“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 stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe
In the context of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and of the genocide in Rwanda, reports of sexual violence app
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon.
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
Liberia's national police force (LNP) has begun an intensive recruitment program across the country aimed at women.
In a protest action organised by Avaaz.org and Sonke Gender Justice Network, gender equality activists from across Ca
A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds
One of Fatou Bensouda‘s missions as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is to make ra
It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li
With the emergence of conflicts following the 2007 post election violence, it is unlikely that Kenya will attain the
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r
To gain field-based knowledge on how gender-based violence (GBV) should be taken into account in future peace process
Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s
At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai
Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
The 11 candidates contesting presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo all pledge to improve peace a
A report published in conjunction with a human rights conference to be held in Gambia from 24 October to 7 November p
On Monday, October 3, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will meet with 40 women entrepreneurs from 36 A
African women who bear the brunt of the continent's conflicts now demand to play a defining role in peacekeeping.
Haraza Organisation for Peace and Development
Subject: Peace and Development; Darfur, Sudan.
A crisis of truly biblical proportions now faces the international community in the Horn of Africa.
Millennium Development Goal Three of the UN has put 2015 as deadline to eliminate gender inequality and empower women
Political parties in the Democratic Republic of Congo are struggling to recruit women into their ranks to run for par
Women are particularly good at building peace and creating social change.
Just a few days after independence was declared, the South Sudan Women Lawyers Association (SSWLA) issued a rallying
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be
Female members of the Islamic opposition Popular Congress Party (PCP) in North Sudan claimed they were assaulted on W
For years, diplomats, aid workers, academics and government officials here have been vexed almost to the point of par
The issue of women's rights was used as a political tool by the government and other entities in 2010, according to a
About 30 Sudanese women have been arrested for holding a protest march over a video which allegedly shows a policeman
The analysis of the current context in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) makes obvious the existing persistence
The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition joins the world in commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender based violen
SENATOR for Beitbridge constituency, Cde Tambudzani Mohadi, has launched the Zimbabwe Republic Police chapter of the
Despite the political will shown by leaders on the African continent, women in Africa faced serious challenges with r
A Women's organization in Cote d'Ivoire, the International Forum of Women for Development and Peace (FIFEM), on Tuesd
“Rwandan and Congolese rebels gang-raped nearly 200 women and some baby boys over four days within miles of a U
A recent graduate from Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Amy was volunteering as a rape crisis counselor in Chica