“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
Kavita Krishnan is a central leader of the Communist Party of India―Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) and editor of its
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
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
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18
The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The event was organised by Individualland, a research-based consultancy and advocacy group, supported by the Royal No
Egyptians have finally spoken out regarding the attacks by Salafist Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr against female Eg
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
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Apr 16, 2012 (IPS) - Collateral damage caused by the ‘war on terror', prosecuted by the Uni
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
The National Council of Women in Solomon Islands says women in the country are not ready for police to be rearmed.
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
This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
The Fiji's Women's Rights Movement's (FWRM) retreat and planning at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbor was shut down
The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict and a political movement in the Philippines today agreed to
Decades of armed conflict, ongoing violence and high unemployment have left millions of men and women in Iraq struggl
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
Nine years after the overthrow of the Taliban, the women of Afghanistan continue to fight for basic human rights.
The adoption of the Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000), ten years ago, was a landmark in our efforts to recogniz
Sexual violence in war is one of history's greatest and most profound silences.
“While the men threw chairs and stones at each other every time they met, we women would sit down and discuss w
Women from Indonesia's conflict zones called upon the government to finalize a national action plan to end the violen
The United Nations Trust Fund in Support of Actions to Eliminate Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) announced Wed
Afghanistan's transition toward leading its own security efforts must include the rights of Afghan women.
In the first part of my research-based article on titled 'Iran: Clerics or pimps', readers must have already learnt a
For eight years, many Americans have justified the war in Afghanistan as a moral battle to "protect" Afghan