“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 United States Institute of Peace released this report which examines the implementation of UNSCR 1325, its accomp
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari
More women should play instrumental roles in determining the country's defense and diplomatic policies, MKs said at a
As ongoing tensions and what has been called “the politics of hate” rises to a critical point today follo
A coalition of 30 Israeli feminist groups released "A Comprehensive Action Plan for the Application of United Se
A group of women journalists has investigated for five months the attitude of the Israeli media toward women in polit
In February 1997, four residents of the north who were mothers of soldiers then serving in Lebanon established a prot
Thirty-seven women expect to run for mayor or head of local councils in municipal elections to be held on Oct.
Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place
Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Friday appointed Yael Andorn to be the next Finance Ministry director-general.
The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha
Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva
This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w
Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l
Israel has detained more than 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967, the Palestinian Minister of Women's Affairs said o
Throughout the world, incidents of gender-based violence escalate during times of conflict as rape and sexual abuse b
Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra
Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,
Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip
An Arab woman who's been toiling on the fringes of Israeli politics for nearly two decades has broken out of obscurit
Haneen Zoabi is an Arab member of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).
Britain is being urged to look to Israel for lessons in how to combat human trafficking and rehabilitate victims.
He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB.
The Likud-Beytenu list changes tactics • Instead of attacking Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett, it goes a
The Knesset Election Committee will discuss the possibility of disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no wom
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18
Six women were arrested at the Western Wall on Thursday for wearing prayer shawls during services in a manner that ha
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Palestinian female police's violent dispersal of
The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
A United Nations independent expert today called on the world body's General Assembly, as well as civil society, to t
Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b
The faces of five men in business suits and one woman in a white head scarf beam under the slogan “Modern Hebro
Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.
I woke up early that Sunday morning last May to attend the Nakba Day at Kass-Kass Park, just outside of Shatila Pales
A new group running for municipal elections in Hebron is offering residents an alternative to politics as usual in th
As the sun set over Jerusalem, about one hundred women milled around tables covered with hand-made crafts.
Women in Israel have very different views on what the basic threats against their security are, depending on factors
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh
Four recent cases of women slain allegedly at the hand of either a husband or father have prompted women and human ri
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
Lawmakers from 110 countries, representing all continents, pledged here last week to intensify efforts, individually
Today, a full-page advertisement supporting the New Israel Fund will appear in the New York Times.