“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.”
In the last few days, while the world has been overwhelmed by the flow of information about atrocities committed by I
Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al
The state government has reinforced its commitment to reducing violence.
For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence
Women in Syria have been arbitrarily arrested and detained, physically abused, harassed, and tortured during Syria's
AUTHORITIES will crack down on forced marriages, female genital mutilation and the abuse of migrant spouses under a n
The Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit that took place in London Between 10 – 13 June 2014 was a great p
40 participants from Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu will gradua
Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba
Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the
As well as preventing sexual violence, assisting survivors of sexual violence in conflict has been a big theme at the
Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its
Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.
Indonesia has underscored the need for the international community to take concrete steps to put an end to violence a
A 100-page set of guidelines for the legal protection of the rights of women and children was launched by the Ministr
India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.
There is only so much sexual violence against women I can watch before the knot in my gut and roar in my throat force
MANILA – “We are ready to share our experiences in the hopes of inspiring similar stories of success for
Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting women at Sunday's celebrations for the inauguration
Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.
The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have be
Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.
NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu
The Khmer Rouge have been blamed for many horrors in Cambodia, but until relatively recently the regime's use of sexu
Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women' rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at
Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision
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.
A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's
The Syrian civil war has had a devastating impact on women and girls.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ
It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has come out strongly against sexual offences committed against women and children.
The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.
A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,
February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.
Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26
By breaking their silence, and documenting the outrages committed, local communities in Kachin are defending themselv
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i
The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab
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
The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) and its sister organisation the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) are pleas
There is some indication that the rates of physical violence against women have reduced since the Fiji Women's Crisis
A Danish woman was held at knife point, beaten and gang-raped in the centre of New Delhi's backpacker district after
A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and gir
Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove