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Violence Against Women

In this section, PeaceWomen classifies information by Theme- Violence Against Women, which forms part of PeaceWomen’s framework to organize our women, peace and security resources for ease of reference and understanding. It is important to note that themes and sub-themes are interlinked and mutually reinforcing.

Violence Against Women (VAW) is both a cause and a symptom of conflict. It is critical that violations, impunity and root causes are tackled in conflict and post-conflict countries.

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  • July 24, 2014 (BBC)
    IRAQ: Isis 'Orders Female Genital Mutilation' for Women in Mosul The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM).
  • July 24, 2014 (The Nigerian Observer)
    NIGERIA: Women's Right: From Battle To Peace Table The Convention on the Elimination of Violence against Women is still missing, but progress on other dimensions of this issue has taken place rapidly since the early 1990s and also as part of implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action. The UN Security Council has expressed its views strongly and effectively on this issue for the first time in its history. Resolutions and decisions of the Security Council are strong indications of the change in attitudes: Violence against women is no longer an issue of private life, but an issue of security, human rights and war crimes.
  • July 22, 2014 (Cuban News Agency )
    COLOMBIA: Colombian Aspirations for Peace, A Regional Wish The aspirations to achieve peace and reconciliation in Colombia were at the center of proposals in three regional forums on the situation of the victims of the armed conflict that has affected that South American nation for the past five decades
  • July 18, 2014 (allAfrica)
    AFRICA: Women in Conflict Zones At Risk of Violence, Discrimination U.N. Human Rights experts are expressing concern about the widespread violence and discrimination to which women in conflict-ridden Central African Republic and Syria are subjected. C.A.R. and Syria are two of eight countries examined by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, which monitors States Compliance to existing rules.
  • July 17, 2014 (allAfrica)
    LIBERIA: UN, Liberia Shining Light On Ending Violence Against Women On Tuesday July, 15, 2014, two of the United Nations System Agencies, the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) and the UN Peacekeeping Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with the Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Gender and Development (MOGD)-SGBV Joint Program launched a new campaignin Monrovia named: "Shining the Light on ending violence against women" and empowering them to remain free from HIV.

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