“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.”
Women peace campaigners from Aotearoa, Australia, Hawai'i, Japan, Philippines and Polynesia/Te Ao Maohi have called f
The 45-member U.N.
The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab
GENEVA (AP) — The leader of Syria's Western-backed opposition said Thursday he will give his negotiating team t
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Afghanistan has its first female police chief after appointing an officer with 25 years experience to head a district
Aside from ushering in hitherto unprecedented changes, the Arab Spring also brought to the fore an unsaid aspect &mda
ZAHLEH, LEBANON — Fear, confusion and a lack of information are preventing many Syrian refugees in Lebanon from
GENEVA - Syrian activists said Monday that the voice of women from the war-ravaged nation must not be sidelined at pe
More than 38,000 children have taken part in Liberia's war as fighters, porters, and slaves throughout the country's
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
China, Russia, Pakistan and Azerbaijan abstained from a U.N.
This is the case in the autonomous region of Bougainville in the east of the country, where disarmament remains elusi
In the past two decades, experts monitoring the international arms trade recorded more than 500 violations of United
Negotiations are (nearly) underway at UN headquarters in New York over a proposed Arms Trade Treaty.
Ahead of July, when final negotiations will be held at the UN on the ATT initiative, several civil society groups and
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul
If one thing holds the overall movement of peace movements together it is the goal of violence reduction.
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
"A dead rat is worth more than the body of a woman." Those were the words of one distraught young woman who
Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.
Sharp statements about religion, powerful calls for international commmitments and resounding applause, marked the cr
I remember one day, when I was working in Belfast – it was back in the nineties.
As wars become less about states and more about societies, women can play a greater role in shaping or ending conflic
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
More policies and programmes must address the needs of female-headed households in Sri Lanka's former conflict zone,
Right through our one hour interview, she kept twitching her fingers nervously.
In the regions newly liberated from conflict, the struggle still continues for women.
On December 25, a female suicide bomber, not more than 18 years of age, blew herself up killing at least 47 people an
Nepal´s development partners have expressed readiness to continue their support to the peace building process i
A new study says female military members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are more likely to suffer from mental he
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
The government is formulating two action plans with an objective to address the woes of those women and children who
As a political instrument of power projection and status, nuclear weapons carry a peculiarly masculine symbolism.
The perception that women are only ever victims of conflict ignores the large numbers of female combatants, which can
As more women join the military, they need services that range from medical and psychological treatment to homeless p
The first "Peace and Equal Opportunities in Congo after 50 years of independence" fair opened on 18th March