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  1. LIBERIA: Sexual Violence Against Women on the Rise in Liberia

    The public campaign to end violence against women has come and gone but the issue of sexual violence against women is

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 600
  2. INTERNATIONAL: The Courage of Human Rights Defenders: Women Protesting Violence Are Often Met With Violence

    Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 596
  3. NIGERIA: 16 Days of Activism on Violence Against Women

    Every year women world over mark the 16 Days activism on violence against women.

    Friday, December 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 552
  4. LIBERIA: 'You Did it' - Leymah Says of Women

    When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 546
  5. GREAT LAKES REGION: UN Officials Urge Eradication of Sexual Violence in Africa's Great Lakes Region

    Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa's Grea

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 548
  6. GHANA: Rape and Defilement Charge is 25 Years Imprisonnment

    Inspector Dwamena Akenten, Station Officer of the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Ghana Pol

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 540
  7. GHANA: UNFPA Organises Community Sensitisation on Sexual and Gender Violence

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has organised a community sensitisation programme on Sexual and Gender-Bas

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 514
  8. LIBERIA: Liberian Women Stalked by Rape

    As a young girl Garmar Murphy was forced into a child soldier's life, serving as a sexual plaything for Liberian rebe

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 462
  9. International Conference on the Great Lakes Region: Paper on SGBV in the Great Lakes Region

    Ministers responsible for Gender in the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Member States have

    Tuesday, November 8, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 528
  10. AFRICA: Peacebuilders Fail Africa's Women Victims of War

    Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a

    Monday, October 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 381
  11. NIGERIA: Making Peace Can Be a Real Battle

    If an American television network were going to be in cahoots with the Nobel committee, it makes sense that it would

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 311
  12. GUINEA: End Impunity in Guinea: Two Years on, Still No Justice for Victims of the Stadium Massacre

    The demonstration meant to be peaceful quickly degenerated into a bloodshed of violence when the army entered the pac

    Friday, October 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 298
  13. INTERNATIONAL: Leymah Gbowee: Child Soldiers, Child Wives: Wounded for Life

    Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel

    Friday, October 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 618
  14. NIGERIA: Combatting Violence Against Women

    Violence against women is one of the most common abuses of human rights.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 253
  15. INTERNATIONAL: Salute To Women Driving Revolutions

    What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 080
  16. LIBERIA: Liberia Tackles Sexual Violence Head On

    Korlu, a young mother of two, lives on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital here.

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 020
  17. LIBERIA: Liberia Tackles Sexual Violence Head On

    Korlu, a young mother of two, lives on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital here.

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 043
  18. COTE D'IVOIRE: ICC investigation must not exclude serious crimes

    A proposed International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Côte d'Ivoire must be expanded to cover seriou

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 001
  19. COTE D'IVOIRE: Toward A New Côte d'Ivoire -- or the Selective Justice of the Past?

    After six months of violence, almost everyone in Côte d'Ivoire has a horrific story to tell: a loved one killed

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 996
  20. INTERNATIONAL/IRAQ: The Word on Women - The Other Tahrir Square

    Last week, a group of twenty-five women who were demonstrating for peace and democracy in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 988
  21. COTE D'IVOIRE: Oral Statement to the Human Rights Council On Cote d'Ivoire - Delivered On June 15, 2011 by Human Rights Watch

    The Cote d'Ivoire Commission of Inquiry has rightly highlighted the serious violations of human rights and internatio

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 954
  22. 'They Looked at his Identity Card and Shot Him Dead' Six Months of Post-Electoral violence In Côte D'Ivoire

    The violence that followed the disputed presidential election in November 2010 has caused the most serious humanitari

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 445
  23. LIBERIA/COTE D'IVOIRE: In the Shadows of Ivory Coast's War

    As Colonel Gaddafi continues his pillage in North Africa, harrowing skeletons from his closet remain buried deep in t

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 777
  24. NIGERIA: Tracking Electoral Violence Against Women in Real-Time

    During Nigeria's last leg of elections for governorship seats and State Houses of Assembly on 26 April, UN Women will

    Monday, April 25, 2011
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  26. COTE D'IVOIRE: Rape Victims of the Ivorian Conflict

    While the world's attention was captured by the struggle for power in Abidjan, women in the west of Ivory Coast were

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 571
  27. INTERNATIONAL/LIBERIA: Rape is 'Widespread' - Report

    Despite constant trials and imprisonment, rape continues to be a 'widespread' crime against women, the US State Depar

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 578
  28. COTE D'IVOIRE: Rights Goup: Rape, Sexual Abuse 'Pervasive' in Ivory Coast

    Large numbers of women have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and abducted in Ivory Coast, according to a humani

    Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 558
  29. INTERNATIONAL: UN Envoy Stresses Need to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence Before it Begins

    It is critical to prevent conflict-related sexual violence before it happens, a top United Nations official stressed

    Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 559
  30. COTE D'IVOIRE: In Ivory Coast, When Conflict Starts Women Become Targets

    Beatrice's small voice comes from a corner of a big tent in Bahn camp that is crammed with at least 100 refugee women

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 546
  31. COTE D'IVOIRE/LIBERIA: IRC Press Release: Rape and Sexual Abuse Pervasive in Ivory Coast Crisis

    Alarming numbers of Ivorian women and girls have been raped, sexually assaulted, beaten and harassed by armed men at

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 576
  32. COTE D'IVOIRE: Ouattara Forces Kill, Rape Civilians During Offensive

    Forces loyal to President-elect Alassane Ouattara killed hundreds of civilians, raped more than 20 alleged supporters

    Saturday, April 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 511
  33. COTE D'IVOIRE/LIBERIA: Refugees Report Murder, Rape, Abuse

    Ivoirians who have fled across the border to Liberia have reported incidents of rape, sexual abuse and murder to NGOs

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 507
  34. 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
  35. We Have Lived In Darkness: A Human Rights Agenda for Guinea's New Government

    “We Have Lived in Darkness”

    A Human Rights Agenda for Guinea's New Government

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 438
  36. COTE D'IVOIRE: Crimes against Humans

    The violence in Côte d'Ivoire has gotten so that women sitting at a vegetable stall mid-afternoon can end up in

    Friday, March 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 425
  37. Situation of Human Rights in Côte d'Ivoire

    The Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution to dispatch an independent international commission of inquiry to C&oci

    Friday, March 18, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 361
  38. COTE D'IVOIRE: Ivory Coast Marches on International Women's Day end in Bloodshed

    Marches by thousands of women in protest at Ivory Coast's president Laurent Gbagbo have ended in bloodshed after his

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 367
  39. COTE D'IVOIRE: Ivory Coast Eyewitness: Women 'Saughtered by Soldiers'

    The UN refugee agency says parts of Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan, resemble a war zone.

    Friday, March 4, 2011
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  41. COTE D'IVOIRE: Sexual Violence and Other Human Rights Abuses Must Stop

    Human rights violations including sexual violence and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 276
  42. Amnesty International Cote D'Ivoire Mission Report

    An Amnesty International research team has just returned from a four week mission to Côte d'Ivoire where they i

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 325
  43. COTE D'IVOIRE: UN Envoy Urges Protection From Sexual Violence Amid Côte d'Ivoire Crisis

    “I condemn in the strongest possible terms the employment of sexual violence as a means to political ends.

    Thursday, January 27, 2011
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