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  1. SOMALIA: For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

    The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 740
  2. SOMALIA: Silent Rape Epidemic on the Rise

    The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 602
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  4. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women And The Arab Spring

    Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 432
  5. NORTH AFRICA/WEST ASIA: The women of the Arab Spring on the need to establish democracy

    "The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 385
  6. SOMALIA: Pads Project Gives Girls a Boost

    After dropping out of school in the sixth grade to help her mother, Fartun Abdi Hashi, 22, was given a second chance

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 400
  7. Women of the Horn of Africa, Still Bending their Heads

    This overview by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network will give a general perspect

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 520
  8. UGANDA: From Captive to Budding Entrepreneur With a Boost From UNHCR

    Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y

    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 323
  9. SOMALIA: The Rape of Somalia's Women is being Ignored

    Like so many in the Horn of Africa, Nadifa needed food.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 322
  10. 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
  11. NIGERIA: First Lady Consults With Governers' Wives on Security

    The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja consulted with the wives of state governors on ways of facilita

    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 264
  12. HORN OF AFRICA: On Top of Famine, Unspeakable Violence

    IMAGINE that you're a Somali suffering from the drought and famine in that country.

    Sunday, September 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 230
  13. EITHIOPIA: Violence Against Women On the Rise

    As Ethiopian women's rights organisations struggle to stay afloat following government legislation that prohibits the

    Thursday, September 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 246
  14. LIBYA: No turning back for Libyan Women

    Insherah Jernazi adheres to such a strict interpretation of Islamic modesty that she never leaves home without coveri

    Friday, September 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 190
  15. HORN OF AFRICA: Refugees Confront Trauma and Sexual Violence

    In the heartache and confusion that accompany the flight from drought and hunger, refugees from Somalia can now turn

    Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 258
  16. Haraza Organisation for Peace and Development

    Haraza Organisation for Peace and Development

    Subject: Peace and Development; Darfur, Sudan.

    Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 482
  17. 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
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  19. HORN OF AFRICA: Women Must Be Central to Global Aid Efforts

    A crisis of truly biblical proportions now faces the international community in the Horn of Africa.

    Monday, September 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 243
  20. AFRICA: 7 Questions - Africa Better on Gender Equality

    Millennium Development Goal Three of the UN has put 2015 as deadline to eliminate gender inequality and empower women

    Sunday, September 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 244
  21. LIBYA: African Women say Rebels raped them in Libyan Camp

    When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 169
  22. SOMALIA - KENYA: Refugees at Risk of Sexual Violence

    Amina*, 27, left her home town of Kismayo in south-central Somalia at the end of May for northern Kenya's Dadaab refu

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 220
  23. HORN OF AFRICA: Dadaab Refugees Face Sexual Violence on Camp Journey

    Somali women who have escaped drought and war in their home country to Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp tell CBC News they

    Sunday, September 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 207
  24. SOMALIA: Somali Women Face Rape, Sexual Assault as They Flee Famine

    Women fleeing conflict and famine in Somalia are facing another threat to their lives, sexual assault.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 148
  25. WESTERN SAHARA: Women Refugees Denounce Dicatorship; Corruption at Camps

    Association for the development of Saharawi Women, led by Salma Buha Mint Bubacar Lecuara, president of the associati

    Monday, July 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 128
  26. SOMALIA: Famine Refugees Face Increased Violence, Aid Groups Say

    Humanitarian organizations in the Horn of Africa say they've seen a dramatic increase in violence against women as mo

    Monday, July 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 130
  27. SOMALIA: Where are the Men of Dadaab?

    The wind hollers, whipping up dust that scratches at our faces.

    Friday, July 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 118
  28. SOMALIA: No Safe Place for Somali Women Refugees in Kenya

    In the maternity ward at a hospital on the Hagadera refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya, women refugees lay on beds nursing

    Saturday, July 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 115
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  30. EAST AFRICA: Horn of Africa Drought: Reported cases of sexual violence have quadrupled among refugees

    Female refugees fleeing conflict and hunger in East Africa are facing another threat: rape and sexual violence.

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 092
  31. DRC: $3.5m For DRC Rape Victims

    The European Union will provide $3.5m to help care for rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo under an agre

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 093
  32. EAST AFRICA: Rape Risk, Empty Refugee Camp, Aid Delays: E.Africa Drought Latest

    The United Nations has described

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 098
  33. SUDAN: South Sudan: Put Human Rights First

    South Sudan should mark its independence on July 9, 2011, by taking key steps to further a robust human rights agenda

    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 042
  34. Middle East: 68% of Working Women Say They are Treated Equal to Men

    As many as 68 per cent of women in the Middle East and North Africa feel that they are treated equally to men at work

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 986
  35. 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
  36. ERITREA: Some women are born refugees: Remember your Eritrean sisters

    Better to be a man than a woman.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 003
  37. ETHIOPIA: Ethiopians Trapped in Yemen are Being Evacuated

    Nearly 2,000 Ethiopian migrants trapped in violence-hit Yemen are being evacuated, the International Organization for

    Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 025
  38. 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
  39. SUDAN: Women, Children Displaced by Violence in Abyei

    As the violence between north and south Sudan escalates, leaders from across the continent will meet in Addis Ababa,

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 923
  40. SUDAN: The Conflict is Inflaming Every Hour

    Sudan's invasion of the town Abeyi; sexual harassment in Egypt; the impact of Egypt's uprising on migrants; the deten

    Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 905
  41. RWANDA: Refugees Seek Ways to End their Predicament

    Have you ever imagined what internally displaced persons go through?

    Sunday, June 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 869
  42. LIBYA: Forced Repatriation of Libyan Woman Violates International Law, UN Agency Says

    The forced return from Qatar to Libya of a woman who had made complaints about gang rapes in Tripoli and was later re

    Friday, June 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 863
  43. ZIMBABWE: Elections in 2011 Would Be Catastrophic

    Civic society leaders in Mutare say holding elections this year would be a recipe for disaster.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 867
  44. SIERRA LEONE: Khadarlis to Empower Women and Children

    Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 846
  45. SOMALIA: Somalia the Worst Place to be a Woman - Minister

    Somalia is the most dangerous country on earth to be a woman and a “living hell” for those struggling to

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 849
  46. RWANDA: UN Finances Women's Rights Project

    Non-government organizations; RNC Justice and Democracy and Haguruka Association, have launched a three-year project,

    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 787
  47. MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA: Raising Economic Opportunities for Women

    Millions of unemployed youth facing grim economic prospects have fueled the revolutions.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 791
  48. 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
  49. ANGOLA: Cplp Reaffirms International Commitment to Women Rights

    The ministers in charge of gender equality in the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in Luanda, reaffirme

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 767
  50. UN Security Council: Letter Regarding Upcoming Trip to Africa

    To: Members of the UN Security Council

    Dear Ambassador,

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 437

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