“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 conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo
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
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR
A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.
The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
A Dubai resident has decided to undertake a one-woman mission to bring peace to the 22 countries in the Arab League.
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
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Given the news dominating the headlines this week (CIA sex scandals and an increasingly Orwellian surveillance appara
As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Palestinian female police's violent dispersal of
The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
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
The defense ministries of Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) are focusing on improving wo
It's been nearly two years since Syria's dictator Bashar al Assad began his brutal assault on hundreds of thousands o
A 15-year-old Pakistani girl named Anusha was the victim of an "honor killing" last week at the hands of he
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women P
Late October, a new government was approved by the newly elected Georgian parliament.
Representatives from faith-based organizations, business sector, academic institutions, media, civil society organiza
On a warm day late last month a crowd filed into a white tent outside the royal palaces in Amman to hear a much-antic
UNSCR number 1,325 was adopted by the council in 2000.
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
NATO and its partners are taking concerted action to support implemention of United Nations Security Council Resoluti
This weekend I was invited to speak about women's issues at the Model UN taking place here in Washington.
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
If you walked past the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York, you would have had a win
The Security Council has called on the international community to give women's civil society organizations a prominen
Forty-four Syrian women from different civil society organizations and young independent activists convened in Cairo
Ghana on Wednesday launched a National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Reso
TODAY is the twelfth anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, on women and
Last week, coffee in hand, I read a chilling email. Armed men had shot at Dr.
Speaking at the launch ceremony held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, the Forum Chair, Hon.
The Department for International Development (DFID) must do more to improve the lives of women in Afghanistan who con
On December 19 2012, President Obama released the first-ever U.S.
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
Today, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency group meet in Oslo
Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual
“Following the political change of 2006, concrete steps have been taken to empower women and increase the propo