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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. PHILIPPINES: The Department of Interior and Local Government to Conduct Activities Aimed at Ending Violence Against Women

    The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending v

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 665
  22. KURDISTAN: Kurdistan PM Helps Launch Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

    Kurdistan Regional Government KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined the High Committee of the Campaign Combatti

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 676
  23. SUDAN: 16 Days Campaign Challenges Violence Against Women

    On Sunday November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the start of the annual 1

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 661
  24. INTERNATIONAL: Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Advanced at UN

    Campaigners against female circumcision have scored a major victory with the approval by a United Nations committee o

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 663
  25. RWANDA: Governments Urged to Intensify Fight Against Women Violence

    The UN Women Executive Director, Michelle Bachelet has called on governments to employ effective means to fight viole

    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 659
  26. Sierra Leone: World Court Struggles to Finish Mass Rape Cases

    The international war tribunal set up to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 658
  27. SYRIA: Syrian Women & Girls -- No Safe Refuge

    In Syria, women and girls are being targeted for rape on a massive scale.

    Sunday, November 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 755
  28. MALI: Al-Qaeda Linked Group Detains Mali Women

    New fighting and a crackdown on women not wearing veils by Islamist militants has marred peace moves by two rival gro

    Saturday, November 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 682
  29. DRC: A Red Armband for Dr. Mukwege

    The situation has been very tense at Panzi Hospital since the assassination attempt on Doctor Denis Mukwege that forc

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 648
  30. AFRICA: Women Body Lobbies for Law on Marital Rape

    A grouping of women living with HIV/Aids has asked parliament to criminalise marital rape as a new report reveals pre

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 635
  31. PHILIPPINES: Medecins Sans Frontieres presses PNG on rampant sexual violence

    The president of Medecins Sans Frontieres pressed Papua New Guinea's new government to address its epidemic levels of

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 636
  32. COLOMBIA: Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia

    Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 754
  33. DRC: Local Women Respond to Attempt on Doctor's Life

    “What about the women who were raped who were depending on Dr.

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 632
  34. INTERNATIONAL: We Must Put Price Tag on Cost of Rape in War - Wallstrom

    A leading campaigner against sexual violence in conflict has called for economists to calculate the global cost of th

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 633
  35. COLOMBIA: Rights Study Highlights Vulnerability of Colombia's Displaced Girls and Women

    Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 651
  36. LIBYA: Libya to Receive UN Women Grant for the First Time

    Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 624
  37. CAMBODIA: Women speak out over Khmer Rouge sexual violence

    For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 634
  38. INTERNATIONAL: UN Trust Fund to give over $8 million in grants to help end violence against women

    The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women will give more than $8 million in grants to local initiatives in 18 c

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 622
  39. DRC: Nobel-nominated Congo doctor fears going home after attack

    A Nobel-prize nominated Congolese gynecologist said on Tuesday he is too scared to return to his native Congo after a

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 618
  40. DRC: One-third of Congolese men admit committing sexual violence

    More than one in three men surveyed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's war-torn east admits committing sexual

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 589
  41. PAKISTAN: Violence Against Women High in Peshawar

    Other districts are Lahore, Okara, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujrat, DG Khan, Pakpattan, Muzaffargar

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 563
  42. PAKISTAN: Culture of Impunity Blamed for Violence Against Women

    The report adds that the FIRs of around 59 per cent of the cases in the province were not registered.

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 549
  43. PAKISTAN: Violence against women: 'Sexual violence increasing in K-P'

    Activists said the provincial government should appoint an ombudsperson to redress women's complaints against harassm

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 542
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  45. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Clerics Denounce Violence Against Women

    Afghan women's safety activists say a new partnership with religious leaders can help stop Taliban attacks on girls a

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 544
  46. GUATEMALA: Sexual Slavery Wounds Persist in Guatemala

    Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 546
  47. AFGHANISTAN: Sisters in Arms: Young Afghan Activist Continues Malala's Fight

    The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 537
  48. DRC: 5 000 rapes as unrest engulfs eastern DRC

    At least 5 000 women have been raped this year in the Democratic Republic of Congo's eastern province of North Kivu a

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 538
  49. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Woman's Beheading Latest In Alarming Trend

    In the latest incident, an 18-year-old identified only as Najibullah was arrested on October 13 in connection with th

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 540
  50. INTERNATIONAL: Eradicating Sexual Violence in Conflict Not 'a Mission Impossible' – UN Senior Official

    “As daunting as the road ahead is, I do not think eradicating sexual violence in conflict is a mission impossib

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 545

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