“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.”
Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female g
The Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women is still missing, but progress on other dimensions of thi
On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) an
A court in Egypt has sentenced seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women las
The state government has reinforced its commitment to reducing violence.
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.
Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the country's long-standi
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.
Northeast India comprises the contiguous Eight States—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Na
A coalition of civil society groups, human rights activists and other good spirited Nigerians led by Women for Peace
The 45-member U.N.
A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's
Some 15 years after the conflict in Kosovo ended, parliament has decided to offer legal rights to wartime rape victim
So much has been said about it, so many small and international-scale conferences have been held in big salons, and s
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
The women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
Britain's foreign minister William Hague has urged world leaders to make tackling and rape in armed conflicts a top g
On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
While nearly 1 billion people have escaped extreme poverty in the past 20 years and child and maternal mortality have
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i
Washington — The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to end gender violence in the United States, as
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent wo
The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
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
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach