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  1. UGANDA: UNICEF Condemns Acid Attacks

    International Child rights organisation UNICEF-Uganda has strongly condemned the increasing incidents of acid attack

    Friday, December 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 627
  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. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Women Leader Sees Long Way Ahead for Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment

    Sarah Ajith James arrived in Washington last Sunday night, just five months after her country -- South Sudan -- seced

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 583
  5. SUDAN: Government and SLM Blame Each Other for Murder of Two Women

    The bodies of two women who had been raped and murdered in Gerud locality were found in the region of Kara, South Dar

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 597
  6. KENYA: Helping Women to End Sex-For-Fish Culture

    For the past five years, Achieng*, a 35-year-old widow and mother of six, has sold fish on the Kenyan shores of Lake

    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 565
  7. UGANDA: Women Up Gender Pressure

    Gender activists have proposed a guide to monitor performance of governments in eliminating sexual and gender-based v

    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 571
  8. 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
  9. RWANDA: Central African Republic Legislators Tour Musanze

    Two women Members of Parliament from the Central African Republic (CAR), yesterday met with members of National Women

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 511
  10. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security, NGOWG, December 2011

    For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations o

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 540
  11. SOUTH SUDAN: UK calls for clampdown on violence against women in S. Sudan

    The UK's first ambassador to South Sudan, Alistair McPhail, has called for a focus upon tackling the country's violen

    Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 480
  12. UGANDA: We Must Take The Pledge to Stop Violence Against Women

    On Friday, November 25, I wore a white ribbon in support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Aga

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 451
  13. UGANDA: Prevent Violence Against Women to Create a Peaceful Nation

    As ACFODE celebrates her 26th birthday this month, and as the country prepares for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign A

    Monday, November 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 446
  14. UGANDA: 16 Days of Activism Against Violence

    As we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we appeal to everyone to participate in promoting &

    Monday, November 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 447
  15. SOUTH SUDAN: "Claim your rights", Gender Minister Urges Women

    The deputy minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare Dr.

    Sunday, November 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 448
  16. SUDAN: UNAMID organises dialogue on women and peace in Darfur

    UNAMID organized today in El Fasher, North Darfur, an open day on the progress in the implementation of the United Na

    Friday, November 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 440
  17. SOUTH SUDAN: On The Record: Women in South Kordofan

    In a society like Sudan in which men occupy the vast majority of leadership positions, one might be surprised to know

    Monday, November 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 434
  18. Sudan Vision: Details: The Concept of Citizenship Interface With Gender Issues; Parts 1, 2, 3

    Citizenship
    Sunday, November 13, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 532
  19. SOMALIA: Rape Cases Soar in Galkayo Camps

    Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the

    Friday, November 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 425
  20. UGANDA: The War Might be Over, But Women in Northern Uganda Still Suffer Abuse

    November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 414
  21. 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
  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. 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
  24. SOMALIA: 'Living Hell': Somalia's Hidden Rape Epidemic

    Nadifa, a widowed mother of four, left her hut near Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, to search for food.

    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 369
  25. KENYA: Kenya Struggles With Female Lawmaker Quota

    In Kenya, a Cabinet task force is grappling with how to implement a constitutional requirement that women comprise at

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 357
  26. 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
  27. SUDAN: Report Expresses Concern for Women's Rights in the Two Sudans

    A report published in conjunction with a human rights conference to be held in Gambia from 24 October to 7 November p

    Sunday, October 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 350
  28. ERITREA: Women's Role in Ensuring Social Justice Described Vital

    The Administrator of Gash-Barka region, Mr.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 338
  29. Uncovering the story of Women's Participation in the Kenya Mediation Process

    The 2008 Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation is an exceptional example of good practice in terms of the repres

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 512
  30. 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
  31. KENYA: Kenya Ranked Top in Gender Reforms

    Kenya has been voted the best country in the world for passing laws that enable women to conduct business during the

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 315
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. UGANDA: Brig. Nalweyiso: Woman of Many Firsts

    If it had not been for the brutal government soldiers, may be Brigadier Proscovia Nalweyiso would not have become a s

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 281
  35. KENYA: Kenya Rated Top on Gender Reforms

    Kenya has been praised for passing laws and policies that promote gender equality.

    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 263
  36. SUDAN: Workshop on Gender Issues Begins Today

    A workshop on post referendum gender issues commences today.

    Monday, September 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 231
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. SUDAN: Conflict Resolution Training for Women Leaders in West Darfur

    Thirty women leaders started yesterday in El Geneina, West Darfur, a three-day training on conflict resolution to exp

    Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 480
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. SOMALIA: Scarred Somali Women Take Stock After Al-Shabaab Withdrawal

    The day seems to be getting brighter in Somalia districts that bore the brunt of fanaticism under the al-Shaabab mili

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 255
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  44. 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
  45. UGANDA: Domestic Violence on the Increase in the Acholi Sub-Region

    When the two-decade armed conflict that ravaged Acholi sub-region ended five years ago, women thought the worst was o

    Monday, September 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 252
  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. EAST AFRICA: Participants of the 2011 EASSI Gender/SALW Institute Conduct Skills Transfer Training in Kapcohrwa, Uganda

    In the month of August 2011, EASSI completed her second month-long training on the gender dimension of Small Arms and

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 239
  48. 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
  49. SUDAN: Women Stand Up For Their Rights in New Repuclic of South Sudan

    Just a few days after independence was declared, the South Sudan Women Lawyers Association (SSWLA) issued a rallying

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 215
  50. SOMALIA: Rape Epidemic Somalia's Other Crisis

    The supposed sanctuary of Kenyan refugee camps can't protect Somali women from the horrors of a growing rape epidemic

    Thursday, August 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 149

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