“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 testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
There are no court houses in Kalonge health district, a region home to more than 130,000 people, high in the hills ab
The MDC Women's Assembly has celebrated the resilience shown by women to fight off socio-economic hardships caused by
Egypt's first ever democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will make history in another way: by appointing a
It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing
Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip
On Monday, a victim recounted to International Criminal Court (ICC) judges how she was sexually assaulted in front of
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
If new elections are held, Fatema Khafagy will not be sorry to see the months-old Islamist parliament go.
Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag
Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A
It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable to be female or foreign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, birthplace of the January
Bosnia's war crimes court convicted four former Bosnian Serb soldiers on Friday of participating in the execution of
Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Four Cambodian women imprisoned for protesting their eviction from the land where their
International Security Assistance Force commander U.S. Marine Gen. John R.
With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from
Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital.
After four years of intense work, the 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA) missed a May 27 deadline to adopt a new co
On Monday, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum (FFRP) held a meeting aiming a
New parliamentarian Aung Sang Suu Kyi spoke of development, gender equality and the future of Myanmar's constitution
Zimbabwean women involved in politics and civil society have warned against holding elections without creating a peac
Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality.
On July 11th, Remzija Delic will see her children again.
A small garage in Chitungwiza has become a centre of hope and rejuvenation for victims and perpetrators of gender bas
The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, commemorated each year on 29 of May, is an occasion to salute t
Including women in the peacemaking process could bring about a speedier and more durable resolution to Myanmar's ethn
The government has kicked off efforts of Localizing the National Action Plan (LNAP) on Women, Peace and Security in t
In 1982, the Guatemalan Army attacked a tiny village in the desolate northern region of Peten, raping, torturing and
Many around the world have died protecting it: land.
After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw
Amnesty International issued an open letter to President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at their &quo
Anchor Aaron Schachter talks with journalist Gayle Lemmon about a “shadow summit” on Afghanistan's women
With the US and NATO planning the departure of their forces from Afghanistan by December 2014, some Afghan women and
As the United States convenes the NATO summit in Chicago this weekend, the fate of Afghanistan's women is on my mind.
After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect
Windhoek — About 100 people, of whom 56 were men, held a peaceful march to protest violence perpetrated against
Female protesters continue to participate in pro-democracy demonstrations that remain deadly more than a year after P
Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.
Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are st
Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.
The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo
Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m
It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.