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  1. SOMALILAND: How Edna Adan Built Somaliland's First Maternity Hospital

    Edna Adan has spent much of her life being first.

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 430
  2. LIBERIA: Ellen Discusses Liberian Women's Involvement in Peacemaking

    "Women continue to play a major role in the efforts for peace.

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 432
  3. TUNISIA: Tunisian schizophrenia over women

    Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 433
  4. SOMALIA: Somali women look to brighter future after decades of hardship

    The conflict that Somalia endured for more than 20 years took a heavy toll on the women of the country who now look t

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 435
  5. SOMALIA: Nansen Refugee Award Presented to Somali Winner 'Mama' Hawa

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Monday night presented the Nansen Refugee Award to Somal

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 436
  6. INTERNATIONAL: Yes We Can! (End Rape in War)

    Last Tuesday in New York, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague announced that the UK government will give £1M for

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 461
  7. Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: October 2012

    For October, in which Guatemala has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situatio

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Monthly Action Points91 218
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Violence Stalks Women Workers in Afghanistan

    With a severe limp and no control over her bladder — caused by the blade scraping her spinal cord — the 2

    Sunday, September 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 455
  9. PAKISTAN: NA Speaker Fehmida Mirza Honoured

    Japan's Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba accepted the Institute's International Peace Building Award on behalf of the

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 456
  10. GUATEMALA: Army's Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala

    “In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 498
  11. GUINEA: Fresh Tears, Steeled Will

    One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guine

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 428
  12. GUATEMALA: Women's Gathering in Defense of Water, Life and Territory

    “In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 448
  13. UNITED STATES: Peace in the Land

    Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 449
  14. UNITED STATES: Breaking Barriers: What It Will Take To Achieve Security, Peace, and Justice

    It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 450
  15. PAKISTAN: The Next General Elections -- Some Pre-Requisites

    First of all, Pakistan being a multinational federal state, the parliament ought to be so constituted as to ensure fa

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 484
  16. A Congolese Community-Based Health Program for Survivors of Sexual Violence

    Many survivors of gender based violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) report barriers to access hea

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 708
  17. UGANDA: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

    Proscovia Alengot Oromait has become Africa's youngest Member of Paliament (MP) at the age of 19, after she won the U

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 427
  18. "INTERNATIONAL: Tunisia Rape Victim Accused of 'Indecency'"

    Tunisian civil society is rallying in support of a young woman who was raped by police officers in what they say is p

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 451
  19. SOUTH EAST ASIA: Penang's Women Lead Local Democracy

    Over three consecutive days, ending Sep.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 463
  20. AFGHANISTAN: Undercover Security: The Afghan Women Taking on the Taliban

    The centre is part refuge, part meeting place. She is part tutor and part mentor to her visitors.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 465
  21. In Search of Safety and Solutions: Somali Refugee Adolescent Girls at Sheder and Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia

    The Women's Refugee Commission completed a research mission to the Jijiga Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia in April 2

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 707
  22. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: A Struggle Against Invisibility - Gender Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

    In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 426
  23. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's women are a political force that can no longer be ignored

    Two years ago, Sierra Leone's government invited the women's movement to draw up a bill to usher in the quota system

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 429
  24. AFGHANISTAN: Despite deadly risks, Afghan girls take brave first step

    For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 431
  25. PHILIPPINES: Samar women recognized for peace efforts

    Samar women were given recognition for their efforts to keep peace in the towns of San Jorge, Matuginao, and San Jose

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 437
  26. INTERNATIONAL: Pledge For Every Woman, Every Child

    Women and children shared the spotlight at the 27th session of the U.N. General Assemblyon Tuesday, (Sept. 25).

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 444
  27. UNITED STATES: Millions to Promote Women in Peacemaking

    A former U.S. ambassador has announced a multimillion dollar pledge to support a landmark U.N.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 445
  28. INTERNATIONAL: The Word on Women - Tapping Women's Leadership for Peace and Security

    Last night the East West Institute, a foreign policy think tank that promotes dialogue and understanding on security

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 446
  29. INTERNATIONAL: Women's Role in Peacemaking Gets Multimillion Dollar Support

    Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, said the Institute for Inclusive Securi

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 457
  30. INTERNATIONAL: U.N. Women Demands End to Impunity for Wartime Rape and Violence

    “The fact remains that women's bodies remain a battleground, and impunity remains the norm rather than the exce

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 464
  31. The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army participated in the two-day seminar workshop on women, peace and security at Caluwayan Palm Beach Resort, Brgy Caluwayan, Marabut, Samar last September 24-25, 2012.

    The event was organized by the Women engaged in Action (We Act) 1325, a coalition of women organizations and civil so

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 486
  32. AFRICA: Viewpoint: Are Africa's women on the rise?

    The past 12 months have seen a series of notable successes for African women - with two Nobel Peace prizes, a second

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 419
  33. INTERNATIONAL: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence – UN and Partners

    “In conflict zones, women are disproportionately affected by sexual and gender-based violence, forced displacem

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 424
  34. INTERNATIONAL: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence – UN and Partners

    “In conflict zones, women are disproportionately affected by sexual and gender-based violence, forced displacem

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 425
  35. COLOMBIA: Militarized Gender Performativity: Women and Demobilization in Colombia's FARC and AUC.

    Abstract Women are usually represented as victims in the literature on conflict and conflict resolution.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 730
  36. 67th Session 2012/2013

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    The General Debate of the 67th session of the General Assembly was held on 25 September – 1 October 2012.

    General Assembly Sessions47 368
  37. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring reforms still leaving women out in the cold

    Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 404
  38. HAITI: Will it Work for Women? New Gender Action Case Assesses World-Bank Financed Haitian National Housing Policy

    Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 413
  39. LIBERIA/ MALAWI: Malawi's Banda and Liberia's Sirleaf:

    Malawi President Joyce Banda and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivered blunt advice Monday to those seek

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 420
  40. UNITED STATES: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks At The Women's Access To Justice High-Level Lunch Event At The United Nations, Sept. 24, 2012

    It is an honor to take part in today's forum, and to be joined by so many distinguished Heads of State and Government

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 442
  41. UNITED STATES: Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership And United States Commitments To Expand Women's Political And Ecomomic Participation

    While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 443
  42. Q&A with Expert on Criminal Courts and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence Perpetrators, Bringing Victims in for their Day in Court

    As the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with an emphasis on the Rule of Law, Maxine Marcus, an expe

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 705
  43. Women in the Security Sector: a Regional Perspective

    The idea for making a collection of thematic papers "Women in Security Sector – A Regional Perspective&quo

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 706
  44. LIBYA: Former Exiles Chafe Over Surge of Salafism

    Before last year, Naziha Arebi hardly knew her Libyan family.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 405
  45. USA: Inclusive Security Resolves to Act

    Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 407

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