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  1. UNITED STATES: US Visas Hit a Ceiling


    Monday, September 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 322
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. INTERNATIONAL: Where Are Women's Rights in Plans to Tackle Rape in War Zones?

    At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 078
  11. COLOMBIA: Colombia must fight impunity for sexual violence crimes – UN official

    Colombia must increase its efforts to fight impunity for crimes of sexual violence, a United Nations envoy said today

    Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 055
  12. USA: Report Says Female Farmworkers Suffer Sex Abuse

    Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 047
  13. USA: Alaska Tribes Say Violence Against Women Act Could Harm Their People

    Alaska Natives are lining up in opposition to Lower 48 tribes over the congressional reauthorization of the Violence

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 021
  14. HAITI: Haitian Justice Sector Operators Trained to Combat Sexual and Gander Based Violence

    From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 004
  15. COLOMBIA: UNHCR Supports Project to Help Displaced Colombians in Medellin

    Isabel* thinks she's finally found a place where she can rebuild her life, seven years after fleeing her home and mov

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 963
  16. USA: Some Shocked at Opposition to Violence Against Women Act

    Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has some who advocate for victims of domestic abuse scratching th

    Monday, April 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 961
  17. USA: Our Commitment to Afghan Women

    Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 959
  18. AMERICAS: 'War On Drugs' Leaves Latin american Women Lives in Ruin

    “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 042
  19. USA: New Initiative Responds to Gender Based Violence as Part of Global HIV Response

    On March 14 at the White House, Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer and U.S.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 905
  20. COLOMBIA: What the Workshops Revealed About Sexual Violence and Moving R1325 Forward

    Sexual violence in Colombia continues to be an invisible crime.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 579
  21. GUATEMALA: Justice Delayed But Not Denied for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

    “Everything changed when the soldiers arrived,” said Rosa, an Indigenous Ixil woman living in the Quich&e

    Monday, February 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 771
  22. EL SALVADOR: Three women tortured, killed in El Salvador

    The bodies of three women who appeared to have been tortured were found inside a ramshackle dwelling east of San Salv

    Monday, January 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 737