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  1. INDIA: "Silent Observer" Fails to Silence India's Activists on Girl Abortions

    A new device called a "Silent Observer" -- hailed as a solution to curbing the practice of aborting female

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 619
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. SRI LANKA: Women, Girls Face Dire Security Threats in Tamil Areas

    More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 608
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  6. HONDURAS: Trials and Tenacity in Honduran Women's Struggle for Land Rights

    Despite being denied, again, title to the land on which they have labored, there is no quit in this group of women fr

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 581
  7. PAKISTAN: A Monumental Triumph

    The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 533
  8. SOUTH EASTERN EUROPE: Kosovo Women's Network Charts Alarming Trend in Violence

    According to data from the Kosovo Police's Human Rights Department, there were 9,772 police-documented cases of domes

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 532
  9. USA: Are Immigrant Women Denied Rights Under Violence Protection Laws?

    When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 662
  10. INTERNATIONAL: Violence Against Women in Post-Conflict

    Today we conclude our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence blog series.

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 522
  11. IRAN: Tyrants Fear Women's Power

    This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 523
  12. ISRAEL: Women's Rights in Israel Under Assault

    JERUSALEM — The subject of a women's place in public dominated Israel's headlines this week after a series of i

    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 521
  13. NEPAL: Women at Higher Risk From Climate Disasters

    Women are facing disproportionately high risks to their livelihoods and health from climate change, as well as associ

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 503
  14. Afghanistan: Women Still Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'

    Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 516
  15. IRAN: Call for Solidarity with Iranian Women's Movement: Coming Together with The Butterflies for Peace

    The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 498
  16. UGANDA: Women Human Rights Defenders Speak Out Through Storytelling and Art

    A week of events to highlight human rights issues in the Commonwealth began yesterday with the testimony of Ugandan a

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 510
  17. PERU: Women Fight for Justice on Forced Sterilisation

    Peru's government has reopened an investigation into a controversial birth control programme of sterilisation.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 580
  18. AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Peace Deal Threat to Women's Future

    The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.

    Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 493
  19. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Has 'Long Way To Go' in Protecting Women From Violence

    There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected, says a United Nations report release

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 444
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. INTERNATIONAL: U.S. Works for Reform of Nationality Laws that Hurt Women

    The United States is working for reform of nationality laws that hurt women, says Maria Otero, the State Department's

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 365
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. KURDISTAN: The Women of the Peshmarga: Fighting for a Kurdish Homeland

    Nahid Hoseini and Golaleh Kamangar, two exiled Kurdish women fighting for their homeland.

    Monday, October 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 461
  27. 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
  28. SYRIA: Syrian Woman Activist Wins Human Rights Award

    Amnesty International has hailed the award of a prestigious human rights prize to a Syrian activist who was forced in

    Friday, October 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 299
  29. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women's Rights 'Under Threat'

    Women's rights in Afghanistan are once again under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencie

    Monday, October 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 270
  30. HAITI: Haitian camp populations decline, but residents still in need – UN official

    The number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) still in camps in Haiti after their homes were destroyed by last ye

    Monday, October 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 271
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. HAITI: Why It is So Hard to Pursue Justice Against Peacekeepers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.

    Saturday, September 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 200
  34. 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
  35. KASHMIR: Stress And Suspended Lives

    Women in Kashmir are the worst sufferers of conflict. Experts say women generally have less tolerance for trauma.

    Monday, September 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 160
  36. THAILAND: Neonatal care for refugees by refugees

    Just as staff at the maternity clinic in the Mae La refugee camp began learning about special care for newborns, a ba

    Friday, September 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 187
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. IRAQ: Fight for Women's Rights Begins All Over Again

    When a middle-aged mother took a taxi alone from Baghdad to Nasiriyah, about 300 kilometres south earlier this year,

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 178
  40. 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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  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. KASHMIR: Kashmiri Women Bear the Brunt

    Guns may have fallen silent in Indian-administered Kashmir but the fallout of the conflict, particularly on the healt

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 193
  46. 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
  47. INTERNATIONAL: Humanitarian Aid For Rape Victims

    On his third day in office, President Obama issued an executive order lifting the odious “global gag rule&rdquo

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 218
  48. MEXICO: Women Targeted By Mexico Drug Violence

    Many female migrants from Mexico to the U.S.

    Monday, September 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 213
  49. 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
  50. INTERNATIONAL: Female Refugees Struggle in Ukraine

    Spanish film producer Paula Palacios is currently travelling through Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus as part of her mult

    Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 203

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