“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.”
On any given night in eastern DRC, armed groups of men will overrun a village and divide into bands of three to five,
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
A Western Sahara activist expelled by Morocco has been allowed to return from Spain after maintaining a hunger strike
The UN Security Council faces a Srebrenica moment when it votes on December 21st to renew the mandate for MONUC, its
The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful
Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.
Why are you raping us and raping kids? If you cannot propose, come to us women, we will connect you.
"When the tenth man finished raping me they said they were going to rape my daughter.
Women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing increasingly brutal sexual assaults and the
According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year's highly contested presidential election an es
Women often bear the brunt of poverty and human rights abuses; but as activists they use these roles to trigger posit
On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o
A landmark UN treaty on women's rights, which will be 30 years old next week, is in danger of being politically under
Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov
Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t
Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have
The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus
Cases of gender-based sexual violence are higher in the Great Lakes region than any other part of the world, regional
Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 November.
Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 Novem
Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki
Thirty years after an international treaty banning discrimination against women came into force, women and girls are
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the
Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,
Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har
Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondar
Guinean soldiers raped at least 100 women during a crackdown on protesters in September, a human righ
Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili
This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international communit
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres stressed on Wednesday that his agency was fully committed t
The United Nations announced Tuesday $10.5 million in new grants to bolster international efforts to end violence aga
In honoring Zimbabwe's tenacious women protesters at the White House on Monday, President Obama gave his sharpest cri
Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency for parts of the southern island of Minda
More than 175 human rights and feminist leaders--including three Nobel Peace Prize winners and leaders of national an
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Viole
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
In Cameroon it was used to bring justice to village women suffering rape and other physical abuse from their husbands
A women's advocacy network recently highlighted Sudanese women's rights with a presentation to an African human right
2009 is a significant year in the African women's rights calendar.
In Liberia rape survivors are increasingly speaking up and seeking help as awareness of rights increa
A 20-year-old woman divorcee accused of committing adultery in Somalia has been stoned to death by Islamists in fr
Climate change strikes it fiercest blow against the poorest, most vulnerable people around the world, according to a
Women in developing countries are among the most vulnerable to the effects of crisis - be that climate change, food p
Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e
CEDAW or the U.N.