“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 program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates t
Nearly 20 years ago, the world came together in Beijing for the Fourth World Conference on Women.
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
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Women in Rwanda are at the centre of the country's development agenda, thanks to recent law reforms, MP-elect Esperan
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi
The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
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
President Dr Joyce Banda will leave the country on June 26 for Abuja Nigeria where she is expected to attend a High L
North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
This 40-page report highlights key steps that Libya should take to meet its international obligations by firmly rejec
Women and children play a major role in poverty alleviation and are expected to feature prominently in any future dev
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
When South African women marched against the discriminatory laws of Apartheid in 1956, their rally cry — &ldquo
At least 43 vulnerable women in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District have successfully completed a nine month training cours
I would like to situate my ideas within the geo-political context of the popular uprisings that continue to take plac
“There is need to provide more information about how individuals and organisations can know more about the UN C
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
This past March was designated women's month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r
Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a joint Nobel Peace Prize winner as a champion for women's rights, whose steely nerves have
Before we finally close the chapter on 2011, flipping a fresh page for a new beginning in 2012, let's not forget that
Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
After dropping out of school in the sixth grade to help her mother, Fartun Abdi Hashi, 22, was given a second chance
The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja consulted with the wives of state governors on ways of facilita
Insherah Jernazi adheres to such a strict interpretation of Islamic modesty that she never leaves home without coveri
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
Association for the development of Saharawi Women, led by Salma Buha Mint Bubacar Lecuara, president of the associati
The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
"Women in Zimbabwe are largely seen as a huge demographic to be exploited by politicians who seek our support,&q
At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun
2011 did not witness the first Egyptian revolution.
For Egyptian women in the March of a Million and other street protests to oust authoritarian President Hosni Mubarak,
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak announced today that he will not run for reelection in September, a victory for the
Female voices rang out loud and clear during massive protests that brought down the authoritarian rule of Tunisian Pr
The participation of female students in Edi Elementary School, Central Denkalia, has shown growth by 25%, according t
With the New Year, we may see a new country born through a referendum that will be held this weekend in Sudan.