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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. SOMALIA: Burqa Refusal Led to Death Threats

    A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 517
  15. MALI: Women Primary Victims of Violence in Northern Mali, Says UN Rights Official

    Concluding a four-day visit to Mali, a top United Nations human rights official today cited ongoing abuses in the nor

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 490
  16. 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
  17. Gender, Transitional Justice, and Displacement: Challenges in Africa's Great Lakes Region

    This paper focuses on Africa's Great Lakes region, where levels of displacement have been chronically high by any sta

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 687
  18. DRC:M23 Rebels Committing War Crimes

    (Goma) – M23 rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are responsible for widespread war crimes, includin

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 338
  19. INTERNATIONAL: UN: Set Plan for Women, Children With Disabilities

    The challenges facing women and children with disabilities are the focus of the annual Conference of States Parties f

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 363
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  21. SYRIA: Online Trafficking of Syrian Women Shames All Involved

    Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 344
  22. Gender Identity and the Subject of Security

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 691
  23. UNITED STATES: US Visas Hit a Ceiling


    Monday, September 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 322
  24. ISRAEL: Women Living in Israel List Sexual Violence as Bigger Security Threat than Bombings

    Women in Israel have very different views on what the basic threats against their security are, depending on factors

    Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 301
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  26. COLOMBIA: Conviction for Conflict-Related Rape and Murders 'A Rare Victory'.

    A civilian court's conviction of a Colombian junior army officer for the murder and rape of a girl is a rare victory

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 296
  27. ETHIOPIA: Army Commits Torture, Rape

    The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 299
  28. PALESTINE: In Peace, Palestinian Women Under Attack

    Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh

    Sunday, August 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 303
  29. NICARAGUA: Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

    Carla lost everything when she got pregnant at the age of 13: her first year of secondary school, her family, her boy

    Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 329
  30. For Women, There Are No 'Just Wars'

    No one wants to go to war.

    Friday, August 10, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 679
  31. PAKISTAN: Pakistan's Tribal Justice System: Often a Vehicle for Revenge

    Suleman Khan demanded justice from the tribal elders.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 265
  32. REPORT: Syrian Women & Girls: Fleeing Death, Facing Ongoing Threats and Humiliation

    Syrian women and girls coming to Lebanon are at increased risk of multiple forms of violence due to generalized insec

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 856
  33. COLOMBIA: Gender Policy is Failing Women in Colombia

    Although Colombia seems to have a number of the right policies for improving gender equality, structural challenges a

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 278
  34. MIDDLE EAST: Women at the Frontiers

    This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 234
  35. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Advocacy for Women Under Domestic Violence Must Work From 'Ground Up'

    (WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 304
  36. MEXICO: Teen's Brothel Escape Triggers Mexico Clampdown

    They were only 14 years old, cousins from a small town in central Mexico, when a fun trip to the local fair turned in

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 346
  37. MALI: Mali Asks International Court to Investigate Atrocities

    The government of Mali on Wednesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate atrocities attribu

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 240
  38. SOUTH SUDAN: Can South Sudan under Salva Kiir become a better place to be a woman?

    When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 212
  39. USA: Clinton Pleads for Rights of Afghan Women

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea on Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 204
  40. NEPAL: Nepal's 'Kamlari' Girls Break the Bonds of Slavery

    Shanta Chaudhary was eight years old when her parents sold her into effective slavery for $75, sending her to scrub,

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 219
  41. PAKISTAN: Enslaved By Tradition

    Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the “giving

    Thursday, July 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 196
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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

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