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  1. YEMEN: Women in Yemen Find Their Voice

    Traditionally in Yemen, women are literally not allowed to raise their voices.

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 480
  2. AFRICA: UN Envoy On Sexual Violence Welcomes African Commitment To Eradicating The Vice

    The United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict today underlined the role of the African leadership in combat

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 489
  3. LIBERIA: As Crisis Continues in Ivory Coast: U.S. Ambassador Challenges Women

    The United States Ambassador to Liberia has challenged Liberian women to stand-up and say no to the on-going politica

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 492
  4. FIJI: Gender Advocates Undergo Training

    Gender trainers and women's rights advocates have been urged to hold each other accountable in the work they do.

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 533
  5. IRAQ/UGANDA: Ugandan Women Tricked into Domestic Slavery in Iraq

    The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 833
  6. U.S./AFGHANISTAN: Bush Institute Conference Focuses on Afghan Women

    Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 481
  7. DRC: UN Provides Logistical Support for Rape Trial of Army General

    United Nations human rights officials are providing technical and logistical support to military justice authorities

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 482
  8. ZIMBABWE: Amnesty Calls Police to Account

    International human rights group, Amnesty International, this week called for police to refrain from violating the ri

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 530
  9. ZIMBABWE: Backlash Against Women in Politics

    "Women in Zimbabwe are largely seen as a huge demographic to be exploited by politicians who seek our support,&q

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 535
  10. INDONESIA: Goverment Can Play 'Critical Role' In Protecting Women

    Parliamentarians play a critical role in curbing violence against women, a UN official says.

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 464
  11. INTERNATIONAL: Taking the Gender Fight Worldwide

    “I am a woman, a Socialist, divorced and agnostic,” the new defense minister told the generals of her Rom

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 473
  12. HAITI: Women Turn Spotlight on Haiti's Silent Rape Epidemic

    Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
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  14. NAMIBIA: Women Say 'Oil War' in Libya Must Stop

    The Namibia National Women's Organisation (Nanawo) has expressed serious concern over the Libyan situation and condem

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 531
  15. DRC: UN Envoy Hails Move to Pursue Rape Cases Against Top Military Officers

    The official spearheading United Nations efforts to combat the scourge of sexual violence during war today welcomed t

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 534
  16. LIBYA: Rape Used "as a Weapon" in Libya

    Doctors in city of Ajdabiya say pro-Gaddafi forces have used rape as a "weapon of war".

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 462
  17. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's Progress in Peacebuilding, Gender Empowerment, Democracy and Transparent Government Celebrated

    Sierra Leone ‘s remarkable progress in building a peaceful society where multi-party democracy, political toler

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 466
  18. LIBYA: Immediately Release Woman Who Alleged Rape

    The Libyan government should immediately release Eman al-‘Obeidy, the Libyan woman who accused government force

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 467
  19. PAKISTAN: Gender Equality: Pushing on to Reduce the Gender Gap

    Economic disparities among haves and have-nots in Pakistan have made life challenging for men, however, their plight

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 474
  20. INTERNATIONAL: The Power Of Investing In Women

    Women-led philanthropic organizations are finding effective ways of investing in the world's female population.

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 475
  21. PHILIPPINES: Strengthening of Task Forces on Women and Children Pushed

    In order to improve and sustain programs for the rights and welfare of women in the province, there is a need to asse

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 476
  22. UNITED STATES/MIDDLE EAST: Clinton Urges Backing for Women in Arab World

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday hailed a draft Senate resolution backing the rights of women in the A

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 477
  23. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Women Inspired by Fall of Mubarak Step Up Equality Demand

    Activists among Saudi Arabia's women, who can't drive or vote and need male approval to work and travel, are turning

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 478
  24. OCEANIA: Pacific Women Gather in NZ to Discuss Female Representation in Politics

    A New Zealand MP Carmel Sepuloni says it's a continuing battle to improve the abysmal numbers of women in Pacific Isl

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 528
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  27. INDIA: Rapes of Women Show Clash of Old and New India

    The young lovers met at a secluded spot next to a field of wheat at the edge of this sprawling suburb of New Delhi, w

    Saturday, March 26, 2011
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  29. NEPAL: Women Lawmakers Dissatisfied with Limited Role

    Women lawmakers have expressed dissatisfaction over their limited role in the Constituent Assembly.

    Saturday, March 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 470
  30. SIERRA LEONE: Civil Society has Key Role to Play in Sierra Leone's Redevelopment – UN

    Civil society in general and women in particular have a critical role to play in cementing Sierra Leone's transition

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 461
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  32. ISRAEL: Israel's Katsav Rape Case: A Plus for Women's Rights?

    In a parliamentary government like Israel's, pretty much all executive power resides in the Prime Minister.

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 468
  33. COTE D'IVOIRE: The Case for Intervention in the Ivory Coast

    As the world rallies behind the Libyan population, it is hard to understand why the Ivory Coast is just a footnote in

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 497
  34. COTE D'IVOIRE/LIBERIA: West African Women Demand Peace In Cote D'Ivoire

    Women from across West Africa on Wednesday pleaded with Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of We

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 547
  35. BURMA: Army Should Act to End Abuses

    The Burmese military leadership should adopt measures to end abuses and ensure that those responsible are held accoun

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 450
  36. INDONESIA: UN Wants RI Police Women In Peace-keeping Missions

    UN Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations (PKO) Alain Le Roy praised Indonesian peacekeepers` performanc

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 451
  37. PHILIPPINES: Laws Protecting Women Bring Down Abuse Cases

    The Philippine National Police (PNP) women's desk here has noted a dwindling number of cases of violation against wom

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 452
  38. AFRICA: Open Session On Sexual Violence, Women And Children In Armed Conflicts

    The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) will hold an open session on “Women and Children

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 454
  39. COLOMBIA: Gender Violence a Crime Against Humanity: Prosecutor General

    Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 456
  40. LEBANON: Lebanon Protesters Take Aim at Family Law System

    The demonstrations held here on March 20 marked the third time in four weeks that protesters gathered to demand an en

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 458
  41. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Come Together Fighting Violence Against Women

    The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 459
  42. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Protesters Forced To Take 'Virginity Tests'

    After army officers violently cleared the square of protesters on 9 March, at least 18 women were held in military de

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 449
  43. WEST AFRICA/COTE D'IVOIRE: Cote d'Ivoire's Gbagbo Readying Rockets, Helicopter – UN

    Women urge ECOWAS leaders to stop crisis in Cote d'lvoire

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 460
  44. PHILIPPINES: Women's Desk Continues To Treat Cases Of Violence Against Women

    The Laoag City Police women's desk continues to process cases of violence against women having recorded at least 15 c

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 427
  45. PHILIPPINES: Treatment of Women Better Now But Still Wanting

    Basing on the experience of her mother, Dr.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 428
  46. AFRICA: Church Makes United Stand Against Sexual Violence

    he Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams is lending his support to a new church coalition working to end sexual

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 429
  47. NORTH KOREA: Women Are Abused In the North, Study Finds

    Most North Korean women are exposed to brutal violence and sexual abuse in their home and workplace but they have no

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 430
  48. EUROPE: MEPs Call For Directive To Combat Violence Against Women

    Rape and other sexual violence against women should be recognised as a crime throughout the EU, and its perpetrators

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 431
  49. NEPAL: UN Human Rights Office Urges Nepal to End all Forms of Discrimination

    The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 434
  50. INTERNATIONAL: UN Peace-building Body Seeks More Backing From Member States, UN Leadership

    The General Assembly today discussed the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission, which seeks to prevent post-conflic

    Monday, March 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 433

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