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  1. COTE D'IVOIRE: A Wife Accused of War Crimes: The Unprecedented Case of Simone Gbagbo

    On November 22nd, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the indictment of Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former

    Monday, December 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 680
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. LIBYA: International Prosecutor Probes New Cases in Libya

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 628
  5. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudan Women End Consultations on Policy Framework

    Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing

    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 608
  6. KENYA: Kenyan Women Set to Take On Men in Elections

    Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 609
  7. AFRICA: Africa Embraces its Women

    By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 610
  8. ZIMBABWE: Gender and security sector reform

    IT is both ironic and tragic that policy debates on the need to reform the security sector in post-conflict societies

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 611
  9. SOMALIA: Somali Women Make History & Join Police Force

    In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 612
  10. SIERRA LEONE: How do you tackle maternal mortality in Sierra Leone? Try asking a midwife

    My worry, as the high-level panel on post-2015 development goals meets this week, is that my voice – and those

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 617
  11. ZIMBABWE: Zimbabwe Women Fight For Rights In New Constitution

    For long Zimbabwean women have played second fiddle to their male counterparts in all spheres of life but a new const

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 584
  12. SOMALIA: Somalia is revamping its police force and cracking down on crime

    In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 580
  13. SOMALIA: The Launch of a Policy Brief On Women's Rights Within the Somali Provisional Constitution

    IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades o

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 592
  14. SOMALIA: AMISOM police starts training 160 Somali police forces

    The African Union Mission in Somalia Police component has officially began training security officers from the Somali

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 551
  15. INTERNATIONAL:The Face of Food Security Is Female

    In a major endorsement for investment in women – the bulk of food growers in the developing world – Unite

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 558
  16. SOUTH AFRICA: Don't Cry for Thuli Madonsela. She's Untouchable, and She Knows It.

    Week after week, the Sunday papers lead with stomach-turning stories of misspending of taxpayers' money, corruption a

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 532
  17. KENYA: Girls Ask Court to Force Police to Prosecute Rape Cases

    Hundreds of Kenyan girls, including some as young as three years old, filed a petition in the High Court on Thursday

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 509
  18. AFRICA: Women Entrepreneurs Drive Growth in Africa

    Far too often, in the view of Africa's budding female entrepreneurs, their continent is characterized as the recipien

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 502
  19. SOUTH SUDAN: Army and Police Forces Shooting and Raping Civilians in Jonglei

    South Sudan should take immediate action to end human rights violations including torture, shootings and sexual viole

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 439
  20. AFRICA: Are women winning the power battle in Africa?

    BBC Africa Debate comes from Malawi this month and asks whether African women are winning the power battle.

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 458
  21. TUNISIA: Tunisian schizophrenia over women

    Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 433
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. SOUTH AFRICA: Women told their comments on Traditional Courts Bill are not welcome

    Activists attending the public hearings on the controversial Traditional Courts Bill in Parliament were shocked yeste

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 406
  25. AFRICA: In pursuit of gender parity at the African Court

    African Union (AU) leaders committed to the gender parity principle in July 2002 at the first session of the AU Assem

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 353
  26. LIBERIA: Sirleaf Women's Market Fund Continues to Grow, Bringing Aid to Thousands of Female Vendors

    UN Women has donated US $3 million to the Sirleaf Market Women's Fund (SMWF) for the construction of eight markets in

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 327
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  28. MADAGASGAR: Peace and Reconciliation From Below - Women As Actors in the Transition Process

    Since 2009, when current President Andry Rajoelina ousted then-president Marc Ravalomanana with the army's support, M

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 335
  29. Reports/Policy Briefs90 685
  30. NORTH AFRICA: ICTJ Program Report - Middle East and North Africa

    The latest ICTJ Program Report explores transitional justice issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and ch

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 300
  31. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's Tribal System Strips Rural Women of Rights

    He brushed it off as a family affair, she said.

    Sunday, August 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 252
  32. SOUTH SUDAN: Independence not Providing Dividends for Women in South Sudan

    Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 251
  33. DRC: Warlord Gets 14 Years for Using Child Soldiers

    Convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been sentenced to 14 years in jail, but he will have six years k

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 206
  34. 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 225
  35. ZIMBABWE: Woman who Took on Security Men and Won

    SECURICO, the company that Zimbabwe's Divine Ndhlukula started in her cottage in the late 1990s with four employees a

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 190
  36. RWANDA: After Liberation Struggle, Women Fight for Development

    Taking part in the liberation struggle did not necessarily require one to be part of the army or fighting with weapon

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 203
  37. LIBYA: Libya's New Women Politicians Seize Chance in Vote

    Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot

    Friday, July 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 198
  38. LIBYA: Equal Participation of Women Vital for Building New Libya, Says UN Envoy

    The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 173
  39. 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
  40. ZIMBABWE: Women's Active Participation in National Issues Laudable

    The MDC Women's Assembly has celebrated the resilience shown by women to fight off socio-economic hardships caused by

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 180
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. Report of the Mapping Exercise Documenting the Most Serious Violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law Committed Within the Territory of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Between March 1993 and June 2003

    This report is the sum of the work of a team of men and women, from the DemocraticRepublic of the Congo (DRC) and bey

    Friday, June 8, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 616
  45. RWANDA: Gender Monitoring Office Meets Women Parliamentarians

    On Monday, the Gender Monitoring Office (GMO) and the Rwanda Women Parliamentary Forum (FFRP) held a meeting aiming a

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 102
  46. MOROCCO: Gender and the Transitional Justice Process

    During political transitions following periods of violence or repression, societies face the burdensome legacy left b

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 603
  47. ZIMBABWE: Women Warn Against Early Polls

    Zimbabwean women involved in politics and civil society have warned against holding elections without creating a peac

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 094
  48. SOUTH AFRICA: President Zuma Appoints Commissioners for Gender Equality

    Pretoria — President Jacob Zuma has appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality.

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 116
  49. ZIMBABWE: Healing the Wounds of Gender Based Violence

    A small garage in Chitungwiza has become a centre of hope and rejuvenation for victims and perpetrators of gender bas

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 159
  50. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Feel Excluded, Despite the Promise of the Revolution

    After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw

    Monday, May 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 052

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