“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.”
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines
Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig
Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo
Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul
From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus
Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2012 version of our Monthly Action Points (
She had expected a job in a hotel.
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
Stakeholders from the various sectors in the province gathered last March 19 at the Institute of Peace and Developmen
Sexual violence in Colombia continues to be an invisible crime.
Arbitrary arrests. Administrative detention. Abductions. Enforced disappearances. Torture. Rape. Beatings.
“I was raped during the war by three men.
Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 arm
Mary Nyekueh Ley has a quick way of summing up her life.
No serious discussion on the advancement of women's rights in the 21st century can ignore the plight of Somali women.
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
It doesn't matter where you look; sexualized violence is intrinsic to conflict.
The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.