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  1. GUATEMALA: Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Injustice

    One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 188
  2. LEBANON: Lebanese Protests Against Violence Near the Syrian Border

    The situation in northern Lebanon has made a turn for the worse during the last couple of weeks, after several outbre

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 192
  3. Are Women Occupying New Movements?

    At the recently concluded OpenForum, held in Cape Town South Africa, I was asked to speak to the question of whether

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 638
  4. EGYPT: Egypt's Islamists: Much to Prove on Women's Rights

    Watch the video that accompanies t

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 176
  5. MIDDLE EAST: Women's Rights Not Blocked by Religion in Arab World, Claims Survey

    Religious views do not stand in opposition to women's rights in the Arab world, says a survey of men and women from a

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 178
  6. PAKISTAN: Women's True Participation in Political Process Demanded

    Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 179
  7. RWANDA: Schoolgirls Form Gender Club

    As a way of training young girls' leadership experiences, Nyagatare Secondary School administration has opened a &quo

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 181
  8. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Allows "Qualified" Women to Compete in Olympics

    Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time, following

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 182
  9. KOSOVO: Inclusion and Integration of Women of Northern Kosovo Important Topics in a Roundtable Discussion Organized by the Regional Women's Lobby

    The Regional Women's Lobby (RLW), a network of women from seven countries in the Western Balkans, organized a roundta

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 189
  10. PERU: Peru Widens Civil War Compensation for Victims of Sexual Violence

    The testimonies of sexual abuses committed during Peru's bloody internal conflict make for grim reading.

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 241
  11. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The Past That Has Not Passed: Human Rights Violations in Papua Before and After Reformasi

    This joint report by ICTJ and the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM-Papua) provides important ins

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 735
  12. LIBYA: Equal Participation of Women Vital for Building New Libya, Says UN Envoy

    The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 173
  13. DRC: Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Congo find Access to Justice

    There are no court houses in Kalonge health district, a region home to more than 130,000 people, high in the hills ab

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 175
  14. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh's Hindu Women Right for Divorce Rights

    Unlike her Muslim compatriots, Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 177
  15. ZIMBABWE: Women's Active Participation in National Issues Laudable

    The MDC Women's Assembly has celebrated the resilience shown by women to fight off socio-economic hardships caused by

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 180
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Rape Case Turns Focus on Local Police

    The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 183
  17. NEPAL: Implement Obligations, Urges CEDAW Panel

    Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee has urged the government

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 184
  18. Ask the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence

    Last week, forty members of Congress re-introduced the International Violence Against Women Act (I-VAWA).

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 626
  19. EGYPT: Egypt's New President to Pick Woman, Christian VPs

    Egypt's first ever democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will make history in another way: by appointing a

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 172
  20. TAJIKISTAN: Postwar Tajik Fatwa Helped Women Start New Lives

    It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 195
  21. Communications Procedure of the Commission on the Status of Women

    Any individual, non-governmental organization, group or network may submit communications (complaints/appeals/petitio

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 627
  22. Engaging Men for Women's Empowerment

    PRIO Gender, Peace and Security Update

    Issue 2/2012

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 628
  23. ZIMBABWE: Bloated Parliament to Accommodate Women

    ZANU PF and the two main MDC parties have agreed controversial new plans to establish a bloated Parliament with close

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 167
  24. PHILIPPINES: Gender Equality Can Boost Productivity

    Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 168
  25. RWANDA: Vulnerable Women Acquire Life Skills

    At least 43 vulnerable women in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District have successfully completed a nine month training cours

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 170
  26. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victim - My Daughter Cried When She Saw Bemba's Men Assaulting Me

    On Monday, a victim recounted to International Criminal Court (ICC) judges how she was sexually assaulted in front of

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 171
  27. COLOMBIA: Colombians Doubt a Law Can Get Them Home Again

    Women constitute about 55 percent of Colombia's 3 to 5 million internally displaced population, and a new land restit

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 194
  28. Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, June 2012

    On 25 June 2012, the Security Council held an Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians (PoC) in Armed Conflict.

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Security Council Debate87 202
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  30. SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Transition and Women's Right to Drive

    Last Sunday, June 17, marked the first anniversary of the Saudi Women2Dr

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 164
  31. SYRIA: All-Women Armed Battalion Forms in Homs

    A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 165
  32. INTERNATIONAL: Sierra Leone's Health Minister to Serve as UN Envoy on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Zainab Hawa Bangura, currently the Minister of Health and Sanitation of S

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 166
  33. The Revolution and the Emancipation of Women: A Reflection on Sankara's Speech, 25 Years Later

    I would like to situate my ideas within the geo-political context of the popular uprisings that continue to take plac

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 623
  34. INTERNATIONAL: The Gender of Transitional Justice: Law, Sexual Violence and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

    Recent efforts to develop and implement progressive models of transitional justice have been significantly influenced

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 624
  35. INTERNATIONAL: Women and Leadership: Let's Continue the Conversation

    Just over a week ago, the very first Dialogue for Action Africa was held in Libreville, Gabon.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 153
  36. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring vs. Women's Rights

    In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 156
  37. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Have Choice of Rock or Hard Place

    If new elections are held, Fatema Khafagy will not be sorry to see the months-old Islamist parliament go.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 157
  38. INTERNATIONAL: Will the World Listen to Women?

    What does birth control have anything to do with reducing global emissions?

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 162
  39. USA: "Invisible War" Documentary Tackles Military Rape

    Filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering explore rape within the U.S.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 145
  40. IRAN: Iran Rights Lawyer Is Locked Away

    Abdolfattah Soltani, a well-known Iranian lawyer who co-founded an organization that defends the rights of women, min

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 147
  41. KURDISTAN: Women's Rights Law No Match for Kurdistan Tradition

    In June 2011, Iraqi Kurdistan passed a lan

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 148
  42. RWANDA: Employers Warned Against Sexual Exploitation

    Transparency Rwanda (TR) has cautioned banks and other employers to desist from asking for sexual favours from women

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 150
  43. NAMIBIA: Gender-Based Violence Strongly Condemned

    The Minister of Works and Transport, Erkki Nghi­mtina, has called on the youth to condemn acts of violence agains

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 152
  44. KURDISTAN: Female Army Officer Wants Peace

    The video for this story, from the Women and War series, can be viewed

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 154
  45. INTERNATIONAL: Will Rio+20 Make a Difference to Women?

    “Rio what?” asks Saba Khan, 25, married and the mother of two young daughters, only able to catch the fir

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 155
  46. INTERNATIONAL: Motion for Canada's Leadership on Ending Sexual Violence Introduced in House of Commons Today

    The New Democratic Party of Canada introduced a motion to the House of Commons to make Canada a leader in ending sexu

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 158
  47. SOUTH AFRICA: Government Must Reinstate Special Rape Courts

    Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 160
  48. MONTENEGRO: Learning About Rights Helps Roma Women in Montenegro

    Women are discriminated against in most societies.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 169
  49. Report of the Secretary-General on The situation in Afghanistan and its implication for international peace and security A/66/855 - S/2012/462

    Report covers activities of the United Nations in Afghanistan, including significant humanitarian, development, and huma
    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Secretary General Reports11 647
  50. LATIN AMERICA: UNHCR Chief Visits Ecuador Ahead of World Refugee Day

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres returned to Ecuador at the weekend and pledged to continue

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 138

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