“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.”
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome
Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting
Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.
A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s
Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 arm
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
WFP has rapidly scaled up food assistance to more than 80,000 people forced from their homes and farms by an outburst
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
The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri
The bodies of two women who had been raped and murdered in Gerud locality were found in the region of Kara, South Dar
For the past five years, Achieng*, a 35-year-old widow and mother of six, has sold fish on the Kenyan shores of Lake
Gender activists have proposed a guide to monitor performance of governments in eliminating sexual and gender-based v
Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa's Grea
As ACFODE celebrates her 26th birthday this month, and as the country prepares for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign A
As we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we appeal to everyone to participate in promoting &
Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a
Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel
A Thomson Reuters Foundation poll may have found that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a woman, but Soma
Young women will be given pepper spray to fight off rapists, the state minister for youth and children, Ronald Kibuul
UN Women Executive Director Ms.
Armed men wearing uniforms and mounted on camels committed seven rapes in Shagra area, targeting displaced women who
The recent launch of the new U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or U.N.
One minute Halimo Mohamed, 40, was at home with her children, the next she was on the move, fleeing violence in Somal