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  1. SUDAN: A More Gender Representative Leadership

    As the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 488
  2. SOUTH ASIA: Women's Peace Offensive

    ‘Give peace a chance' may just be another cliché for many, but for women who have suffered the ravages o

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 545
  3. NORTH AFRICA. Women's Political Participation in North Africa Enhanced Under UN-backed Project

    Women's political participation in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia is to be enhanced under a new United Nations-backed p

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 311
  4. 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
  5. AFRICA: Achieving Fifty Percent Women in Decision Making by 2015

    Gender activists from East and Southern Africa have expressed shock at the backward trends in the 50/50 campaign in r

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 672
  6. WESTERN SAHARA: Activist Aminatou Haidar Expelled

    A Western Sahara activist expelled by Morocco has been allowed to return from Spain after maintaining a hunger strike

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 511
  7. 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
  8. BURUNDI: Security Council Extends UN Mission in Burundi for Another Year as Elections Loom

    The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful

    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 614
  9. SIERRA LEONE: Woman Breaking Traditional Walls in Chieftaincy Elections

    A war is raging in the eastern part of the country, once the centre stage for battles during the 10-year civil war an

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 580
  10. 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
  11. SUDAN: Seeking a Democratic South Sudan

    The atmosphere is heavily charged with political tensions, alliances are already in the offing, expectations are h

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 479
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NAMIBIA: Group Decries Poor Women Representation in New Namibian National Assembly

    The Women's Action for Development (WAD) has expressed disappointment in the reduction of women in the new National A

    Friday, December 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 430
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Lead Protest Against Government Corruption

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Several hundred women, many holding aloft pictures of relatives killed by d

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 647
  18. MIDDLE EAST: 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 648
  19. 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
  20. INTERNATIONAL: Women on the Frontline For Human Rights

    Women often bear the brunt of poverty and human rights abuses; but as activists they use these roles to trigger posit

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 591
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. GUINEA: Evidence of New Arrests, Harassment and Illegal Detentions by Guinea Security Forces

    Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 November.

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 575
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  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. INTERNATIONAL: Women and Men Building Bridges for Peace

    “It is important to build bridges, not only to connect different government ministries or women's organizations

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 698
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. IRAQ: Refugees: Women on the Margins

    Many Iraqi women refugees, sheltered temporarily in Syria, bear the scars and trauma of extreme violence suffered in

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 346
  36. Mozambique: Women Recruits Join Efforts to Turn Mozambique Into a Demining Success Story

    Two years ago, Claudia Felizardo Armando from Mozambique applied for a job - with a difference.

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 645
  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
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  39. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Would Rather Talk About Recovery

    As the world waits for President Barack Obama to announce next week his plan to send up to 30,000 additional U.S.

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 654
  40. IRAN: Iran Seizes Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi's Medal

    Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 655
  41. NAMIBIA: 'Parties Totally Don't Care About Women's Rights'

    Gender activists foresee a drop in female parliamentarians after Namibia's general and presidential elections on Nove

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 512
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. INTERNATIONAL: Getting Loud to End Violence Against Women

    Following the chain of events that leads to something good is almost as inspirational as the good thing itself.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 700
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. ZIMBABWE: Obama Issues Sharp Rebuke of Mugabe

    In honoring Zimbabwe's tenacious women protesters at the White House on Monday, President Obama gave his sharpest cri

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 514

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