“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.”
The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le
The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f
Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se
Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat
Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.
Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are st
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.
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
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue
The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern
Twenty years ago this month, war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the main act in the dissolution of Yugoslavia.
“Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in
At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre
The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1509 adopted on 16 September authorized the setting up of a peacekeepi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Government of South Sudan to take decisive action to identify and prosecute th
"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.
It's perhaps the only market in the world where all the vendors are women.
Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.
There is an escalating pattern of physical attacks by Egyptian military and police officers against women and male pr
Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
Sharp statements about religion, powerful calls for international commmitments and resounding applause, marked the cr
When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to
The Permanent Missions to the United Nations of France, the United Kingdom, and the United States submitted to the Se
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
If an American television network were going to be in cahoots with the Nobel committee, it makes sense that it would
Women's rights have been central to the war in Afghanistan.
After more than 10 years since it was passed, the UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (Women, Peace and Security) is
The ten year long armed conflict started by the Communist Party of Nepal -Maoist (CPN Maoist), with the objective of
The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged
The United Nations Security Council, in resolutions 1325 and 1820, recognized that women and girls need protection an
The face of women's issues in Lebanon is changing.
On the final day of the two-day African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, U.N.
In an effort to help law enforcement agencies in southern Africa respond to gender-based violence effectively, the Un
Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
Within the framework of a visit to Kazakhstan for participation in the OSCE Summit UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon w
Women and children suffered terribly during the 2010 general election given the gun battles in border areas, accordin
National laws must be overhauled to make it easier for women to prove that they are the victims of gender-based crime