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  1. AFGHANISTAN: Violence Stalks Women Workers in Afghanistan

    With a severe limp and no control over her bladder — caused by the blade scraping her spinal cord — the 2

    Sunday, September 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 455
  2. PAKISTAN: NA Speaker Fehmida Mirza Honoured

    Japan's Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba accepted the Institute's International Peace Building Award on behalf of the

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 456
  3. GUATEMALA: Army's Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala

    “In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 498
  4. GUINEA: Fresh Tears, Steeled Will

    One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guine

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 428
  5. GUATEMALA: Women's Gathering in Defense of Water, Life and Territory

    “In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 448
  6. UNITED STATES: Peace in the Land

    Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 449
  7. UNITED STATES: Breaking Barriers: What It Will Take To Achieve Security, Peace, and Justice

    It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 450
  8. PAKISTAN: The Next General Elections -- Some Pre-Requisites

    First of all, Pakistan being a multinational federal state, the parliament ought to be so constituted as to ensure fa

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 484
  9. A Congolese Community-Based Health Program for Survivors of Sexual Violence

    Many survivors of gender based violence (GBV) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) report barriers to access hea

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 708
  10. UGANDA: Teenage Girl Becomes Africa's Youngest MP

    Proscovia Alengot Oromait has become Africa's youngest Member of Paliament (MP) at the age of 19, after she won the U

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 427
  11. "INTERNATIONAL: Tunisia Rape Victim Accused of 'Indecency'"

    Tunisian civil society is rallying in support of a young woman who was raped by police officers in what they say is p

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 451
  12. SOUTH EAST ASIA: Penang's Women Lead Local Democracy

    Over three consecutive days, ending Sep.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 463
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Undercover Security: The Afghan Women Taking on the Taliban

    The centre is part refuge, part meeting place. She is part tutor and part mentor to her visitors.

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 465
  14. In Search of Safety and Solutions: Somali Refugee Adolescent Girls at Sheder and Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia

    The Women's Refugee Commission completed a research mission to the Jijiga Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia in April 2

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 707
  15. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: A Struggle Against Invisibility - Gender Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

    In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 426
  16. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's women are a political force that can no longer be ignored

    Two years ago, Sierra Leone's government invited the women's movement to draw up a bill to usher in the quota system

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 429
  17. AFGHANISTAN: Despite deadly risks, Afghan girls take brave first step

    For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 431
  18. PHILIPPINES: Samar women recognized for peace efforts

    Samar women were given recognition for their efforts to keep peace in the towns of San Jorge, Matuginao, and San Jose

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 437
  19. INTERNATIONAL: Pledge For Every Woman, Every Child

    Women and children shared the spotlight at the 27th session of the U.N. General Assemblyon Tuesday, (Sept. 25).

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 444
  20. UNITED STATES: Millions to Promote Women in Peacemaking

    A former U.S. ambassador has announced a multimillion dollar pledge to support a landmark U.N.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 445
  21. INTERNATIONAL: The Word on Women - Tapping Women's Leadership for Peace and Security

    Last night the East West Institute, a foreign policy think tank that promotes dialogue and understanding on security

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 446
  22. INTERNATIONAL: Women's Role in Peacemaking Gets Multimillion Dollar Support

    Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, said the Institute for Inclusive Securi

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 457
  23. INTERNATIONAL: U.N. Women Demands End to Impunity for Wartime Rape and Violence

    “The fact remains that women's bodies remain a battleground, and impunity remains the norm rather than the exce

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 464
  24. The 8th Infantry (Stormtroopers) Division, Philippine Army participated in the two-day seminar workshop on women, peace and security at Caluwayan Palm Beach Resort, Brgy Caluwayan, Marabut, Samar last September 24-25, 2012.

    The event was organized by the Women engaged in Action (We Act) 1325, a coalition of women organizations and civil so

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 486
  25. AFRICA: Viewpoint: Are Africa's women on the rise?

    The past 12 months have seen a series of notable successes for African women - with two Nobel Peace prizes, a second

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 419
  26. INTERNATIONAL: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence – UN and Partners

    “In conflict zones, women are disproportionately affected by sexual and gender-based violence, forced displacem

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 424
  27. INTERNATIONAL: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence – UN and Partners

    “In conflict zones, women are disproportionately affected by sexual and gender-based violence, forced displacem

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 425
  28. COLOMBIA: Militarized Gender Performativity: Women and Demobilization in Colombia's FARC and AUC.

    Abstract Women are usually represented as victims in the literature on conflict and conflict resolution.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 730
  29. 67th Session 2012/2013

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012

    The General Debate of the 67th session of the General Assembly was held on 25 September – 1 October 2012.

    General Assembly Sessions47 368
  30. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring reforms still leaving women out in the cold

    Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 404
  31. HAITI: Will it Work for Women? New Gender Action Case Assesses World-Bank Financed Haitian National Housing Policy

    Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 413
  32. LIBERIA/ MALAWI: Malawi's Banda and Liberia's Sirleaf:

    Malawi President Joyce Banda and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivered blunt advice Monday to those seek

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 420
  33. UNITED STATES: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks At The Women's Access To Justice High-Level Lunch Event At The United Nations, Sept. 24, 2012

    It is an honor to take part in today's forum, and to be joined by so many distinguished Heads of State and Government

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 442
  34. UNITED STATES: Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership And United States Commitments To Expand Women's Political And Ecomomic Participation

    While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 443
  35. Q&A with Expert on Criminal Courts and Prosecuting Gender-Based Violence Perpetrators, Bringing Victims in for their Day in Court

    As the United Nations General Assembly convenes this week with an emphasis on the Rule of Law, Maxine Marcus, an expe

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 705
  36. Women in the Security Sector: a Regional Perspective

    The idea for making a collection of thematic papers "Women in Security Sector – A Regional Perspective&quo

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 706
  37. LIBYA: Former Exiles Chafe Over Surge of Salafism

    Before last year, Naziha Arebi hardly knew her Libyan family.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 405
  38. USA: Inclusive Security Resolves to Act

    Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 407
  39. LEBANON: Lebanon Launches Campaign to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

    With the support of the European Union, Save the Children and its partner in Lebanon KAFA (Enough) Violence and Explo

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 412
  40. UNITED STATES: Inclusive Security Resolves to Act

    Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 417
  41. MIDDLE EAST: Revolution Far From Over For Women of Arab Spring

    Egyptians have finally spoken out regarding the attacks by Salafist Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr against female Eg

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 524
  42. AFRICA: AU to give special attention to issue of women, children in armed conflicts in Africa

    The African Union (AU) has said special attention would be given to the issue of women and children in armed conflict

    Saturday, September 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 408
  43. IRAN: Iran Women to be Watch Guards at Prisons

    The Iranian government and police have begun positioning women as watch guards at female prisons across the country a

    Saturday, September 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 411
  44. LIBYA: 'For Gaddafi, rape was a weapon'

    A French reporter has published a book of testimonies from women forced into former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's h

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 397
  45. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: Libyans 'exploiting Syrian women' with marriage offers

    Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 398
  46. LIBERIA: No liberty for Liberian women as rapes continue

    Violence against females is the most widely reported violent crime in the West African country of Liberia, affecting

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 399

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