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July 13, 2014 (Soloman Star)
Prominent women-leaders from the Central-West region of Western province excelled to greater heights in knowledge and understanding of their roles and responsibilities in building and maintaining peace in the province, after attending a time-bound, extremely informative, emotional but fun, hope-filled and commitment-setting peace-building conference early last month. The conference was held on the 3rd
July 07, 2014 (The Free Press Journal)
Gender-based violence, sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity all flourish in times of conflict, says a review, suggesting clinicians need to be sensitive and aware of the unique challenges of women's reproductive health needs in such times, says IANS.
June 24, 2014 (Associated Press)
Extremists have abducted 60 more girls and women and 31 boys in weekend attacks on villages in northeast Nigeria, witnesses said Tuesday, another sign of the Nigerian military's failure to curb an Islamic uprising. Some married women were taken along with their children who range in age from three to 15, said witnesses.
May 20, 2014 (CNN International)
A series of gold-framed pictures cover the wall from left to right inside the working space of Senegalese human rights activist Bineta Diop. Nelson Mandela, Paul Kagame, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Yasser Arafat -- they're all here. This is Diop's wall of memories, reminders of meetings and accomplishments over the years.
May 09, 2014 (Radio Tamazuj)
The Western Bahr el Ghazal State government in collaboration with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan organized a workshop on the role of women in peace-building and conflict resolution on Thursday.
April 04, 2014 (The Daily Beast)
Taking their long-denied place at the table, women are proving deft negotiators at creating peace. Former U.S. Ambassador Swanee Hunt reports.
April 03, 2014 (E-PAO)
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women. Every year, representatives of Member States gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to evaluate progress on gender equality, identify challenges, set global standards and formulate concrete policies to promote gender equality and women's empowerment worldwide. The Commission met from 9-21March 2014 in New York this year. Team of Control Arms Foundation of India and Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network were present there and hosted a parallel event under the theme
February 18, 2014 (Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy)
On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo Cuscatlan, in El Salvador. This post-graduate course on participation and leadership of women in politics was organized by the Association of Parliamentarians and Former Parliamentarians of El Salvador (ASPARLEXAL) in coordination with the Business Foundation for Educational Development (FEPADE), the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) and Cordaid. The event was chaired by representatives of the Board of ASPARLEXAL, the Ambassador of Canada in El Salvador and representatives of NIMD, Cordaid and FEPADE.
February 06, 2014 (Chicago Tribune News )
Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and ill-treatment, including the threat of sexual abuse, Human Rights Watch said in a report published on Thursday. Many women were detained for months or even years without charge before seeing a judge, HRW said, and security forces often questioned them about their male relatives' activities rather than crimes in which they themselves were implicated.
January 17, 2014 (MR Zine)
If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary. There women have always had a central role. Think of Agustina of Aragon, Olga Benário, Tania Bunke, Maria Grajales, and Celia Sánchez, or even (stretching a bit) the legendary Amazons. It is not for nothing that Liberté -- the allegorical figure depicted by Delacroix in the barricades of the July Revolution -- is a woman.