“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.”
A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
The Nobel Women's Initiative, in collaboration with the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in
UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stre
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Repu
An excerpt from the Amnesty International report, "CAR: Human rights crisis spiralling out of control":
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo
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
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
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.
Imagine starting a country from scratch.
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
This week alone, 91 women became victims of sexual assault over four days during the protests, says Human Rights Watc
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
WHILE Namibia has put in place a strong legal framework to address the various forms of gender-based violence and sex
UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon and World Bank president, Dr.
This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent
In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.
Three officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police have reportedly ganged raped a 23-
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
During the rebel takeover of northern Mali in April 2012, many women said they were subjected to rape or sexual assau
Throughout the lengthy regime of President Tubman, murder and rape were considered two terrible crimes that warranted
The new UN special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region, former Irish president Mary Robinson, expressed her "s
Since the beginning of January 2012, an insurgent group has been fighting with the Mali government for the independen
In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se
The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar