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  1. SIERRA LEONE: Charles Taylor Verdict - a Victory for Women's Rights

    The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian pres

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 033
  2. PAKISTAN: The Gendered Cost of NATO in Pakistan

    The Domestic Violence Bill was first introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly in 2006 by a woman member of the Paki

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 049
  3. SOUTH AFRICA: Still A Nation of Rapists 18 Years On

    Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 025
  4. JORDAN: French Embassy, UN Women Sign Agreement to Protect Women's Physical Integrity

    The French Embassy and the UNWOMEN Arab States Sub-Regional Office signed on Wednesday an agreement to combat violenc

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 026
  5. INTERNATIONAL: Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

    The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 029
  6. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  7. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 019
  8. USA: Alaska Tribes Say Violence Against Women Act Could Harm Their People

    Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 021
  9. Women's Bodies Are Battlefields

    The targeting of women's bodies in times of conflict has come to light as a systematic strategy which has been used b

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 591
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  11. MALI: Armed Groups in Northern Mali Raping Women

    Increasing numbers of Malian women are being raped by Tuareg rebels and armed groups that have swept across the north

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 024
  12. AFGHANISTAN: In Afghanistan, Underground Girls School Defies Taliban Edict, Threats

    Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 027
  13. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Violence Against Women at 'Crisis' Levels

    The South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has called for Southern A

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 035
  14. MALI: Women Come to the Negotiating Table for Mali's Peace and Transition Process

    Mali is suffering from a threefold crisis, encompassing security issues as well as humanitarian and political concern

    Friday, April 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 023
  15. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Searches Soul Over Alleged Rape of Disabled 17 Year-Old Girl

    It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 008
  16. TURKEY: 2 500 Women Activists Travel to Istanbul for AWID Forum

    More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 009
  17. AWID: Militarism, Conflict and Violence

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    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 590
  18. USA: Comment: Sexual Assault and Trust in the Military

    Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 999
  19. AFGHANISTAN: Extremists Poisoned Schoolgirls' Water, Officials Say

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 002
  20. INTERNATIONAL: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 003
  21. HAITI: Haitian Justice Sector Operators Trained to Combat Sexual and Gander Based Violence

    From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 004
  22. GUATEMALA: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 006
  23. EUROPE: New Partnership Between EU and UN Women to Enhance Gender Equality Worldwide

    A new partnership between the EU and UN Women set up to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations on their

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 996
  24. USA: Military Vows Upgrade in Probing Sex Assaults

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 998
  25. INTERNATIONAL: Peace Movements: Violence Reduction as Common Sense

    If one thing holds the overall movement of peace movements together it is the goal of violence reduction.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 007
  26. INTERNATIONAL: UN Envoy for Sexual Violence in Conflict to Step Down Next Month

    Margot Wallström, who has been spearheading United Nations efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict, will s

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 987
  27. SUDAN: Women Call for End to Systematic Rape in Darfur

    Displaced women in camps across Darfur have expressed their anger at the recent escalation of rapes carried out by mi

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 015
  28. PACIFIC: OPINION: Pacific Governments Failed Women

    Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 990
  29. MALI: Crisis in Mali: Fundamentalism, Women's Rights and Cultural Resistance

    Jessica Horn: Were there any early warnings that this crisis would emerge?

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 013
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Afghans March in Kabul to Demand Justice for Women

    Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have be

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 991
  31. TUNISIA: Talk is Cheap: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Tunisia

    “Breaking the silence is the first step.”

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 014
  32. AFGHANISTAN: OPINION: A Precarious Crossroads for Afghan Women

    The once remarkable gains in protecting and promoting equality between women and men in Afghanistan are now facing th

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 980
  33. UZBEKISTAN: Women in Uzbekistan Report Being Forcibly or Unknowingly Sterilized By the Gov't

    Authorities in Uzbekistan have reportedly been running a secret program in the last two years to sterilize women, oft

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 982
  34. AFGHANISTAN: OPINION: 'Women First' Should Be the U.S. Afghanistan Policy

    The United States has not had an easy couple of months in Afghanistan.

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 993
  35. SRI LANKA: Sexual Abuse of Girls and Women on the Rise

    Sri Lanka, an island known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, boasts an exotic beauty – attracting thousands of

    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 995
  36. BOSNIA:Women of Bosnia and Herzegovina; Twenty Years Later

    Twenty years ago this month, war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, the main act in the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 978
  37. IRAQ: Study Shows Female Genital Mutilation is Common in Kirkuk, Iraq

    For the first time, an empirical study proved that female genital mutilation is also prevalent in parts of Iraq beyon

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 994
  38. NGOWG Women, Peace and Security; April MAP

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2012 version of our Monthly Action Points (

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 589
  39. COLOMBIA: UNHCR Supports Project to Help Displaced Colombians in Medellin

    Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 963
  40. MALI: Senior UN Official Condemns 'Alarming' Reports of Sexual Violence in Mali

    A senior United Nations official today strongly condemned the reported acts of sexual violence committed against Mali

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 984
  41. USA: Some Shocked at Opposition to Violence Against Women Act

    Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th

    Monday, April 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 961
  42. EUROPE: In Spain, Women Enslaved by a Boom in Brothel Tourism

    She had expected a job in a hotel.

    Friday, April 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 965
  43. SERBIA: Women in Black: The Voice of Peace in Serbia

    They have been beaten, spat at and cursed. Jeered, mocked and ignored.

    Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 964
  44. MALI: Aid Agencies Must be Allowed Safe Access to North

    Northern Mali is on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster and aid agencies must be allowed immediate access to a

    Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 969
  45. SUDAN: US Physicians Group Offers Evidence of Darfur Atrocities

    A U.S.-based group of physicians on Tuesday released medical evidence of widespread torture, sexual assault and other

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 962
  46. MALI: Junta Denounces 'Grave Rights Violations' in the North

    Mali's junta on Wednesday accused rebels controlling the northern city of Gao of grave human rights abuses, in partic

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 970
  47. INTL: Human Trafficking Victim Advocates Gather at the United Nations

    Human trafficking was on the agenda today at the United Nations in New York as a UN General Assembly interactive dial

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 953
  48. DRC: Reducing Gender Based Violence in DRC through Behaviour Change Strategies

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 956
  49. USA: Our Commitment to Afghan Women

    Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 959
  50. DRC: Reducing Gender-based Violence in DRC Through Behavior Change Strategies

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 976

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