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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. EGYPT: Women Targeted in Tahrir Square

    It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable to be female or foreign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, birthplace of the January

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 137
  16. CAMBODIA: Less Power for Cambodian Women, Report Says

    Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 151
  17. SYRIA: Sexual Assault in Detention

    Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current confli

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 132
  18. DRC: Security Council Deplores Recent Mutiny, Killing and Abuse of Civilians

    The Security Council today strongly condemned the recent mutiny by renegade soldiers in the Democratic Republic of th

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 161
  19. INDONESIA: Indonesia is a 'Dangerous Place' to be a Woman: Poll

    That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 382
  20. INDIA: India Advances, But Many Women Still Trapped In Dark Ages

    The birth of a girl, so goes a popular Hindu saying, is akin to the arrival of Lakshmi - the four-armed goddess of we

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 128
  21. COLOMBIA: Colombia's New Domestic Violence Law

    A law obliging Colombian authorities to investigate reports of domestic violence and alimony evasion will be presente

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 140
  22. INTERVIEW: Ask the Experts: Preventing Sexual Violence

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

    Monday, June 11, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 615
  23. CENTRAL AMERICA: Still a Long Way to Go in Fight Against Sexual Violence

    Access to justice for women who suffer sexual violence in Central America and southern Mexico remains limited despite

    Friday, June 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 123
  24. New Syria Massacre Includes 40 Women and Children

    Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "massacred" about 100 people, including many women and children,

    Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 105
  25. IRAQ and KURDISTAN: Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

    With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 098
  26. SUDAN: On Intisar's Zina Charges and Stoning Sentence

    On 22 April 2012, Sudanese judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced to death by stoning a young woman accused of Zina (adul

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 099
  27. CENTRAL AMERICA: Nobel Laureates Highlight Violence Against Women in Mexico, Central America

    Increased militarization in Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala has created more insecurity, especially for women, a repor

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 089
  28. INTERNATIONAL: UN General Assembly Cultural Event Will Spotlight Efforts to End Violence Against Women

    The President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 095
  29. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Violence Against Women Rampant in SI

    A week ago somewhere in the Gilbert Camp area, another young woman's life had been taken as result of violence, viole

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 104
  30. TIMOR-LESTE: Women are Also Resistance Heroes

    The punishment that she and other women in her position received is hard to justify, or even discuss, she says.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 392
  31. KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyz Migrant Women Brutally Assaulted in 'Patriotic' Videos

    The attacks follow the same scenario.

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 088
  32. Haiti: Combating Gender-Based Violence in Haiti's Displacement Camps

    On January 12, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince, killing 230,000 people,

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 602
  33. COLOMBIA: Colombians March in Honour of Bogota Rape Victim

    Thousands of people joined a march in the Colombian capital to demand justice in a case of rape and murder that has s

    Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 074