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  1. HAITI: Haitian Rape Survivors Begin New Lives in Canada and the US

    There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 416
  2. UNITED STATES: Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict: Turning Commitment into Action

    Time and again, we hear horrific accounts of violence perpetrated against women in conflicts around the world.

    Monday, June 23, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 404
  3. UNITED STATES: Hilary Rodham Clinton Awards at Georgetown University

    On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hill

    Monday, February 24, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 269
  4. CANADA:National News: NDP Works to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women

    The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 251
  5. COLOMBIA: Guerrilla Girls of the FARC-EP: Making War, Peace, and History

    If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.

    Friday, January 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 204
  6. EL SALVADOR: Corrected-Can Women Boost El Salvador's Fragile Gang Truce?

    With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 192
  7. NICARAGUA: Nicaraguan Law Update 'Piles Pressure on Women to Face Abusers'

    Thousands of women in Nicaragua have taken to the streets to protest against legal changes that could push female vic

    Friday, September 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 091
  8. 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
  9. HAITI: Haiti PM Seeks Legislation to Protect Privacy of Rape Victims

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (sentinel.ht) - On Tuesday, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said he would be supporting the draf

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 067
  10. PERU: IOM Peru, Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations Sign Cooperation Agreement

    IOM Peru and the Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations this week signed a cooperation agreement that will allo

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 897
  11. UNITED STATES: Black Women's Roundtable Unites a Diverse Group of Women Leaders and Organizations in Support of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

    A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 672
  12. CENTRAL AMERICA: Central American Mothers Organize to Find Their Missing Migrant Children

    “The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 645
  13. HAITI: Haiti Honors Maria Bello for her Women's Advocacy Following 2010 Earthquake

    Haiti's President Michel Martelly honored Maria Bello on Tuesday for her advocacy work on behalf of the Caribbean cou

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 569
  14. UNITED STATES: 'Elders' join UN, Hillary Clinton in Campaign to End Practice of Child Marriage

    A group of international leaders, known as The Elders, on Wednesday joined forces with the US secretary of state and

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 522
  15. MENA/ UNITED STATES: Women and the Arab Spring, Joint Hearing

    Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 718
  16. UNITED STATES: Are Homeless Women Without Children in the U.S. Last to Get Sssistance?

    With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 487
  17. COLUMBIA: International Peace Day and Ceasefires

    Today is International Peace Day.

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 416
  18. UNITED STATES: US Visas Hit a Ceiling


    Monday, September 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 322
  19. USA: Probe US drone civilian casualties: United Nations

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay – who made the remarks at the end of a four-day visit to the

    Friday, June 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 119
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. USA: Military Vows Upgrade in Probing Sex Assaults

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 998
  25. AMERICAS: Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

    It's the Americas' largest reunion.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 000
  26. COLOMBIA: UNHCR Supports Project to Help Displaced Colombians in Medellin

    Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 963
  27. USA: Some Shocked at Opposition to Violence Against Women Act

    Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th

    Monday, April 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 961
  28. AMERICAS: 'War On Drugs' Leaves Latin american Women Lives in Ruin

    “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 042
  29. USA: Gwen Moore, Wisconsin Congresswoman, Recounts Her Rape Ordeal In House Floor Speech

    As part of her floor speech pushing to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) on Wednesday, Rep.

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 950
  30. COLOMBIA: A Step Forward for Women Toward a Life Without Violence

    With the passage of four decrees that regulate Law 1257 against gender violence, Colombia has made significant progre

    Friday, March 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 897
  31. EL SALVADOR: Three women tortured, killed in El Salvador

    The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salv

    Monday, January 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 737
  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. 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
  34. UNITED STATES: Senate Hearing on Women and Arab Spring Includes Discussion of CEDAW

    The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 406
  35. HAITI: Haitian Women Learn to Read, Write and Speak Out

    The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 276
  36. HAITI: Only Emergency Response System Dedicated to Rape and Sexual Violence in Haiti Launches

    In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 c

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 248
  37. HAITI: Why It is So Hard to Pursue Justice Against Peacekeepers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.

    Saturday, September 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 200
  38. HAITI: Ban Ki-Moon Sends Delegation to Haiti after Peacekeeper Rape Scandal

    The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent Wednesday in Port-au-Prince three senior UN officials as part of the correctiv

    Friday, September 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 227
  39. HAITI: Uruguayan Government to Investigate Suspected Sexual Abuse in Haiti by Peacekeeper

    Alberto Breccia, a presidential spokesman, said "there is a criminal complaint drawn up by the military" to

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 204
  40. HAITI: Uruguay Should Investigate Alleged Sexual Misconduct by its Troops in Haiti

    The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexua

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 205
  41. HAITI: Haitians Forced Out of Tents to Homes Just as Precarious

    The way Robert Darvin sees it, he is one of the lucky ones.

    Saturday, April 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 643
  42. COLOMBIA: Women Treated as Spoils of War in Colombia: NGOs

    Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 526
  43. HAITI: An Epidemic of Rape for Haiti's Displaced

    Life after Haiti's earthquake has been especially difficult and dangerous for displaced women and girls.

    Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 532
  44. HAITI: Women Turn Spotlight on Haiti's Silent Rape Epidemic

    Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 479
  45. GUATEMALA: Guatemala Must Act to Stop the Killing of Women

    Amnesty International today urged the Guatemalan authorities to act to stop the high numbers of women being killed ac

    Sunday, March 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 373
  46. HAITI: Rape Flourishes in Haiti

    Nearly seven years ago, the soldiers who killed Halya Lagunesse's husband gang-raped the Haitian woman and her then-1

    Sunday, February 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 316
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  48. HAITI: Rape Flourishes in Rubble of Haitian Earthquake

    Halya Lagunesse thought she knew despair.

    Friday, February 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 161
  49. HAITI: Protect Haitian Women And Children From Sexual Violence – School Girl

    Ms Alexandra Cohen, an eighth grader from Montreal, Canada has made a passionate plea for effective measures to prote

    Thursday, January 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 006
  50. HAITI: Women Wonder if They'll Ever Feel Safe Again

    PORT-AU-PRINCE/NEW YORK, Jan 6, 2011 (IPS) - Up a rubble-strewn street, turn right past a crumbled house, and 60 men

    Thursday, January 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 941

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