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  1. UGANDA: Girl Up Initiative Uganda Aims to Empower Young Women, Improve Health

    The idea of Girl Up Initiative Uganda came to founders Kim Wolf and friend Monica Nyiraguhabwa last year as they walk

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 174
  2. SUDAN: Calls for Sudan to end flogging of women

    UN independent experts have urged Sudan to end flogging punishments for women accused of so called moral crimes, stre

    Monday, November 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 137
  3. Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism

    How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 077
  4. SOMALIA: Displaced Women,Somali Camps

    Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo

    Monday, August 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 051
  5. SOMALIA: 'Women Carry Axes' for Safety At Mogadishu's Liido Beach

    As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome

    Saturday, August 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 043
  6. SOMALIA: Rape and Injustice: The Woman Breaking Somalia's Wall of Silence

    Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 033
  7. SOUTH SUDAN: Kiir Makes New Changes, Appoints More Women Ministers

    Juba — South Sudan president, Salva Kiir unexpectedly reversed an earlier order, appointing five ministers and

    Monday, August 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 040
  8. SOUTH SUDAN: Empowering Women in South Sudan

    A dozen women were seated in the courtyard underneath a traditional African roof.

    Thursday, July 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 023
  9. SOMALIA: Malala Yousefzai Inspires Girls' Education Activists in Somalia

    The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 020
  10. SOMALIA: Somali Government Drafts Bill to Protect Women's Rights

    The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co

    Monday, July 22, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 016
  11. SUDAN: Time to Let Sudan's Girls Be Girls, Not Brides

    Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 006
  12. UGANDA: Cops Lack Skills in Gender-Related Cases, Says Judge

    The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 997
  13. KENYA: Give Kenya Women Bigger Role in Political Parties

    Women representation in the management of political parties in Kenya is still low regardless of the threshold spelt o

    Saturday, June 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 636
  14. DARFUR: North Darfur Exerting Efforts to Empower Rural Women

    North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal

    Friday, June 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 980
  15. SOMALIA: Inside the Rape Crisis Center Thats Helping Somalia's Women

    In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 952
  16. SOMALIA: The First Lady On Violence Against Women

    Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.

    Saturday, May 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 948
  17. SOUTH SUDAN: UN Official Urges Key Role for Women in Drafting New Constitution

    Women must play a greater role in South Sudan's political life, from drawing up the country's constitution to transla

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 957
  18. KENYA: Uhuru to Appoint 8 Women in Cabinet

    PRESIDENT-elect Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto want to have at least one woman from each of Kenya's eight

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 913
  19. SOMALIA: Somalia and U.N. to Tackle Rampant Rape in Mogadishu Camps

    The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 920
  20. SOMALIA: UN - Somalia Needs Stronger Judiciary to Fight Sexual Violence

    Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 909
  21. KENYA: Women Elected to One-Fifth of Seats during Kenyan Elections

    With the focus of local and international media on Kenya's ability to maintain peace and stability, improvements in w

    Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 918
  22. SOMALIA: Displaced Somalis Abused and Raped - Human Rights Watch

    Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 876
  23. SOMALIA: Somalia Frees Journalist Who Spoke to Woman in Rape Case

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Reuters) — A Somali court on Sunday freed a journalist who was jailed in January for interv

    Sunday, March 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 863
  24. KENYA: Central Kenya elects highest number of women to Parliament

    Some 16 women have been elected as Members of the National Assembly in this year's General Election.

    Sunday, March 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 866
  25. KENYA: Kenya Women Fail to Win Elective Positions

    Kenyan women failed to win more elective positions in the just concluded general elections, with no woman candidate w

    Sunday, March 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 867
  26. KENYA: Kenya Heads to Polls as Women Seek Justice for Violence During Last Election

    People who were sexually abused in Kenya's 2007 post-election violence are still seeking justice as the next vote nea

    Friday, March 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 840
  27. ETHIOPIA: First Assembly of the Ethiopian Women's Federation Held in Adama

    The first assembly of Ethiopian Women's Federation was held in Adama, in Oromia Regional State at the weekend.

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 835
  28. ETHIOPIA: Ethiopian Women's Federation Holds First Conference

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education Demeke Mekonnen said women have significantly contributed in the effo

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 830
  29. KENYA: Women Candidates in Mombasa, Kenya Debate Platforms

    The Kenyan constitution of 2010 requires that a women's representative be elected in each of Kenya's 47 counties duri

    Friday, February 22, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 819
  30. SOUTH SUDAN: Warrap Parliamentary Caucus Calls for Protection of Women

    A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 804
  31. SUDAN / SOUTH SUDAN: Women as Peacemakers in Sudan and South Sudan

    When Sudanese President Omar Bashir and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed a series of agreements on Septembe

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 799
  32. SUDAN: Role of Women in Peace, Political Process Focus on Darfur-Wide Forums

    A series of workshops on women's participation in the Darfur Peace Process were organized throughout Darfur by the Af

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 787
  33. SOMALIA: Somali Journalist Sentenced over Rape Report

    Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 784
  34. SOMALIA: Somalia Charges Woman Who Says She Was Raped By Troops

    Somalia has charged a woman who said she was raped by government troops, accusing her of making a false accusation an

    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 769
  35. SOMALIA: Somali Women Seek a Brighter Future in Mogadishu

    With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 736
  36. SUDAN: Women in Sudan and South Sudan Come Together to Promote Peace

    Concerned over the stand-off in the implementation of the different political and socio- economic agreements that wer

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 760
  37. SUDAN: Women Without Men Vulnerable in South Sudan's Refugee Camps

    Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 734
  38. SOMALIA: Journalist Arrested After Interviewing Reported Rape Victim

    A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 733
  39. SOMALIA: Somalia Appoints First Ever Women to Ministerial Position

    The appointment of Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Somalia was a b

    Sunday, January 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 729
  40. UGANDA: For Uganda's Youngest MP Age Not A Deterrent, But Sexism Is

    She was thrust into politics by default at the age of 20, and is said to be the world's youngest legislators in a cou

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 711