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  1. SIERRA LEONE: National Democratic Institute Schools Female Politicians

    Female aspirants for the November 17th General Elections drawn from all four Districts of Bo, Moyamba ,Pujehun and Bo

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 031
  2. LATIN AMERICA: Latin America Opens Up to Equality

    Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 034
  3. BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA: Peace, Justice Elude Rape Victims of Bosnian War

    Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are st

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 037
  4. MALI: Women's Rights in Mali 'Set Back 50 Years' by New 'Family Code' Law

    Farima Samake, a widow living in the village of Gwelekoro in the south of Mali, regrets obeying her husband when he t

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 039
  5. PAKISTAN: Pakistani Women Unite to Battle Religious Extremism

    Sameena Imtiaz, a soft-spoken, educated Pakistani social worker, operates in the midst of U.S.

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 030
  6. SIERRA LEONE: Charles Taylor Verdict - a Victory for Women's Rights

    The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian pres

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 033
  7. PAKISTAN: The Gendered Cost of NATO in Pakistan

    The Domestic Violence Bill was first introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly in 2006 by a woman member of the Paki

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 049
  8. SOUTH AFRICA: Still A Nation of Rapists 18 Years On

    Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 025
  9. JORDAN: French Embassy, UN Women Sign Agreement to Protect Women's Physical Integrity

    The French Embassy and the UNWOMEN Arab States Sub-Regional Office signed on Wednesday an agreement to combat violenc

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 026
  10. INTERNATIONAL: Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

    The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 029
  11. NEPAL/PHILIPPINES: Nepal Officials Visit Kalinga to Share Peace Plans

    Three Nepalese officials visited Kalinga to share their country's peace and security situation and its impact on wome

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 038
  12. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  13. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 019
  14. USA: Alaska Tribes Say Violence Against Women Act Could Harm Their People

    Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 021
  15. Syrian Women Risk Lives to Smuggle Aid to Dissidents

    When the aspirin and alcohol swabs fell from under her clothes at a Syrian army checkpoint, Rania stood petrified, lo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 120
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  17. MALI: Armed Groups in Northern Mali Raping Women

    Increasing numbers of Malian women are being raped by Tuareg rebels and armed groups that have swept across the north

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 024
  18. AFGHANISTAN: In Afghanistan, Underground Girls School Defies Taliban Edict, Threats

    Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 027
  19. SOUTHERN AFRICA: Violence Against Women at 'Crisis' Levels

    The South African Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has called for Southern A

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 035
  20. ARAB SPRING: Have Women's Rights Been Forgotten?

    "What is the future for democracy in the Middle East, following the Arab Spring?"… "Depends how

    Monday, April 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 032
  21. IRAN: Will Change in Iran Empower Arab Women?

    The impact of Iranian doctrines in the region is apparent throughout history.

    Sunday, April 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 028
  22. MALI: Women Come to the Negotiating Table for Mali's Peace and Transition Process

    Mali is suffering from a threefold crisis, encompassing security issues as well as humanitarian and political concern

    Friday, April 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 023
  23. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Searches Soul Over Alleged Rape of Disabled 17 Year-Old Girl

    It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 008
  24. TURKEY: 2 500 Women Activists Travel to Istanbul for AWID Forum

    More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 009
  25. PHILIPPINES: Global Network for Women Peacebuilders Confers with Tabuk Women Leaders

    Members and officials of the Global Network of Women Peacebuilders - International Civil Society Action Network (GNWP

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 985
  26. USA: Comment: Sexual Assault and Trust in the Military

    Barbara Gove served as a Marine at Parris Island and Cherry Point in the mid-nineteen-fifties.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 999
  27. ISRAEL: OPINION: What's Going On With Women in Israel?

    Today, a full-page advertisement supporting the New Israel Fund will appear in the New York Times.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 001
  28. AFGHANISTAN: Extremists Poisoned Schoolgirls' Water, Officials Say

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 002
  29. INTERNATIONAL: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 003
  30. HAITI: Haitian Justice Sector Operators Trained to Combat Sexual and Gander Based Violence

    From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 004
  31. INTERNATIONAL: Gender Equality In Green Jobs: A Promising New Sector Must Ensure Pay Equality

    A clean energy economy will generate new industries and jobs in manufacturing, construction, science and engineering,

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 005
  32. GUATEMALA: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    The involvement of women in anti-war actions and in support of peace activism worldwide is a critical part of modern

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 006
  33. DRC: A Fashion Show Featuring Women Living with HIV

    This past March was designated women's month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 010
  34. INDONESIA: National Dialogue with CSOs on National Action Plan P4K Begins

    The Indonesia National Dialogue with CSOs on National Action Plan P4K, organized by UNDP under the N-Peace initiative

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 016
  35. ZIMBABWE: A New Coalition Takes the Lead on Women's Constitutional Rights in Zimbabwe

    Women from across Zimbabwe have celebrated the launch of a strategic high-level women's coalition.

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 022
  36. EUROPE: New Partnership Between EU and UN Women to Enhance Gender Equality Worldwide

    A new partnership between the EU and UN Women set up to strengthen cooperation between the two organizations on their

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 996
  37. USA: Military Vows Upgrade in Probing Sex Assaults

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 998
  38. AMERICAS: Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

    It's the Americas' largest reunion.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 000
  39. INTERNATIONAL: Peace Movements: Violence Reduction as Common Sense

    If one thing holds the overall movement of peace movements together it is the goal of violence reduction.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 007
  40. ZIMBABWE: Gender Activists Head for South Africa

    They held their first summit in Kadoma last month, convened by Gender Links, the Zimbabwe Local Government Associatio

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 020
  41. PAKISTAN: War on Terror Traumatizes Pakistani Women

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Apr 16, 2012 (IPS) - Collateral damage caused by the ‘war on terror', prosecuted by the Uni

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 986
  42. INTERNATIONAL: UN Envoy for Sexual Violence in Conflict to Step Down Next Month

    Margot Wallström, who has been spearheading United Nations efforts to tackle sexual violence in conflict, will s

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 987
  43. BURMA: Suu Kyi's Victory and Women's Empowerment

    MYANMAR'S Election Commission announced last week the landslide victory of the opposition National League of Democrac

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 989
  44. SUDAN: Women Call for End to Systematic Rape in Darfur

    Displaced women in camps across Darfur have expressed their anger at the recent escalation of rapes carried out by mi

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 015
  45. EGYPT: Egypt's Women Face Rollback on Divorce Rights

    CAIRO - In years past, when conservative members of Egypt's parliament spoke out to demand reversing the rights of wo

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 988
  46. PACIFIC: OPINION: Pacific Governments Failed Women

    Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 990
  47. MALI: Crisis in Mali: Fundamentalism, Women's Rights and Cultural Resistance

    Jessica Horn: Were there any early warnings that this crisis would emerge?

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 013
  48. AFGHANISTAN: Afghans March in Kabul to Demand Justice for Women

    Young Afghans braved fears of violence to join a rare march on parliament to demand justice for the women who have be

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 991
  49. TUNISIA: Talk is Cheap: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Tunisia

    “Breaking the silence is the first step.”

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 014
  50. PAKISTAN: Women Heralding the Winds of Change in Pakistan

    Karachi, Pakistan - From a country where terrorism, extremism, inner strife and polarisation continue to eat at its r

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 979

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