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  1. PAKISTAN: Conference on Women, Peace and Social Harmony

    To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 169
  2. DRC: Addressing Violence Against Women in War-Torn Regions

    For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities

    Monday, December 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 172
  3. SYRIA: Syrian War Causing Honour Killings, Child Marriages- Doctor

    Syria's civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honour killings' and child marriages and the breakdown of the h

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 166
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  5. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War against Syria Women: Report

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 151
  6. INDIA: India Assault Inquiry Marks Shift in Attitudes to Women's Rights

    Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 153
  7. INTERNATIONAL: UN Expresses Concern on International Day to End Violence Against Women

    Monday, November 25, is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The U.N.

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 156
  8. UN-ACTION PLAN: Philippines Super Typhoon Response Gender Alert

    TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECT

    Monday, November 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 857
  9. PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Haiyan: UK Aid Delivery Must Assess RIsk of Violence Against Women

    All UK partners delivering humanitarian aid to the Philippines are now required to assess the risk of violence agains

    Thursday, November 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 150
  10. SYRIA: Syrian Women Suffer Inside Their Country and Out

    Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 146
  11. INTERNATIONAL: Arab Spring Nations Backtrack on Women's Rights

    Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 147
  12. MIDDLE EAST: Government to Urge for Action to Protect Women and Girls in Emergency Situations

    The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 148
  13. INTERNATIONAL: ICRC Hones in on Victims of Sexual Violence in Conflict

    The International Committee of the Red Cross is stepping up its focus on victims of sexual violence in armed conflict

    Wednesday, October 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 112
  14. MYANMAR: Burma Support Withheld on UN Pledge to End Sexual Violence

    Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to

    Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 094
  15. CAMBODIA: Women Speak Out About Sexual Violence Under KR Regime

    When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 087
  16. LATIN AMERICA: Violence Against Women in Latin America Everyday Aggression

    Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 225
  17. SYRIA: Syrian Women Used as 'Weapons of War'

    Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 080
  18. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Commitment to Human Rights Waning - U.N.

    The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 079
  19. New Research on Gender, Peace, and Security and the Implementation of UNSCR 1325

    The journal International Interactions has just published a special issue titled "A Systematic Understan

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 101
  20. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Passes Law Against Domestic Violence

    Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 054
  21. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai: A Legacy of Failure on Afghan Women's Rights?

    As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 049
  22. SOMALIA: Displaced Women,Somali Camps

    Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo

    Monday, August 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 051
  23. COLOMBIA: Colombia's Peace Process: Implications for Displaced Populations Are Overlooked

    Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 050
  24. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Reinstates Rape Courts

    The South African government announced this week that it will reintroduce 22 sexual offences courts by the end of 201

    Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 044
  25. ZIMBABWE: Women Forced to Flee Their Homes for Refusing to Reveal Their Vote

    Women political activists in rural Zimbabwe have told Amnesty International they have been threatened with violence a

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 039
  26. LIBERIA: Rebuilding Liberia: Women were Key in Ushering Peace, but still Suffer Violence Post War

    It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 029
  27. AUSTRALIA: New Asylum Policy Puts Women at Greater Risk of Violence

    The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 026
  28. EGYPT: Women's Voices Must Be Heard Without Threat of Violence - UN Official

    A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 004
  29. SUDAN: Time to Let Sudan's Girls Be Girls, Not Brides

    Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 006
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Court Reverses Convictions in Torture of Girl

    A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 001
  31. LIBERIA: Liberian women's war wounds fester

    It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 992
  32. REPORT: South Sudan: Investigating Sexual Violence in Conflict Proves Challenging

    In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 816
  33. INTERNATIONAL: States Accountable for Investigating and Preventing Violence against Women – UN Expert

    An independent United Nations human rights expert has stressed the need to hold States accountable not only for inves

    Monday, June 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 981
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  35. REPORT: Violence Against Women and Girls - Second Report

    Summary
    Tuesday, June 4, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 837
  36. INDIA: NGO to Place Delhi 'Murder' Case Before UN Rapporteur

    Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New

    Monday, June 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 974
  37. PAKISTAN: Rural Women Want Land Right, Jobs, Protection Against Violence

    Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr

    Sunday, June 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 973
  38. ITALY: Italy to Reduce Violence Against Women

    The issue of Italy's rising tide of violence against women has been in the spotlight with a raft of headline-grabbing

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 970
  39. INTERNATIONAL: Saving Women and Girls

    The violence committed against women and girls by men is a global scourge.

    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 965
  40. AFGHANISTAN: Jailing of Afghan Women Rises Sharply

    The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 964
  41. STUDY: Study on Ways and Methods to Eliminate Sexual Harassment in Egypt

    This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 812
  42. AFGHANISTAN: Anger as Afghan MPs Halt Women's Bill Debate

    Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to

    Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 954
  43. ECUADOR: Young Men Break with Machista Stereotypes in Ecuador

    At the age of 20, Damián Valencia speaks knowledgeably about every aspect of gender equality.

    Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 953
  44. INDIA: India's Women Activists Seeing Red

    India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat

    Monday, May 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 950
  45. DRC: UN Envoy "Shocked" Over Eastern DR Congo Abuses

    The new UN special envoy for Africa's Great Lakes region, former Irish president Mary Robinson, expressed her "s

    Wednesday, May 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 939
  46. SYRIA: Syrian Women Who Fled to Jordan Tell of Horrific Rapes Back Home

    The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 921
  47. SOMALIA: Somalia and U.N. to Tackle Rampant Rape in Mogadishu Camps

    The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 920
  48. SOMALIA: UN - Somalia Needs Stronger Judiciary to Fight Sexual Violence

    Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 909
  49. SYRIA: Rape and Exploitation: Fears of Syria's Women Refugees

    Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 887

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