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If you have any difficulty reading this newsletter in HTML, please view it online.In this edition, we feature the WILPF MENA 1325 project's statement regarding the current protests in Egypt and highlight challenges and opportunities for developing and implementing UNSCR 1325 National Action Plans.
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If you have any difficulty reading this newsletter in HTML, please view it online.In this edition, we feature news and initiatives on the significant participation of women in the India-Pakistan peace process and recent Turkey protests. We also include Lakshmi Puri's remarks on women's role in sustainable growth, development, peace, and security in Africa.
The historic presidential and legislative elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are scheduled for November 28, 2011. WILPF section in DRC, lead by Annie Matundu Mbambi, has worked for several months demanding the equal participation of women in all aspects of the election cycle and the assurance for peaceful, fair, and democratic elections.
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Rwanda's FDU-Inkingi Party leader, peace and social justice activist Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, spoke to Ann Garrison for Womens' International News Gathering Service (WINGS) in July 2010, near the close of Rwanda's 2010 presidential election year, which was really an election stage play complete with election observers from the U.S. and the U.K. Incumbent Rwandan President Paul Kagame was “re-elected” on Aug.
Support for women and children raped and tortured during conflict will be the focus of a new foreign policy initiative, Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.
The Government's new national action plan on women, peace and security aims to increase the number of female peacekeepers and will champion the cause of those who faced gender-based violence in war zones and developing countries.
Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a gun against her head and sexually assaulted her. They told her she was being punished for her work as an activist for the nation's displaced population.
The voices of Haitian women and their families were highlighted at a side event in relation to the Commission on the Status of Women on 3 March, hosted by the Permanent Mission of Haiti to the United Nations along with UNIFEM, UNDP and the Huairou Commission.
On November 25, 2013, the Center for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University will launch the 23rd annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. CWGL will join thousands of activists from around the world in a call for an end to gender-based violence and more substantial responses on the part of governments to act with due diligence in protecting and preventing gender-based violence.