“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 fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a
Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga
When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.
This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
This OHCHR publication on "International Legal Protection of Human Rights in Armed Conflict" is a very usef
Kamindanawan, a celebratory gathering of Mindanao women leaders, is set to honor tomorrow some 11 Mindanawon women an
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &
As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea
Master Andrew Adansi Bonnah, the 11-year-old Ghanaian schoolboy who recently launched a global campaign to raise $13
Pakistan's parliament has passed a landmark law aimed at strengthening protection for women facing economic and socia
Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the
On November 9 2011 the Security Council held an Open Debate, under the Presidency of Portugal, on the thematic agenda
The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring
Kathryn Bolkovac was looking for adventure when she left Lincoln in 1999 to join the United Nations peacekeeping miss
These are the remarks, as prepared for delivery, of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a panel discussion in New Yor
The United Nations today screened The Whistleblower at its New York Headquarters, using the film's theme of a contrac
Crime hurts, and the protection of victims from criminality is always a priority in any criminal policy.
The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.
The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women's human rights organisation that advocates for g
In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 c
By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.
The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent Wednesday in Port-au-Prince three senior UN officials as part of the correctiv
Alberto Breccia, a presidential spokesman, said "there is a criminal complaint drawn up by the military" to
The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexua
On screen, two senior United Nations officials in Bosnia are arguing about firing Kathy Bolkovac, an American police
Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp
Peace is not made with friends, it is made with enemies.
The supposed sanctuary of Kenyan refugee camps can't protect Somali women from the horrors of a growing rape epidemic
The Fiji's Women's Rights Movement's (FWRM) retreat and planning at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbor was shut down
UN Women together with the City of Kigali launched a project aimed at promoting the rights of working women and girls
Six shelters for battered women are likely to close because the organizations running them for years did not win the
On 10 May 2011, the Security Council held a day-long Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (Po
This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family memb
A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will
The way Robert Darvin sees it, he is one of the lucky ones.
Biserka Vukasinovic has a strong homing instinct, honed from her experience as a refugee twice over, a returnee and a
Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co
The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict and a political movement in the Philippines today agreed to
The raw courage demonstrated by Eman al-Obeidy in persisting in telling her story of alleged repeated gang rape and t
Life after Haiti's earthquake has been especially difficult and dangerous for displaced women and girls.
Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence
Decades of armed conflict, ongoing violence and high unemployment have left millions of men and women in Iraq struggl