“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.”
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
The state government has reinforced its commitment to reducing violence.
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.
A 100-page set of guidelines for the legal protection of the rights of women and children was launched by the Ministr
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
There is only so much sexual violence against women I can watch before the knot in my gut and roar in my throat force
MANILA – “We are ready to share our experiences in the hopes of inspiring similar stories of success for
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i
The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and gir
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
The death toll from an alleged massacre in an Alawite village in central Syria has risen to 22, including women, chil
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
Rape jokes, such as the one recently made by comedian Vice Ganda, are more than just ill-advised humor and reflect Ph
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
Among chaos in neighboring Syria and increasing refugees fleeing to Iraq, many Iraqi women are fighting to stop bruta
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
In a historical protest against sexual violence against women hundreds of thousands of angry women and men spontaneou
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
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
“Following the political change of 2006, concrete steps have been taken to empower women and increase the propo
In addition to the 123 heads of state who will meet for the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 annual gathering of U.N.
Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq
Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines
Many Solomon Islands women slum dwellers have to walk at least a kilometre a day carrying heavy loads of water back t
Findings of the Assessment of Gender-based Violence in Syria include violence against women and girls, rape, kidnappi
The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia's parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention o
The French Embassy and the UNWOMEN Arab States Sub-Regional Office signed on Wednesday an agreement to combat violenc
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
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue