“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.”
It's been nearly two years since Syria's dictator Bashar al Assad began his brutal assault on hundreds of thousands o
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war
Late October, a new government was approved by the newly elected Georgian parliament.
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
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
Forty-four Syrian women from different civil society organizations and young independent activists convened in Cairo
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
A United Nations independent expert today called on the world body's General Assembly, as well as civil society, to t
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b
The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev
In addition to the 123 heads of state who will meet for the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 annual gathering of U.N.
Kurds are a forgotten people.
With Mohammad Morsi's inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012, many Egyptians hoped that the country's fitful
The faces of five men in business suits and one woman in a white head scarf beam under the slogan “Modern Hebro
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza
Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.
Dominant human rights frameworks tend to define women's human rights in terms of individual political rights, a frame
On 18 January 2011, in Cairo, Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old blogger, posted a video on Facebook calling for a demonstr
The societal and political transformations sweeping the Arab region have empowered large segments of the region's pop
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
Today security issues are no longer simply state- and military-centric issues.
A number of news articles, news programs, and pundits have described the “Arab Spring” as an "Arab S
American journalist Lara Logan explained on camera how she endured a sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but cou
Successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt in the last year have sparked movements against dictatorships across the Mi
I woke up early that Sunday morning last May to attend the Nakba Day at Kass-Kass Park, just outside of Shatila Pales
Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq
Journalists, bloggers and civil activists from Abkhazia and South Ossetia had a rare opportunity to meet their Georgi
Nearly two years after the start of uprisings across the Arab world, Arab women are confronting the reality that topp
Nearly two years after the start of Arab Spring uprisings, Arab women are facing the reality that toppling dictators
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
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
The Iranian government and police have begun positioning women as watch guards at female prisons across the country a
Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy
On October 1st parliamentary elections will be held in Georgia.
In Syria, rape is being used by armed groups as a means to an end.
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.
Security forces in Iraq have arrested Eman ”Dakhiliya”, who run one of the worse trafficking chains in Ba