“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.”
As the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn
Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft
The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful
A war is raging in the eastern part of the country, once the centre stage for battles during the 10-year civil war an
The atmosphere is heavily charged with political tensions, alliances are already in the offing, expectations are h
The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.
"The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy
Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.
For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
While medical and psychological care are being provided to survivors of sexual violence in eastern Democratic Republi
The official version of Chilean history renders women's political participation "invisible" and relegates t
Cases of serious sexual violence, including the recent rape of at least one woman by soldiers on an invaded farm, are
When Kusum Lata, 40, decided to run for election in her village, she felt frightened.
After two decades of war during which thousands of children were used as child soldiers and many women raped, norther
Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip
For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.
Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions
In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,
A political crisis, which has dragged on for months, crippling progress in drafting a new constitution for Nepal by t
A police helicopter rattles through the skies over Rio, black-clad snipers poised at either side.
The Brazilian government is congratulating itself on the first-stage approval of a draft electoral law that increases
It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in
Paraguay's justice system is seeking to address a major pending issue: eliminating the hurdles and inequalities in ca
A seductive woman looks out from the billboards that line Beirut's highways proclaiming, "Be Beautiful and Vote,
Women groupings under the Women NGO's Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) have reached a broad consensu
Between 2006 and 2008, three conflicts devastated parts of Lebanon.
Since the Law on the Right of Women to a Life Free of Violence was passed in 2007, the number of denunciations of vio
Michiel van BalenSurveying the range of manifestoes and political stances offered by South Africa's p
Women are starting to find their place in the Colombian army.
Women's groups in Khartoum are working together to push for reform of north Sudan's criminal laws on rape and adulter
THE formation of an inclusive Government in Zimbabwe has been welcomed by many people in the country
Women's rights activists in Zimbabwe are outraged by the low representation of female politicians in the new unity go
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) is taking steps to sensitise women about elections.
The number of women contesting council seats in Selebi-Phikwe is disappointing despite efforts to sen
The National Gender Machinery launched its 50/50 national campaign, which aims to increase equal repr
Statements that were attributed to a senior Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) official, Margaret Nasha, about women pol
Two female parliamen- tarians in Ghana reflect on how much harder it is for women to win political ca
There is gender imbalance in councils throughout the country, where men outnumber women.
Gender talk hits town as parallel gender training and capacity workshops will be held at the same tim
Following a referendum on January 26, 2009, Bolivia has a new constitution, with initial results suggesting that almo
As Zimbabwe's government of national unity begins its work, gender activists are pushing for a greate
Government is to facilitate the processes aimed at strengthening the machineries dealing with matters
A concept paper for the establishment of a Ministry for Women and Gender Affairs is to be presented to Cabinet for co
For many years we have been witnessing women being prevented to participate in the electoral process both as voters a
The case against human rights activist Jestina Mukoko and her eight other co-accused was once again p