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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.

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  • July 22, 2014
    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 22, 2014
    ANGOLA: Listening to Rural Women Problems Indicates Promotion of Human Rights The program of listening to problems facing women in the rural areas, opened this year by the government, indicates the promotion of human rights in the country.
  • 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.