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  1. UGANDA: UNICEF Condemns Acid Attacks

    International Child rights organisation UNICEF-Uganda has strongly condemned the increasing incidents of acid attack

    Friday, December 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 627
  2. INDIA: "Silent Observer" Fails to Silence India's Activists on Girl Abortions

    A new device called a "Silent Observer" -- hailed as a solution to curbing the practice of aborting female

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 619
  3. SOMALIA: For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

    The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 740
  4. INTERNATIONAL: State of The World: Global Gender Gap Narrows

    Ten years ago, life was still hard for the women of Ijuhanyondo village in Tanzania.

    Monday, December 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 617
  5. PAKISTAN: National Working Women Day Today: Government Empowering Womenfolk in the Country

    The government has not only empowered the womenfolk in the country but also working to provide them space in all walk

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 601
  6. SOMALIA: Silent Rape Epidemic on the Rise

    The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 602
  7. EGYPT: HRW: Prosecute Sexual Assaults On Protesters

    There is an escalating pattern of physical attacks by Egyptian military and police officers against women and male pr

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 599
  8. LIBERIA: Sexual Violence Against Women on the Rise in Liberia

    The public campaign to end violence against women has come and gone but the issue of sexual violence against women is

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 600
  9. SRI LANKA: Women, Girls Face Dire Security Threats in Tamil Areas

    More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 608
  10. PHILIPPINES: Central Luzon Police 'Blow the Whistle' to End Maltreatment of Women

    Photo courtesy of Sulekha.com

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 567
  11. EGYPT: Egypt's Attack on Women Protesters a 'Disgrace', Clinton Says

    Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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  15. HONDURAS: Trials and Tenacity in Honduran Women's Struggle for Land Rights

    Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 581
  16. EGYPT: Egypt Unrest: Women Protest Against Army Violence

    Thousands of Egyptian women have held rallies in Cairo against their treatment by security forces.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 592
  17. INTERNATIONAL: The Courage of Human Rights Defenders: Women Protesting Violence Are Often Met With Violence

    Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 596
  18. SUDAN: Government and SLM Blame Each Other for Murder of Two Women

    The bodies of two women who had been raped and murdered in Gerud locality were found in the region of Kara, South Dar

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 597
  19. KENYA: Helping Women to End Sex-For-Fish Culture

    For the past five years, Achieng*, a 35-year-old widow and mother of six, has sold fish on the Kenyan shores of Lake

    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 565
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  21. UGANDA: Women Up Gender Pressure

    Gender activists have proposed a guide to monitor performance of governments in eliminating sexual and gender-based v

    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 571
  22. USA: Crisis Group and Hilary Clinton Honour Women in Pursuit of Peace

    Half of all peace accords signed in the last 20 years have failed—and one reason is that they were left to men.

    Sunday, December 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 566
  23. COLOMBIA: Breaking the Taboo of Sexual Violence in Colombia

    When journalist Jineth Bedoya stood outside the gates of Bogota's maximum-security La Modelo prison one morning nearl

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 550
  24. NIGERIA: 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women

    Every year women world over mark the 16 Days activism on violence against women.

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 552
  25. SWEDEN: Nobel Peace Prize Laureats: "You Have to Believe in Something"

    Sharp statements about religion, powerful calls for international commmitments and resounding applause, marked the cr

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 589
  26. BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA: In the Land of Blood and Honey

    Rape as a tool of war is uncomfortable subject matter.

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 545
  27. LIBERIA: 'You Did it' - Leymah Says of Women

    When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 546
  28. GREAT LAKES REGION: UN Officials Urge Eradication of Sexual Violence in Africa's Great Lakes Region

    Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa's Grea

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
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  30. PAKISTAN: Horrors of Sexual Abuse in Conflict-Stricken FATA

    Kashmala Bibi* says her cousin's breasts were cut into pieces when five militants walked into their house and

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 553
  31. PAKISTAN: A Monumental Triumph

    The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 533
  32. GUATEMALA: Officials Working to Stop Violence Against Women

    Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 594
  33. SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE: Kosovo Women's Network Charts Alarming Trend in Violence

    According to data from the Kosovo Police's Human Rights Department, there were 9,772 police-documented cases of domes

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 532
  34. USA: Are Immigrant Women Denied Rights Under Violence Protection Laws?

    When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 662
  35. INTERNATIONAL: Violence Against Women in Post-Conflict

    Today we conclude our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence blog series.

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 522
  36. GHANA: Rape and Defilement Charge is 25 Years Imprisonnment

    Inspector Dwamena Akenten, Station Officer of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Pol

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 540
  37. PAKISTAN: Women-specific Bills Passed: Fourteen-Year Jail Term for Acid-Throwers

    The Senate unanimously pass­ed two historical bills upholding the rights of women, The Acid Control and Acid Crim

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 554
  38. BURMA: Rape Used as Military Weapon

    The Burmese army has been following a policy of systematically raping women and girls to subjugate the country's rebe

    Saturday, December 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 524
  39. CENTRAL ASIA: Kyrgyzstan: Sexual Violence Amidst Ethnic Conflict

    Kyrgyzstan: Sexual violence amidst ethnic conflict - such is the title of the new Report of the Association 'Human Ri

    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 520
  40. GHANA: UNFPA Organises Community Sensitisation on Sexual and Gender Violence

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has organised a community sensitisation programme on Sexual and Gender-Bas

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 514
  41. Afghanistan: Women Still Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'

    Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 516
  42. LIBYA: ICC begins investigating sex crimes by Gaddafi loyalists

    A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in Libya to begin investigating sexual crimes committe

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 494
  43. INTERNATIONAL: Zero Tolerance of Violence a Must So All Women Live to Fullest Potential

    Friday, November 25th, was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of t

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 496
  44. PERU: Women Fight for Justice on Forced Sterilisation

    Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 580
  45. South Africa: Legal Aid in Fight Against Women and Child Abuse

    Vulnerable women seeking advice and assistance at the Randburg Magistrate's Court during the 16 Days of Activism for

    Monday, December 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 499
  46. INTERNATIONAL: Rape a Basic Tool of Militarism

    Twenty years ago, the first “Zene u Crnom” demonstration in Belgrade was held on October 11, 1991 to prot

    Monday, December 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 513
  47. DRC: Sexual violence in eastern DR Congo - signs of change?

    During a fairly frenetic trip to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo last week I spent a couple of hours at the Heal

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 484
  48. GUATEMALA: 'Femicide' in Guatemala: Does the concept obscure more than it illuminates?

    Two thousand women marched through the streets of Guatemala City last week in support of the UN's International Day f

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 486
  49. BURMA: 81 Women Raped, 36 Killed by Burma Army Soldiers: WLB

    Within the 8-month long armed conflict against ethnic groups in Shan and Kachin States, Burma Army soldiers have rape

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 487
  50. INTERNATIONAL: Violence against women highlighted

    Support for women and children raped and tortured during conflict will be the focus of a new foreign policy initiativ

    Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 479

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