“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 Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women is still missing, but progress on other dimensions of thi
On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) an
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on vi
The stories of gang-rape, forced marriage and fathers being forced to rape their own daughters at gunpoint keep her a
"Violence against women, violence against our mothers and sisters has reached an unacceptable level and we all m
The women of Port Loko District on Valentine's Day celebrated the first One Billion rising in Africa V-Day on the the
The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called upon Liberia's female lawyers, gender advocates and civil society to "
A mother of a three year old baby identified as Kadiatu Momoh Sheriff, a resident of Mobi Village in Sierra Leone has
The National Research Council has begun an intense gender-based violence campaigned in several communities in Paynesv
Hundreds of women Thursday marched along the streets of the Sierra Leonean capital, Freetown, to protest against an i
More than 38,000 children have taken part in Liberia's war as fighters, porters, and slaves throughout the country's
NEW YORK, July 31, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Reduction of Military Set for Next Year, Possible F
It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.
Imagine starting a country from scratch.
The Minister of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Hon.
It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t
Liberia's national police force (LNP) has begun an intensive recruitment program across the country aimed at women.
Three officers of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) of the Liberia National Police have reportedly ganged raped a 23-
During the rebel takeover of northern Mali in April 2012, many women said they were subjected to rape or sexual assau
Throughout the lengthy regime of President Tubman, murder and rape were considered two terrible crimes that warranted
Since the beginning of January 2012, an insurgent group has been fighting with the Mali government for the independen
In the lead up to Women's Day, on March 8, Liberia has become the latest nation to sign a pledge to end violence agai
Many women have been forced to leave their homes in northern Mali as they fled from the sexual violence of the rebels
The harsh reality inflicted on the people of Timbuktu by al-Qaeda and its allies is betrayed by the ordeal of Azahara
Women and children play a major role in poverty alleviation and are expected to feature prominently in any future dev
On the day the French came and the Islamists left, Hawi Traore folded up her veil and tied on a vibrantly colored wra
BAMAKO // Rebels who had conquered northern Mali offered to pay the equivalent of $14 for a 13-year-old girl.
Tears stream down Fatmata's face as she shuffles into the police station courtyard, alone and doubled over in pain af
Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by
The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea
It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and
Zainab Bangura has taken over one of the United Nations' most thankless top positions: tackling a world's worth of ho
It seemed like a case of simple blackmail.
Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.
The international war tribunal set up to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone
New fighting and a crackdown on women not wearing veils by Islamist militants has marred peace moves by two rival gro
Concluding a four-day visit to Mali, a top United Nations human rights official today cited ongoing abuses in the nor
Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to
One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guine
Violence against females is the most widely reported violent crime in the West African country of Liberia, affecting
The government of Mali on Wednesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate atrocities attribu
How much has really changed since NGO Save the Children, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) published a report that sh
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with several civil organizations has ended a week-long
The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian pres
Increasing numbers of Malian women are being raped by Tuareg rebels and armed groups that have swept across the north
Mali is suffering from a threefold crisis, encompassing security issues as well as humanitarian and political concern
Jessica Horn: Were there any early warnings that this crisis would emerge?