“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.”
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
Walk around Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda and you will see thousands of children running about, tents full
The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi
North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal
The new government of Somalia plans to relocate tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) within Mogadi
Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.
Sheikh Fu'ad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, the chief of awareness raising of al-Shabaab, the radical Islamist group opposi
Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 arm
Following its July 2011 secession from al-Bashirs reign, South Sudan finds itself in complete upheaval.
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
The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and
Saudi Arabian officials strip-searched 29 Christian women and assaulted six Christian men after arresting them for ho
The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri
This overview by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network will give a general perspect
South Sudan should mark its independence on July 9, 2011, by taking key steps to further a robust human rights agenda
Sudan's invasion of the town Abeyi; sexual harassment in Egypt; the impact of Egypt's uprising on migrants; the deten
The fistula usually develops when prolonged labour presses the unborn child so tightly in the birth canal that blood
The referendum is taking place from January 9 to 15 January, but official turnout figures are not expected until the
The African Women's Decade, AWD (2010-2020) has been launched.
Women activists have developed a manifesto through which they will inform political parties and stakeholders about ge
THE topic, "Women, power and politics" has several dimensions.
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The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points (
The next two years will be critical in determining Sudan's future.
One minute Halimo Mohamed, 40, was at home with her children, the next she was on the move, fleeing violence in Somal
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the February 2010 version of our Monthly Action Point
In October, 2010, the international community will mark the 10th Anniversary of the adoption of 1325, the first Secur
SIHA's member organizations are a network of Civil Society groups working in the Horn of Africa, and armed conflict l
A UN-backed project in northern Somalia is helping vulnerable women displaced by years of conflict to earn a living.
In Upper Nile State, South Sudan, women and girls make up 52% of the refugee population.
Asha Hagi Elmi and her sister Amina spearhead efforts to bring dignity to the women of Mogadishu's refugee ca
Khadiga Hussein, former minister of state at the Ministry for Peace, and founder of Sudanese Mothers for Peace and De
Langiwe Joyce Mwale Ngoma, a recent Nonviolent Peaceforce Peacekeeper who served in South Sudan, was selected by Bryn
Cooking with a traditional three-stone stove in south-west Uganda's sprawling Nakivale refugee settlement used to be
Press Statement: AMISOM Troops Commit Brutal Gang Rape in Mogadishu, Somalia