We came face to face with the use of violence against women in conflict ten years ago in Darfur, Sudan and chose  to no longer merely act as witnesses to it. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Violence against women and girls is a global issue that knows no respect for geographical boundaries, race, ethnicity, age or class. It happens in tim(...)

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 (...)

Christiana Figueres, Manuel Pulgar Vidal (centre) and Laurent Fabius: Recent reports published have driven home the gravity of the climate change situation. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Whatever suspense remained over the COP21 climate conference that will take place in Paris from November 30th to December 11th evaporated this week, w(...)

The scene of a cargo airplane that crashed after take-off near Juba airport in South Sudan on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan’s capital, killing at leas(...)

Irish Ambassador to Republic of Korea Aingeal O’Donoghue:  launched Concern Worldwide’s new fundraising office in South Korea

Concern Worldwide opened a fundraising office in South Korea, last Thursday, which agency chief executive Dominic MacSorley said offered an exciting o(...)

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student from Irving, Texas,  on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on October 20th. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Ahmed Mohamed, the teenager who became a national flash point after he was detained and handcuffed in an American high school for bringing in a homema(...)

A child with moderate malnutrition at the office of Action Contre la Faim (Action Against Hunger) in Aweil, Northern Bahr El-Ghazal state in South Sudan. According to reports, from 2.5 million to 4.6 million people are classified severely food insecure in South Sudan. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/ AFP/Getty Images

It’s a shift that has taken place slowly and without fanfare, but in the past 50 years the worst types of famine have become dramatically less frequen(...)

The Eurotunnel terminal area  near Calais,  France. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Two more suspected illegal immigrants have been arrested after walking through the Channel Tunnel to reach Britain. The latest security breach in the (...)

Pope Francis at the UN: he  blamed the “misuse and destruction of the environment” on “a selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity” Photograph: Adrees Latif/Reuters

Pope Francis continued his groundbreaking visit to the US with further strong appeals for action, demanding peace and environmental justice before t(...)

Migrants reach out to get food during their walk out of Budapest  on Friday. Photograph: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

Some call them migrants, some call them refugees. I call them mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters and brothers. The photograph of the little bo(...)