“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.”
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
The death toll from an alleged massacre in an Alawite village in central Syria has risen to 22, including women, chil
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Fifty Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) officers yesterday concluded a two-day course on "prevention and response to c
A mother of a three year old baby identified as Kadiatu Momoh Sheriff, a resident of Mobi Village in Sierra Leone has
Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.
Windhoek — Gender Based Violence (GBV) is one of the greatest threats to achieving some of the United Nations M
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
The National Research Council has begun an intense gender-based violence campaigned in several communities in Paynesv
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a
Hundreds of women Thursday marched along the streets of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, to protest against an i
More than 38,000 children have taken part in Liberia's war as fighters, porters, and slaves throughout the country's
At the Bas Fond landfill in Mopti, residents sift through the rubbish, the dregs of other people's consumption.
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
Despite the United Nations' "zero tolerance" policy against sexual violence, there has been a rash of gende
Imagine starting a country from scratch.
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon.
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
Liberia's national police force (LNP) has begun an intensive recruitment program across the country aimed at women.
In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi
An independent United Nations human rights expert has stressed the need to hold States accountable not only for inves
The hot and damp jungles of southern Colombia have been torn apart by war for more than 20 years.
Two ladies, one in red, the other in blue — that two iconic early images of Turkey's uprising flashed around th
Rape jokes, such as the one recently made by comedian Vice Ganda, are more than just ill-advised humor and reflect Ph
Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
The issue of Italy's rising tide of violence against women has been in the spotlight with a raft of headline-grabbing
The violence committed against women and girls by men is a global scourge.
The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent
Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to
India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat
Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.
Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se
Since the beginning of January 2012, an insurgent group has been fighting with the Mali government for the independen
The new government of Somalia plans to relocate tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) within Mogadi
The UN and human rights groups are warning of a rise in sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Some horrific events over the past few months, including the shooting of a Pakistani schoolgirl and the rape and murd