Twenty years ago, a doctor at a hospital in Peru raped a 22-year-old woman who was getting medical care. Now, after human-rights groups fought for the case, the Peruvian government has finally settled the case.
A new law in France will now allow first-trimester abortions without requiring justification, and the full cost of the procedure will now be covered by the government.
Afghan women have come a long way over the last decade. We have made significant achievements, many of which would have not been possible without the generous support of the international community, especially the United States.
Around 6,000 Cameroonian women die each year from complications of pregnancy and childbirth, and 30 percent of those women did not want to become pregnant in the first place.
After three days of unprecedented meetings between the US and leaders from nearly 50 African countries, the US Africa Leaders Summit ended Wednesday. In addition to public and private commitments of up to $33 billion for trade and investment, the United States called on leaders of the African continent to make a considerable investment in advancing the status of...
Uganda's Constitutional Court today struck down - on procedural grounds - a package of anti-gay policies signed into law this February by President Yoweri Museveni, but left room for lawmakers to attempt to pass the law, or another version of it, again.
The first World Day against Trafficking in Persons took place Wednesday in an effort by the United Nations to bring attention to the continuing need for international support in order to help trafficking victims and to end impunity for perpetrators.
Norway has provided a $15 million grant to the Nigerian government to help the country reduce maternal and child mortality.
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Nigeria accounts for 13 percent of global maternal death rates, with 36,000 women dying in pregnancy or child birth each year, and child marriage rates across Nigeria often outpace those in other nations around the world.
A man in eastern India was arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl this week in "retaliation" for the girl's brother having allegedly sexually assaulted a woman.
"The United States should not condone these laws by conducting business as usual with Brunei. We have to seek to use all available and appropriate policy tools to pressure the sultan to change his new penal code."
The United Nations warned this week that due to the escalating crisis in the northern and western parts of the country, about 250,000 Iraqi women and girls – including almost 60,000 pregnant women – need urgent health care as soon as possible. Recent violence in Iraq has displaced approximately one million people, overwhelming health facilities in parts...
Dozens of students, organizations, concerned citizens and U.S. Senators packed the small hearing room in Dirksen early this morning to show support for IVAWA and CEDAW--two critical tools the US hasn't taken action on in years.
To date, 187 countries support this international agreement to reduce violence and discrimination. The US isn't one of them. Tomorrow's hearing could be an opportunity to redeem that standing.
"My husband opposed my decision to join the police force 20 years ago. It was a big challenge. I was a little bit hesitant to accept it."
Over seven million Afghans, or 58 percent of the population, successfully voted in the runoff presidential election on Saturday, despite several attacks from the Taliban at polling centers.
Afghan women's groups Thursday held a press conference announcing that both of the presidential front-runners had signed a six-point petition for women's rights.
British Foreign Secretary William Hague and actress and United Nations special envoy Angelina Jolie are co-chairing the event, the largest ever of its kind.