“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.”
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting women at Sunday's celebrations for the inauguration
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
BILLIONS of dollars are spent every year developing new guns and missiles, but one of the most horrible weapons of wa
Two decades after the 1994 genocide, a television journalist returns to hear the extraordinary testimony of women who
In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against
The Government in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday inaugurated a m
The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have be
Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.
Four musical sisters are launching a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.
NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
The Khmer Rouge have been blamed for many horrors in Cambodia, but until relatively recently the regime's use of sexu
JUBA, 13 May 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the cur
Both parties in the war in South Sudan have used rape and extreme sexual violence resulting in the death of girls and
Northeast India comprises the contiguous Eight States—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Na
A coalition of civil society groups, human rights activists and other good spirited Nigerians led by Women for Peace
Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women' rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at
An 18-year-old runaway named Amina agreed two weeks ago to leave the women's shelter in which she had taken refuge in
More human and financial resources should be invested in the security sector reforms and disarmament, demobilisation
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations pledges UAE's continued financial and psychological support
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
The 45-member U.N.
A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's
Some 15 years after the conflict in Kosovo ended, parliament has decided to offer legal rights to wartime rape victim
So much has been said about it, so many small and international-scale conferences have been held in big salons, and s
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
The women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
Britain's foreign minister William Hague has urged world leaders to make tackling and rape in armed conflicts a top g
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don't have it.
On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo
Somalia's new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watc
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has come out strongly against sexual offences committed against women and children.
The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.
A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
In recent years, Somali women and girls living in makeshift camps in and around Mogadishu have experienced a wave of
While nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
By breaking their silence, and documenting the outrages committed, local communities in Kachin are defending themselv
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i