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1. CELEBRATING THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY OF 1325 PEACEWOMEN E-NEWSThis edition of the 1325 PeaceWomen E-News Features:
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Women's Rights Goal of Meeting in Former Taliban Stronghold
September 3, 2003 – (Globe and Mail - Toronto) Kandahar, the spiritual home of a regime that barred women from work and education, is not the first city that springs to mind as a host for a gender-equality rally.
2011 was not so good despite CSOs input into efforts to ensure that the rights of women were upheld, that is the vedict of women activists. Several women's right advocates have said they expect to see a change in the way government responds to women's rights issues next year, 2012.
In the company of souls departed and souls vibrantly alive, Jessica Horn reflects on the significance of the lives of Nobel laureates Leymah Gbowee and the late Wangari Maathai, and the transgressive power of African women on a mission.
Evelyn Kiapi interviews activist and Nobel laureate WANGARI MAATHAI. As the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute that established the International Criminal Court takes stock of the ICC's achievements and considers amendments to strengthen the pursuit of justice around the world, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize is one of its strongest defenders.