up early that Sunday morning last May to attend the Nakba Day at Kass-Kass Park, just outside of Shatila Pales
Outgoing head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, a seven-year veteran of Afghan aid efforts, said a
About 60,000 Kachin villagers fleeing Burma Army attacks and persecution, who are sheltering in Kachin-controlled ter
For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
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
“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
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
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