“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.”
Everywhere I go there is a palpable sense of anger and sadness at the recent spate of abuse and killing of women and
Too often the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reduced to ‘the rape capital of the world,' a tragic title
The Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women is still missing, but progress on other dimensions of thi
On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) an
A court in Egypt has sentenced seven men to life in prison and two others to 20 years for sexual assaulting women las
The appointment of a presidential adviser on conflict-related sexual violence and child recruitment in the Democratic
ASMA, 14, was raped at gunpoint. Two soldiers attacked her as she looked for firewood in the forest.
Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations
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World Bank Group's Board of Executive Directors has approved US$107 million in financial grants to the countries of B
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on vi
What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard
RWANDA, EASTERN AFRICA: To curb continuing cases of rape violence in Rwanda's refugee camps, the government of Rwanda
Concern is mounting that British aid money may be funding police who are using rape as a tool of state-sanctioned tor
A decree issued Wednesday in Libya would recognize rape committed during that country's revolution as a war crime and
Emily was bitten, beaten and raped just a few hundred metres from the UN camp in South Sudan's capital, Juba.
I have met survivors of rape, ranging from babies a few months old to elderly women: in my country, the Democratic Re
The Congolese soldiers march through the night, but not towards battle.
Two decades after the 1994 genocide, a television journalist returns to hear the extraordinary testimony of women who
In the Democratic Republic of Congo there have been more than two decades of armed conflict, sexual violence against
The Government in partnership with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) on Tuesday inaugurated a m
Four musical sisters are launching a campaign to raise awareness about violence against women.
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
JUBA, 13 May 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the cur
Both parties in the war in South Sudan have used rape and extreme sexual violence resulting in the death of girls and
A coalition of civil society groups, human rights activists and other good spirited Nigerians led by Women for Peace
Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern
"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
Time is a luxury and those without money, safety and security don't have it.
Somalia's new cabinet should urgently adopt meaningful reforms to confront rampant sexual violence, Human Rights Watc
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
In recent years, Somali women and girls living in makeshift camps in and around Mogadishu have experienced a wave of
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
Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called upon Liberia's female lawyers, gender advocates and civil society to "
Morocco aims to toss part of its penal code allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, lawmakers told Al Ja
When Kim*'s husband was diagnosed with HIV, he began to subject his wife to unrelenting emotional and physical abuse.
A militia group has killed 27 Muslims in a village in the Central African Republic, the United Nations said on Friday
For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities
UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stre
Female Police officers have vowed to fight for the rights of women and girls in their respective areas of operation b
The top United Nations human rights official warned today that the deteriorating violence in the Central African Repu
An excerpt from the Amnesty International report, "CAR: Human rights crisis spiralling out of control":
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013
How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe