“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.”
Over the past decade there has been growing recognition of the importance of women's engagement in all aspects of con
In 2000, UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 called on all member states and the United Nations (UN) system t
As we reflect upon another year gone by, we do so upon a tide of turmoil, hope and revolution sweeping across the Ara
There has been a lot of public outcry over corruption in Uganda and Africa as a continent.
Crisis and trouble in the world dominate the headlines, but a woman's world remains silent and unnoticed.
The "No to Oppressing Women" Initiative, which focuses on the rights of Sudanese women, was preparing to ho
The modern Indonesian women's movement began in the early 1900s, hand-in-hand with the growing nationalism in the cou
Women in Zimbabwe have come out strongly against the idea of holding elections in 2011, saying that a full implementa
“Civil society can and should monitor and evaluate the implementation of the resolution on the national level a
Galkayo (RBC Radio):- THE curtain fell in style 10th December 2010 on the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Vi
Good gender representation in the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) offers opportunity to women to empower themselves thro
As calls for an early election grow louder, the country's civic society groups want government to launch a countrywid
Long-term activism in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has empowered women to protect themselves through
UNAMID, in collaboration with the South Darfur Legislature and the State Committee for Combating Violence Against Wom
Sixteen years after Burma's military regime reached a ceasefire deal with the country's second largest rebel group, t
While the current global financial and economic crisis brings many nations to their public-spending knees, military s
Shukria Barakzai is a prominent Afghan lawmaker and journalist who has campaigned for media freedom and women's r
Amid incessant campaigns to end violence against women, the abuse of women continues right in front of our eyes.
The few women's crisis centres that exist in Kyrgyzstan are finding it hard to carry on as the international donor su
While none of the previous attempts at formal peacemaking in Sri Lanka allowed women any role in the negotiating proc
In the frame of his visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan to participate in Astana OSCE Summit, UN Secretary-General, M
The United Nations Secretary-General's campaign "UNiTE to End Violence Against Women" got off to a powerful
Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe has told women in South Africa that equality between men and women was a human
This compilation of resources for women human rights defenders at risk is the result of a research endeavor launched
As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating the 16-days of activism against gender violence which begin
Women leaders rallied behind Secretary Teresita Deles of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process
IT IS an irony, a painful one, that peacemakers who seek to broker a swift end to conflict and a lasting and enduring
Tanzania has been trying to come to terms with its dismal election performance in respect to the quantity of women el
In 1996, the British Council sponsored a resource person Ms.
With women the world over facing the fear of falling victim to violent crime on a daily basis, the 16 days of Activis
United Nations -- With barely 55 days left until a referendum on independence for southern Sudan, the U.N.
Women have long played a positive role in the building of peace and security in the Pacific.
A THREE-DAY workshop on the 2010 National Diagnostic Study and Think Tank on Women in Shared Decision Making will off
Championing the emancipation of Afghan women is emerging as a possible non-military, post-combat role for Canada as p
Switzerland is taking further steps to implement an international resolution that aims to increase the participation
Dozens of women were arrested en masse in Urfa during their march against gender-based violence and for the protectio
The Women's Movement spearheaded by the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) recently launched the Uganda Women's Ag
In all areas of a peace process — cessation of hostilities, sustainability and credibility of peace on the grou
Women human rights defenders meeting in Banjul as a prelude to the 48th Ordinary session of the African Centre for De
In June 2000, the African Women's Development Fund (AWDF) was launched through the efforts of its co-founders, Joana
Since democracy was restored two decades ago, Chile has worked hard to progress in areas as essential as the reestabl
The Royal Government of Cambodia encourages for having more women participations in national and sub-national institu
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Last week two girls, aged 14 and 18, were shot in a public execution in Somalia after the extremist
Marzia is a police officer in uniform, still a rare sight in Afghan society, even though the female component of the
On October 27, 2010 Osh Province State Administration hosted a province level seminar on “Strengthening the rol
According to a report released Monday by the MIT Center for International Studies and the International Civil Society
A women's peace delegation – led by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams – wrapped up a seven-day tour of I