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HALIFAX - First Nation leaders, women's groups, elders and youth today gathered in a Circle of Hope in Halifax today,
Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.
The 45-member U.N.
The important role women play in peace and security was discussed March 12 at a William J.
On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hill
The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to
For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa
Washington — The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to end gender violence in the United States, as
As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.
During the 2012 race for the Iowa United States House of Representatives, there were 12 candidates running, one woman
Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,
The Obama Administration has made it clear that advancing the rights of women and girls is critical to the foreign po
Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University has written the blog: Combat: The Zone of Women's Liberation?
Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.
The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t
The report released by the State Department details the role of women in preventing conflict and building peace throu
A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun
The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi
President Barack Obama won re-election with 55% of women's votes and 45% of men's votes for a decisive and historic 1
Yesterday, President Obama's campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiative
From September 2009 to April 2010, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights conducted a study of United Nations
Reproductive rights groups are partnering up for the 'Educate Congress' initiative, which will send a copy of Our Bod
The goal of the U.S.
When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but co
A group of international leaders, known as The Elders, on Wednesday joined forces with the US secretary of state and
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.
Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t
Women are running for congress in record numbers this year.
Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa
It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.
It is an honor to take part in today's forum, and to be joined by so many distinguished Heads of State and Government
While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem
Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."
Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues, will travel to Belgium on September 17 - 18, 2012, to
On Monday, President Obama set the record for most women judges appointed to the federal bench in one term when Steph
Two U.S. government agencies, the Department of State and the U.S.
While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.
As they gather in Tampa for their 2012 Convention, Republican politicians and party operatives continue to be plagued
Some nonpartisan commentators finally recognize that current US foreign policy continues to escalate militarily as th
Better integrating women into global efforts to end conflict and promote peace is a critical objective of U.S.
In 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a mu
Today, the U.S.
Eqlima is a young girl from Afghanistan. She lived with an abusive father and stepmother who often beat her.