Urmila: Saving Girls from Slavery in Nepal

A former slave fights for the rights of girls sold into slavery while pursuing her own dream of becoming a lawyer.


Peacekeepers leave Haiti: What is their legacy?

As the controversial 13 year peacekeeping mission in Haiti wraps up, Al Jazeera examines what the mission leaves behind.

UN peacekeepers leave Haiti: What is their legacy?

Reporter's Notebook

Why should we care about FGM?

Fatma Naib undertook a journey to understand why so many communities continue to subject their daughters to female genital mutilation and what it would take for them to stop.

Women's Rights

What is Female Genital Mutilation or FGM?

A deeply entrenched social and cultural practice in many places, Al Jazeera answers the most asked questions about FGM.

Al Jazeera Correspondent

The Cut: Exploring FGM

Why does the dangerous and painful practice of female genital mutilation persist in so many countries across the world?


UN: Myanmar violence may be 'crimes against humanity'

UN rights experts urge Myanmar to 'vigorously prosecute cases of violence' against Rohingya women and children.

UN: Myanmar violence may be 'crimes against humanity'

Asia Pacific

Entire Philippine city police force fired over killings

About 1,200 Caloocan city officers will be relieved in batches after some were suspected in the murders of three teens.

Entire Philippine city police force fired over killings

Middle East

'One million children in unlivable conditions in Gaza'

Save the Children says kids are 'unable to sleep, study or play' as enclave faces electricity and environmental crises.

Save the Children warns of unlivable conditions in Gaza


'Atrocity': UN slams surge in Boko Haram 'child bombs'

At least 83 children, mostly girls, used by the armed group in suicide attacks this year, says the UN agency.

UNICEF: Boko Haram use of child bombers soars

Reporter's Notebook

Nepal ends menstruation banishment, for a start

The practice - 'chhaupadi' - was banned by Nepal's Supreme Court in 2005 but remains prevalent in the remote west.

Ending menstruation banishment only a start

Inside Story

What happens to child soldiers when war ends?

Thousands of children struggle to adjust back into society after being recruited for armed conflicts.


Germany: 547 choir boys abused at top Catholic school

Victims describe time at prison-like school as marked by helplessness and fear, says lawyer probing cases.

Hundreds of Regensburger Domspatzen choir boys abused

Middle East

Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation: PA

Officials say the child died from asphyxiation two months after Israeli forces shot tear gas at his home near Ramallah.

Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation: PA


My piece of sky: Stories of child sex abuse

Inspired by her own experience of sexual abuse, one photojournalist began documenting the victims and the perpetrators.

Stories of child sex abuse in South Africa

Boko Haram

Nigerians demand 'bring back our girls' years later

Activists hold rallies amid anger that government efforts to negotiate the schoolgirls' freedom have stalled.

Three years on, 195 Chibok schoolgirls still captive