“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.”
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
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – In Sri Lanka, formerly friendly neighbours threatened two women with rap
Kavita Krishnan is a central leader of the Communist Party of India―Marxist-Leninist (CPI-ML) and editor of its
Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations pledges UAE's continued financial and psychological support
This briefing details how the Burmese Army has used rape and sexual violence with impunity for decades.
The Punjab Assembly passed The Punjab Commission on the Status of Women Bill 2013 on Wednesday.
February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.
In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua
Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that
Today marks the launch of an important new report documenting ongoing crimes of sexual violence—over 100 cases
The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in
In the Solomon Islands in the south-west Pacific, where two in three of the estimated female population of 252,000 ha
Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to
Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr
In June 2013, AP R2P released a new policy brief in the third volume of its policy brief series in 2013.
Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr
The male tormentor of the young women of the Madiyav slum did not spot the danger until it was too late.
Three Indian brothers, Ravi, Rishi, and Nishi Kant have received the prestigious Vital Voices Global leadership award
Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l
The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.
In March 2004, President George W.
Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co
PESHAWAR, 7 January 2013 (IRIN) - There was no warning when gunmen killed seven aid workers with local NGO Support Wi
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
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 violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
With Mohammad Morsi's inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012, many Egyptians hoped that the country's fitful
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
The event was organised by Individualland, a research-based consultancy and advocacy group, supported by the Royal No
Nearly two years after the start of Arab Spring uprisings, Arab women are facing the reality that toppling dictators
With the support of the European Union, Save the Children and its partner in Lebanon KAFA (Enough) Violence and Explo
Egyptians have finally spoken out regarding the attacks by Salafist Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr against female Eg
Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub
Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh