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  1. LIBERIA: Gender & Development Ministry's Mandate Questioned

    The Country Director of Action Aid Liberia, an international women's rights advocate group, has called on the Governm

    Friday, December 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 703
  2. DRC: Women Seek Peace

    The conflict in the Eastern DR Congo provinces of North and South Kivu between the Kinshasa government and the M23 mo

    Friday, December 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 706
  3. EGYPT: Video: Unveiled Women Barred from Voting on Constitution

    Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 697
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. COTE D'IVOIRE/RWANDA: Women Join Ivory Coast Peacekeepers

    A group of 15 policewomen became the first all-women team to deploy with the U.N.

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 696
  8. RWANDA/COTE D'IVOIRE: UN Commends Rwandan Women Peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

    The United Nations police adviser, Ann-Marie Orler, has welcomed the arrival of Rwanda's female police contingent in

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 689
  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. MALI: Malian Women Demand Voice in Negotiations

    Mariam Cisse sits on a wooden bench with her arm wrapped in a sling, her sad eyes cast downward and her voice low.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 730
  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. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone Women Struggle for Political Role

    Sierra Leone held its third election since the end of its decade-long civil war on November 17.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 678
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. SOMALILAND: EMU Peace Profs Go to Women in Somaliland

    Six of the women who planned to study at (EMU) in the summer of 2012 in the brand-new Women's Peacebuilding Leadershi

    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 660
  25. LIBERIA: Women Groups Want to Drive Peace & Reconciliation Process - Ask for 50 Percent Increase in Leadership Positions

    A 22-member Women's Interest Group on November 22 presented a communiqué calling on President Ellen Johnson Si

    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 662
  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. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. LIBERIA: Over 5000 Benefit from Foundation for Women (FFW)

    A local foundation, dedicated to empowering women through micro-loans, has disclosed that at least 5000 Liberian wome

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 626
  32. 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
  33. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EASt: Has the Arab Spring Been a Disaster for Women?

    It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 625
  34. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

    When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 627
  35. 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
  36. AFRICA: Project rescues child soldiers

    Though only 25, Cassandra Basnett has already made a significant impact for good on the world.

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 629
  37. WEST AFRICA: 'Enhancing Women's Leadership in Peace and Security in West Africa'

    As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women P

    Friday, November 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 623
  38. LIBERIA: Honor at Pinnacle - As Pres. Sirleaf Gets France's Greatest Recognition At Elysee Palace Today

    The French capital of Paris, especially the location of the presidential residence (Elysee Palace) is expected to com

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 619
  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. MALI: Women of Mali call for increased protection and involvement in resolving the conflict

    “This occupation is the cruelest one that the Malian people have had to undergo, nowadays women are deprived of

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 620
  41. AFRICA: leading the way for women

    This has been a great year for women in power in Africa with the election of a second female president, the appointme

    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 603
  42. DRC: The Global Community's Responsibility to Protect Dr. Denis Mukwege

    When we read about the dangers of humanitarian efforts, typically we hear about threats against Americans.

    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 604
  43. SOMALIA: Somalia gets first female foreign minister

    Fawzia Yusuf Haji Adam is to be Somalia's first female foreign minister in a cabinet formed by new Prime Minister Abd

    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 606
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. AFRICA: Africa Embraces its Women

    By Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 610
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. GHANA: Ghana Launches Action Plan to Implement Secuirty Council Resolution

    Ghana on Wednesday launched a National Action Plan for the implementation of the United Nations Security Council Reso

    Thursday, November 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 590

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