Ras al-Ayn, Syria, Monday 25 May 2015 

Exhausted from days of fighting, Kurdish women are leading a pincer movement against Isis at the northern end of the road that leads to the jihadists’ Syrian capital. They speak to Patrick Cockburn in Ras al-Ayn, Syria.


 Herat, Monday 11 May 2015

Afghanistan’s weak legal system has led to a routine reliance on informal justice mechanisms that commodify young women and leave them vulnerable to abuse.


Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich created the non-profit Skateistan in 2007, a grassroots project that connects youth and education through skateboarding in Afghanistan. The organization, which has since grown to an award-winning international NGO, caught the attention of London-based photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson and inspired her to visit the program in Kabul in 2012—especially after learning 45% of the students were female.


AIBAK (Pajhwok)May 19, 2015

Dozens of female students were poisoned in Khuram Sarbagh district of northern Samangan province, with few of them were stated to be in critical condition, officials said on Tuesday.


 19 May 2015 19:04 GMT

A new study by a human-rights group accuses Egyptian security forces of increasingly using sexual violence against men, women and children with impunity.


 19 May 2015

Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties, a representative from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the country said today.


Jakarta, May 16, 2015

The commander of Indonesia’s armed forces believes that invasive virginity tests for female recruits are a good thing and the only way to gauge the women’s morality.


Sun May 10, 2015

KABUL | By Mirwais Harooni and Jessica Donati

Powerful religious leaders in Afghanistan are growing uneasy about the challenge to their authority posed by rare civil rights protests in Kabul and widespread anger over the lynching of a young woman wrongly accused of burning a Koran.


Ahram Online, Monday 11 May 2015

The award-winning human rights lawyer, who attended Monday’s court session, has been detained by the police.


GENEVA (11 May 2015)

 A group of United Nations human rights experts* today said that the Government of Paraguay has failed in its responsibility to act with due diligence in the case a 10-year old girl child, who has been refused access to treatments to save her life and preserve her health, including safe and therapeutic abortion in a timely manner.