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  1. BANGLADESH: Gang Rape Incident, a Lesson for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh's rights leaders have joined in the call of the neighbouring India for an end to crimes against women.

    Sunday, December 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 818
  2. LIBERIA: Gender & Development Ministry's Mandate Questioned

    The Country Director of Action Aid Liberia, an international women's rights advocate group, has called on the Governm

    Friday, December 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 703
  3. DRC: Women Seek Peace

    The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo

    Friday, December 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 706
  4. NATO: A Hundred Days of Promoting the Role of Women in Peace and Security

    ''Throughout my career I have worked on challenging and interesting issues,'' says Mari Skåre, who was recently

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 761
  5. IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ACTION PLAN: Implementation Plan of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

    The report released by the State Department details the role of women in preventing conflict and building peace throu

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 762
  6. EGYPT: Video: Unveiled Women Barred from Voting on Constitution

    Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 697
  7. ISRAEL: Hareid Parties: Women's 'Role' Not in the Knesset

    The Knesset Election Committee will discuss the possibility of disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no wom

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 698
  8. Kurdistan: Women's Rights Activists Endure Death Threats, Attacks

    Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 699
  9. LIBERIA: GBV Campaigners Pledge to End Violence Against Women, Children

    Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 700
  10. SRI LANKA: Women's Insecurity in the North and East

    Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 760
  11. LIBERIA: Liberian Journalist Faces Death Threats over Female Circumcision, or Genital Mutilation Writings

    The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 688
  12. IRAQ: Female Suicide Bombers 'Weapon of Choice' for Al-Qaida, Expert Says

    Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 690
  13. INDIA: Delhi Gang-Rape Underscores Rising Sexual Violence Against Indian Women

    A horrific gang rape of a young woman on a bus in India on Sunday underscores the rising tide of sexual violence fema

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 693
  14. SIERRA LEONE: Political Battle Wages on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Sierra Leone

    It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 695
  15. COTE D'IVOIRE/RWANDA: Women Join Ivory Coast Peacekeepers

    A group of 15 policewomen became the first all-women team to deploy with the U.N.

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 696
  16. 12th Anniversary of SCR 1325

    Last Monday, December 10th, was Human Rights Day!

    If you have any difficulty reading this newsletter in HTML, please

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    ENews91 129
  17. ISRAEL: Women of the Wall Pray for Equality

    Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 687
  18. RWANDA/COTE D'IVOIRE: UN Commends Rwandan Women Peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

    The United Nations police adviser, Ann-Marie Orler, has welcomed the arrival of Rwanda's female police contingent in

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 689
  19. DRC: Bring Women Into Peace Talks - Diop

    It's a country the size of all of western Europe, with enormous mineral riches that enable the artifacts of modern li

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 691
  20. IRAN: Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Sotoudeh Sends Letter to World

    After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.

    Friday, December 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 686
  21. DRC: Congolese Women Plead For Help In Ending Violence, Crimes Against Women

    Women in Africa's Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are calling on President Barack Obama to lend resources and

    Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 684
  22. SOUTH AFRICA: Report: 90% Of South African Women Abused

    Marching on Pretoria's Union Buildings in protest of marginalization and mistreatment under apartheid in 1956, 20,000

    Thursday, December 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 685
  23. AFGHANISTAN: UN Calls For More Afghan Women Protection

    A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 683
  24. MALI: Malian Women Demand Voice in Negotiations

    Mariam Cisse sits on a wooden bench with her arm wrapped in a sling, her sad eyes cast downward and her voice low.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 730
  25. Disarmament and Civil Society, Applying a Disarmament Lens to Gender, Human Rights, Development, Security, Education and Communication

    The issues and activities presented in this volume represent only a very small slice of global efforts to expand the

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 759
  26. SIERRA LEONE: Bangura Rethinks U.N.'s Sex-Violence Patrol

    Zainab Bangura has taken over one of the United Nations' most thankless top positions: tackling a world's worth of ho

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 677
  27. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone Women Struggle for Political Role

    Sierra Leone held its third election since the end of its decade-long civil war on November 17.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 678
  28. COTE D'IVOIRE: Transgender Prostitutes Face Abuse in Ivory Coast

    It seemed like a case of simple blackmail.

    Monday, December 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 674
  29. CENTRAL / EAST AFRICA: Refugees 'Are Forced Into Destitution' in Britain Because They Cannot Be Sent Back

    Thousands of people who have fled some of the world's most dangerous countries are being forced into destitution, beg

    Monday, December 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 675
  30. Gender Equality Policy

    "The purpose of this policy instruction is to strengthen the way OCHA responds to humanitarian crises by ensurin

    Monday, December 10, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 660
  31. ETHIOPIA: Condoning Crime Against Women

    Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia.

    Friday, December 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 673
  32. MALI: Malian Refugee Women Recount Ordeal

    Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.

    Friday, December 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 717
  33. DRC: Surge in Sexual Violence in North Kivu

    Sexual violence is on the rise as armed groups continue to move across the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's (DR

    Thursday, December 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 681
  34. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Shuns Female Brokers

    A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.

    Thursday, December 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 821
  35. COTE D'IVOIRE: A Wife Accused of War Crimes: The Unprecedented Case of Simone Gbagbo

    On November 22nd, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the indictment of Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former

    Monday, December 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 680
  36. OCHA Gender Toolkit

    This publication was released in December 2012, which discusses tools to help OCHA address gender equality.

    Saturday, December 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 920
  37. Monthly Action Points (MAP) for the Security Council: December 2012

    For December, in which Morocco has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations on the situation

    Saturday, December 1, 2012
    Monthly Action Points87 483
  38. Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security, November 2012

    Overview

    On Friday November 30th 2012, the Security Council held its annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and S

    Friday, November 30, 2012
    Security Council Debate87 208
  39. GUATEMALA:Women Human Rights Defenders: Activism's Front-Line

    The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 667
  40. EGYPT: Legal teams & advocates work to save women from domestic violence

    In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 668
  41. MENA: Why Can't We All Just Hold Hands? One Woman's Mission to Bring Peace to the Middle East

    A Dubai resident has decided to undertake a one-woman mission to bring peace to the 22 countries in the Arab League.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 670
  42. UNITED STATES: Women Relay Experiences of Violence Through Art

    As unrest unfolds in the Middle East, a traveling art exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln seems all th

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 671
  43. SOUTH SUDAN: Yei Commissioner Vows to Fight Violence Against Women and Children

    The Commissioner of Yei County in South Sudan's Central Equatoria State, Juma David Augustine, said on Tuesday that h

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 664

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