“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.”
24 June 2014 – With women and girls in Central African Republic (CAR) falling prey to a raft of “terrifyi
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on vi
Pressure on the Sudanese government to release Meriam Ibrahim stepped up on Monday with a formal complaint against au
"This document is intended to help humanitarian practitioners more effectively identify and address the unique n
New guidance from the IASC Gender Reference Group regarding immediate steps the humanitarian community can take to ad
A coalition of civil society groups, human rights activists and other good spirited Nigerians led by Women for Peace
The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Zainab Maina has reiterated the commitment of the Present Admin
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don't have it.
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent wo
In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia
Morocco aims to toss part of its penal code allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, lawmakers told Al Ja
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
Fifty Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) officers yesterday concluded a two-day course on "prevention and response to c
A mother of a three year old baby identified as Kadiatu Momoh Sheriff, a resident of Mobi Village in Sierra Leone has
The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201
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
Hundreds of women Thursday marched along the streets of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, to protest against an i
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.
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
This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent
Maghreb women have made many strides towards improved rights, but governments and social pressure continue to stand i
The Democratic Republic of Congo has promised to bring a group of suspected mass rapists to justice after the United
Several Libyan organisations fighting for women's rights held a demo on Thursday morning against deteriorating human
Libya's Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife befo
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
One of Fatou Bensouda‘s missions as the new chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court is to make ra
With the emergence of conflicts following the 2007 post election violence, it is unlikely that Kenya will attain the
The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent mutiny by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of th
A top United Nations official has voiced her concern about the latest wave of fighting in eastern Democratic Republic
Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.
Displaced women in camps across Darfur have expressed their anger at the recent escalation of rapes carried out by mi
Jessica Horn: Were there any early warnings that this crisis would emerge?
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r
The United Nations (UN) has been slammed for its silence on Zimbabwe and the campaign of politically motivated rape,
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
Swapo's Women's Council (SPWC) has to continue the search for solutions to the challenges facing women and girls in N
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
Across the Darfur region of western Sudan, female workers weighed down by heavy buckets are a common sight on buildin
Arothi returned from the bush on Friday.
The chief of the joint United Nations-African Union operation in Darfur (UNAMID) stressed today his commitment to end