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  1. INTERNATIONAL: Sexual Violence as a War Tactic - Security Council Resolution 1888: Next Steps

    At the end of September 2009, two sharply contrasting events coincided: the United States Secretary of State Hillary

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 677
  2. INTERNATIONAL: United Nations Agencies Forward Together in the Response to Violence Against Women

    Momentum is building to eliminate the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world—viole

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 678
  3. INTERNATIONAL: Confronting Violence Against Women -- What Has Worked Well - and Why

    Violence against women and girls is a virulent form of abuse and discrimination that transcends race, class and natio

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 679
  4. Sexual Violence in Armed Conflicts, Policy Brief

    This PRIO Policy Brief provides a brief overview of the history of sexual violence in conflict, relevant UN Security

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 255
  5. Words to Action: An Electronic Newsletter on Violence Against Women

    Words to Action is a quarterly newsletter produced by the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 361
  6. Women War Survivors of Sexual Violence in Liberia: Inequalities in Health, Resilience and Justice

    This article argues that the human consequences of conflict sexual violence have often been misunderstood.

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 787
  7. Concept Note: Strengthening Women's Security and Access to Justice, Implementing UNDP's Eight-Point Agenda for Women's Empowerment and Gender Equality in Crisis Prevention and Recovery

    This paper sets forth UNDP's policy on its work with women's security and access to justice in conflict/post-conflict

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 937
  8. The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women - Annual Report 2010

    The 2010 Annual Report of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund) highlights innovative progr

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 344
  9. Sexual Violence beyond Reasonable Doubt: Using Pattern Evidence and Analysis for International Cases

    Establishing the pattern of crime is fundamental for the successful investigation of international crimes (genocide,

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 403
  10. Addressing Gender-based Violence in the Sierra Leone Conflict: Notes from the Field

    Sierra Leone's transition has witnessed a number of landmark procedural and legal innovations which have had widespre

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 885
  11. The United Nations Responses to the Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Women and Girls by Peacekeepers During Peacekeeping Missions

    International law concerning sexual violence has developed dramatically during the past 50 years.

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 891
  12. Rape with Extreme Violence: The New Pathology in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

    On any given night in eastern DRC, armed groups of men will overrun a village and divide into bands of three to five,

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 536
  13. MEXICO: Ciudad Juarez: Finally, Steps Towards Justice

    Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 505
  14. DRC: Violence in the Congo

    The UN Security Council faces a Srebrenica moment when it votes on December 21st to renew the mandate for MONUC, its

    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 613
  15. DRC: Congo Might Expel UN Officials in Dispute Over War, Envoy Says

    The Democratic Republic of Congo might expel leaders of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in retaliation for
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 612
  16. HONDURAS: Obama: Stand up for Women's Rights in Honduras

    Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 923
  17. ZIMBABWE: More Needs to Be Done to Safeguard Women's Rights'

    Why are you raping us and raping kids? If you cannot propose, come to us women, we will connect you.

    Friday, December 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 510
  18. ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Orchestrated Rape - AIDS-Free World report

    "When the tenth man finished raping me they said they were going to rape my daughter.

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 511
  19. DRC: Level of Brutality Against Women and Girls in Congo Increasing; UN Must Do More To Protect Them

    Women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing increasingly brutal sexual assaults and the

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 576
  20. ZIMBABWE: Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

    According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year's highly contested presidential election an es

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 481
  21. Arab Women Issue a Call to Arab Heads of State

    On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 527
  22. INTERNATIONAL: UN Women's Treaty Weakened By Slew of Reservations

    A landmark UN treaty on women's rights, which will be 30 years old next week, is in danger of being politically under

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 695
  23. BURMA: Peace-building Workshops Help Burmese Women

    The stories coming from Burmese and ethnic minority women along the border with Thailand are difficult to listen to.

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 301
  24. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Among 'Worst Off' In World

    Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 649
  25. AFGHANISTAN: Gov't and Donors Fail to Protect Women's Rights

    Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 650
  26. AFGHANISTAN: Keep Promises to Afghan Women

    Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 651
  27. BURMA: US Women's Issues Envoy Seeks Junta Accountability

    The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus

    Saturday, December 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 696
  28. Sexual Violence, Process Theories of Negotiations and The Evolution of Human Security

    In the academic literature on peace negotiations, scholars have touched on issues of justice, but do not go far enoug

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 945
  29. Sexual Violence, Process Theories of Negotiations & The Evolution of Human Securit

    In the academic literature on peace negotiations, scholars have touched on issues of justice, but do not go far enoug

    Friday, December 4, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 967
  30. EAST AFRICA: Sexual Abuse Highest in East Africa

    Cases of gender-based sexual violence are higher in the Great Lakes region than any other part of the world, regional

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 552
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  32. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Police Probe Says Women Possibly Raped Before Massacre

    Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 604
  33. INTERNATIONAL: Women Still Suffer Discrimination 30 Years After Global Treaty Banned it – UN Chief

    Thirty years after an international treaty banning discrimination against women came into force, women and girls are

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 697
  34. The Trouble with Rape Trials – Views of Witnesses, Prosecutors and Judges on Prosecuting Sexualised Violence during the War in the former Yogoslavia

    This study was inspired by Binaifer Nowrojee, the current director of the Open Society Initiative for East Africa.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 410
  35. LATIN AMERICA: Media-Latin America: Women Deserve Better Press

    "The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 520
  36. AFGHANISTAN: Rape in Afghanistan a Profound Problem

    Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 652
  37. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Official Says Victims Were Sexually Mutilated

    Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,

    Saturday, November 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 605
  38. SOUTH AFRICA: 'There Is A Sense Of Vindication'

    Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondar

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 513
  39. GUINEA-BISSAU: At Least 100 Women Raped in Guinea Crackdown

    Guinean soldiers raped at least 100 women during a crackdown on protesters in September, a human righ

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 579
  40. PHILIPPINES: Mindanao Women Outraged over Maguindanao Carnage

    Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 606
  41. GUATEMALA: Putting an End to Violence Against Women in Guatemala

    This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 521
  42. INTERNATIONAL: UN Officials Urge Intensified Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international communit

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 699
  43. INTERNATIONAL: UNHCR Chief Reiterates Commitment to Prevention of Sexual Violence

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres stressed on Wednesday that his agency was fully committed t

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 701
  44. INTERNATIONAL: UN Pledges Millions to Fight Violence Against Women

    The United Nations announced Tuesday $10.5 million in new grants to bolster international efforts to end violence aga

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 702
  45. INTERNATIONAL: Women Nobel Peace Laureates & Women's Rights Leaders Urge Secretary of State Clinton to Condemn Violence Against Women in Honduras

    More than 175 human rights and feminist leaders--including three Nobel Peace Prize winners and leaders of national an

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 703
  46. INTERNATIONAL: Ban Launches New Network of Men Leaders to Combat Violence Against Women

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Viole

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 704
  47. LATIN AMERICA: Gender-based Violence Represents Threat to Human Security

    Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 522
  48. INTERNATIONAL: Three Decades of Progress on Women's Rights, but Major Obstacles to Equality Persist

    In Cameroon it was used to bring justice to village women suffering rape and other physical abuse from their husbands

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 705
  49. SUDAN: Women's Group Questions Rules Behind Sudan ‘Trousers Case' Crackdown

    A women's advocacy network recently highlighted Sudanese women's rights with a presentation to an African human right

    Sunday, November 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 006
  50. LIBERIA: "The New War is Rape"

    In Liberia rape survivors are increasingly speaking up and seeking help as awareness of rights increa

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 582

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