“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.”
Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and
The Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women is still missing, but progress on other dimensions of thi
On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) an
A court in Egypt has sentenced seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women las
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
A coalition of civil society groups, human rights activists and other good spirited Nigerians led by Women for Peace
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent wo
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
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
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
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.
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.
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 UN and human rights groups are warning of a rise in sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s
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
Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR
Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
Burundian society has long been accustomed to domestic and sexual violence.
The United Nations (UN) has been slammed for its silence on Zimbabwe and the campaign of politically motivated rape,