“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.”
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and
Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR
Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
Burundian society has long been accustomed to domestic and sexual violence.
The United Nations (UN) has been slammed for its silence on Zimbabwe and the campaign of politically motivated rape,
“I was raped during the war by three men.
Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 arm
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1509 adopted on 16 September authorized the setting up of a peacekeepi
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
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Government of South Sudan to take decisive action to identify and prosecute th
Sexual and gender-based violence, or SGBV, does not just affect an individual but also has the power to permeate an e
WFP has rapidly scaled up food assistance to more than 80,000 people forced from their homes and farms by an outburst
35-year-old woman walked through a field in northern Mozambique, near where a group of teenage boys were undergoing t
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Grisly and ghastly are probably the most apt words to describe the story that appeared in this newspaper yesterday, o
The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and
"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.
SADOKE KIKUNDA Mayele repeatedly cracks his knuckles as he sits restlessly in a small room up a dank stairway in Goma