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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Syrian Women Risk Lives to Smuggle Aid to Dissidents

    When the aspirin and alcohol swabs fell from under her clothes at a Syrian army checkpoint, Rania stood petrified, lo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 120
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  9. 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
  10. ARAB SPRING: Have Women's Rights Been Forgotten?

    "What is the future for democracy in the Middle East, following the Arab Spring?"… "Depends how

    Monday, April 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 032
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. DRC: A Fashion Show Featuring Women Living with HIV

    This past March was designated women's month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 010
  16. AMERICAS: Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

    It's the Americas' largest reunion.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 000
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. NORTH AFRICA: Was the Arab Spring a Step Backward for Women?

    A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 012
  22. Cease-Fire a Sign of Hope for Syrian Refugees?

    Promising news as a United Nations-brokered truce brings a day of relative calm to Syria after weeks of escalating vi

    Thursday, April 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 109
  23. BURMA: Burma Treads Rocky Path to Democracy

    It is never easy to persuade those who have acquired power forcibly of the wisdom of peaceful change," Aung San

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 966
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. USA: Military, Civilian Experts Discuss National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    Military and civilian experts convened at the U.S.

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 958
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. AMERICAS: 'War On Drugs' Leaves Latin american Women Lives in Ruin

    “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 042
  37. Refugees, Sexual Violence, and Armed Conflict: The Nuances Between Victims and Agents

    Women survivors of sexual violence seeking refuge are disadvantaged because they lack agency in the forced migration

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 621