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  • March 28, 2014 (Nobel Women's Initiative)
    UKRAINE: Women in Action Amidst Ukraine Conflict Since late November, Ukrainians have assembled in the capital city to protest current government regime. Despite the traditionally patriarchal society, women have been a powerful presence and political voice for change.
  • March 24, 2014 (Inter Press Service (IPS))
    INTERNATIONAL: Women Seek Stand-Alone Goal for Gender in Post-2015 Agenda The 45-member U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) concluded its annual 10-day session Saturday with several key pronouncements, including on reproductive health, women's rights, sexual violence, female genital mutilation (FGM) and the role of women in implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The heaviest round of applause came when the Commission specifically called for a
  • March 20, 2014 (SBS)
    LEBANON: Lebanese March Against Domestic Violence A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fuelled a renewed attention on women's rights in the country, as victims' families and activists speak out.Rights groups said two women lost their lives in tragic circumstances last month. Manal Assi died after her husband reportedly beat her with a pressure cooker and Christelle Abu Shaqra died after her husband allegedly poisoned her.
  • March 20, 2014 (Balkan Transitional Justice)
    KOSOVO: Kosovo War Rape Victims Get Fresh Support Some 15 years after the conflict in Kosovo ended, parliament has decided to offer legal rights to wartime rape victims by amending existing legislation. Changes to an existing law that grants benefits to war victims and veterans were approved by 69 lawmakers on Thursday.
  • March 3, 2014 (UN Women )
    INTERNATIONAL: Equality for Women is Progress for All Together we must make sure that: SHE is Safe and Secure from gender-based violence. SHE has Human rights that are respected, including reproductive rights. SHE is Empowered economically and in every way through Education, Equal opportunity, participation and leadership. This is the SHE imperative to which I call on you to commit. Let us all cross the line and stand on the right side of history. Today and every day, UN Women will stand strong for women's rights, women's empowerment and gender equality. Equality for women is progress for all.

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