Capt Deirdre Carbery of the Defence Forces says there is a direct correlation between gender, inequality and insecurity.

Transforming men’s attitudes and behaviours to help end violence against women and girls will be at the core of a conference on gender-based violence (...)

“We need a political breakthrough in Paris to begin addressing this injustice.” A model from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) with a world map painted on her body poses in front of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in the run up to COP21

Pope Francis has focused much attention on issues that are universal to us all and has sought to inspire and offer leadership. What he has said(...)

A child looks on as migrants and refugees prepare to board a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The Governments in both parts of Ireland must do more to protect the human rights of migrants, the Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has said. (...)

Daniel, the son of Prof John Crowe – former president of the Royal College of Physicians – and Dr Margaret Crowe from Dublin, first met Olivia, who(...)

A Fathers and Daughters’ ‘chat day’ taking place under a large baobab tree, used for community events, in Chiradzulu district, Malawi. Photograph: Didem Tali

Many Malawian girls escape abusive marriages, but survivors are challenged with poverty, HIV and lack of opportunities for education or employment. Ch(...)

A father signs a document promising not to marry his daughter off during a fathers and daughters’ ‘chat day’ in Chiradzulu district, Malawi. Photograph: Didem Tali

It’s the Fathers and Daughters’ “chat day” at a village in the Chiradzulu district of southern Malawi, initiated by grassroots activists and village a(...)

Crew members and participants in Safe Haven Voyages on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, docked in Cork city. Photograph:  Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Before last Monday, Victor Springbok had never been on a boat. A week later, the 22-year-old knows how to steer a vessel through “wild Atlantic wat(...)

Went to see that film Love & Mercy recently. It’s a biopic (biographical picture) and the subject is genius singer-song writer Brian Wilson, th(...)

US president Barack Obama with African Union chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma (right) arrives to speak about security and economic issues and US-Africa relations at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George W(...)

The Court of Appeal granted an injunction against the children’s deportation.

The parents of two young children have secured an injunction stopping their deportation after the family allegedly fled to Ireland from Malawi because(...)