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  1. DRC: Bring Women Into Peace Talks - Diop

    It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 691
  2. DRC: Congolese Women Plead For Help In Ending Violence, Crimes Against Women

    Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and

    Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 684
  3. AFGHANISTAN: UN Calls For More Afghan Women Protection

    A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 683
  4. DRC: Surge in Sexual Violence in North Kivu

    Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR

    Thursday, December 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 681
  5. EGYPT: Legal teams & advocates work to save women from domestic violence

    In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 668
  6. INTERNATIONAL: We Must Put Price Tag on Cost of Rape in War - Wallstrom

    A leading campaigner against sexual violence in conflict has called for economists to calculate the global cost of th

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 633
  7. COLOMBIA: Rights Study Highlights Vulnerability of Colombia's Displaced Girls and Women

    Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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  9. GUATEMALA: Sexual Slavery Wounds Persist in Guatemala

    Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 546
  10. COLOMBIA: Impunity Persists in Sexual Violence Against Women

    Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 557
  11. NEPAL: Women Empowerment Nepal's top Development Agenda

    “Following the political change of 2006, concrete steps have been taken to empower women and increase the propo

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 564
  12. MEXICO: Drug War: Mexican Citizens Fed up With the Bloodshed

    Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 568
  13. SYRIA: U.N. Turns the Spotlight on Syria, Sexual Violence

    In addition to the 123 heads of state who will meet for the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 annual gathering of U.N.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 526
  14. INTERNATIONAL: New Film Debut Shows Secret Tragedy of 'Honour' Based Violence

    The Honour Based Violence Awareness Network says today the UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund statistics es

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 469
  15. IRAQ: Salbi Discusses Iraqi Women's Rights

    Zainab Salbi, the founder of the nonprofit humanitarian organization Women for Women International and author of &ldq

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 471
  16. NICARAGUA: Nicaraguan Rights Groups Call Sexual Abuse an 'Epidemic'

    Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 468
  17. LIBERIA: Women's Call to End SGBV Persists, Want Perpetrators

    Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 434
  18. INTERNATIONAL: Q&A: UN Urges Men to Join Call to Action to End Violence Against Women

    Ivet González interviews ANA GÜEZMES, regional director of UN-Women

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 453
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. "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
  22. 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
  23. KOSOVO: Global Open Day on Women, Peace and Security in Kosovo

    On September 12, the United Nations Kosovo Team (UNKT) at the Swiss Diamond hotel in Pristina, collaborated with the

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 372
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  25. SYRIA: Online Trafficking of Syrian Women Shames All Involved

    Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 344
  26. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomon Islands Women Run Gauntlet of Rape, Harassment in Daily Water Chores

    Many Solomon Islands women slum dwellers have to walk at least a kilometre a day carrying heavy loads of water back t

    Thursday, September 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 391
  27. INTERNATIONAL: UN Women Co-hosts First of its Kind Training Symposium on Sexual and Gender-based Violence

    From 6 to 7 September, UN Women and the Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice are bringing together the Chief Prosec

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 302
  28. UNITED STATES: Obama's Executive Order on Preventing Gender-Based Violence has Global Impact

    While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 340
  29. SYRIA: Action Needed to Protect Syrian Women and Girls

    Findings of the Assessment of Gender-based Violence in Syria include violence against women and girls, rape, kidnappi

    Sunday, August 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 342
  30. INTERNATIONAL: Women's Media Center Project Uses Crowd-Maps to Locate Rape During Global Conflict

    “Rape is being used as a tool of war in Syria, and, in most cases, it is allegedly being carried out by governm

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 215
  31. INTERNATIONAL: Sierra Leone's Health Minister to Serve as UN Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Zainab Hawa Bangura, currently the Minister of Health and Sanitation of S

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 166
  32. INTERNATIONAL: Motion for Canada's Leadership on Ending Sexual Violence Introduced in House of Commons Today

    The New Democratic Party of Canada introduced a motion to the House of Commons to make Canada a leader in ending sexu

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 158
  33. USA: Report Says Female Farmworkers Suffer Sex Abuse

    Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 047
  34. CARIBBEAN: OAS and Chile Cooperate to Combat Violence Against Women in the Eastern Caribbean

    The Organization of American States (OAS) and the government of Chile have signed a letter of intent to strengthen ca

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 043
  35. INDONESIA: Indonesia Islamists Stall Gender Equality Bill

    The fate of a gender equality bill pending in Indonesia's parliament and aligned with the United Nations convention o

    Wednesday, May 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 044
  36. INTERNATIONAL: Hatred of Women Exists in the West as Well as in the Arab World

    Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 036
  37. BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA: Peace, Justice Elude Rape Victims of Bosnian War

    Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are st

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 037
  38. JORDAN: French Embassy, UN Women Sign Agreement to Protect Women's Physical Integrity

    The French Embassy and the UNWOMEN Arab States Sub-Regional Office signed on Wednesday an agreement to combat violenc

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 026
  39. INTERNATIONAL: Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

    The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 029
  40. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  41. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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  43. AFGHANISTAN: In Afghanistan, Underground Girls School Defies Taliban Edict, Threats

    Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 027
  44. TURKEY: 2 500 Women Activists Travel to Istanbul for AWID Forum

    More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 009
  45. USA: Comment: Sexual Assault and Trust in the Military

    Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 999
  46. AFGHANISTAN: Extremists Poisoned Schoolgirls' Water, Officials Say

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 002
  47. INTERNATIONAL: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 003
  48. HAITI: Haitian Justice Sector Operators Trained to Combat Sexual and Gander Based Violence

    From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 004
  49. GUATEMALA: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 006
  50. EUROPE: New Partnership Between EU and UN Women to Enhance Gender Equality Worldwide

    A new partnership between the EU and UN Women set up to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations on their

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 996

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