News & Events
In this section, the PeaceWomen Project aims to highlight news and events related to women, peace and security taking place on a local, national, regional and international levels.
The News Library and Events Calendar can be navigated by themes, country/region, date and/or keyword. Within the News Library and Events Calendar sections, there is the option to submit your own news items and upcoming events. Please remember that news and events must be relevant to women, peace and security.
July 18, 2014
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
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.
July 17, 2014
GAZA: Women Suffering Heavily in Mideast Violence
The current focus is on Gaza, where the Israeli military's "knock on the roof" warning missile leaves too little time for escape. Women and children compose a sizable number of the 200 Palestinians killed as of July 16.