“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.”
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
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 number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th
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
The 140-page report provides detailed accounts of 75 cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse that occurred from 2006-2
1 Billion Rising campaign states, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime"
A teenage Afghan rape victim who secured a rare conviction of her attacker has said she was assaulted this month for
Hundreds of protesters have gathered outside the prime minister's residence in Nepal for a 10th day to protest agains
A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p
“Following the political change of 2006, concrete steps have been taken to empower women and increase the propo
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue
Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have be
The once remarkable gains in protecting and promoting equality between women and men in Afghanistan are now facing th
The United States has not had an easy couple of months in Afghanistan.
Sri Lanka, an island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, boasts an exotic beauty – attracting thousands of
Arbitrary arrests. Administrative detention. Abductions. Enforced disappearances. Torture. Rape. Beatings.
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
It's perhaps the only market in the world where all the vendors are women.
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
The government has not only empowered the womenfolk in the country but also working to provide them space in all walk
Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after
Nagaland State Women Commission Chairperson Sano Vamuzo has said that the impact of conflict on women has become a hu
Women's rights have been central to the war in Afghanistan.
The ten year long armed conflict started by the Communist Party of Nepal -Maoist (CPN Maoist), with the objective of
In 2001, after the fall of the Taliban regime, reconstruction of political and economical structures began in Afghani
Afghan Women's Network once again raises serious concerns on the increased instances of violence against children and
Much attention has been focused on the process of radicalisation of young men in the areas of Pakistan that border Af
Over the past three decades, gender-based violence as a form of discrimination against women has become increasingly
The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged
In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.
The United Nations Security Council, in resolutions 1325 and 1820, recognized that women and girls need protection an
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Wom
In modern times, Kashmir is known more for violence less for scenic beauty.
Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and
The government is formulating two action plans with an objective to address the woes of those women and children who
Publishing a finding on sexual violence during the conflict period, Advocacy Forum and International Center for Trans