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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. DRC: Who will stand up for the women of Congo?

    Last week, coffee in hand, I read a chilling email. Armed men had shot at Dr.

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 577
  13. RWANDA: African Development Bank Commits to Combat Gender Inequality

    AS the African Development Bank (AfDB) plans to transform the state of gender parity on the African continent, a new

    Thursday, October 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 572
  14. AFRICA: Commission on rights adopts first general comment

    During its 52nd Session in Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (African Co

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 573
  15. SOMALIA: Somalia's Fierce Daughter

    Relaxing in the beige-toned lobby of the Empire Hotel in Manhattan, a world away from her native Somalia, Dr.

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 550
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. RWANDA: A Letter to the Girls of Rwanda

    Today we celebrate the 'International Day of the Girl Child' a day that the whole world has dedicated to you.

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 501
  19. 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
  20. SOMALILAND: How Edna Adan Built Somaliland's First Maternity Hospital

    Edna Adan has spent much of her life being first.

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 430
  21. SOMALIA: Nansen Refugee Award Presented to Somali Winner 'Mama' Hawa

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Monday night presented the Nansen Refugee Award to Somal

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 436
  22. In Search of Safety and Solutions: Somali Refugee Adolescent Girls at Sheder and Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia

    The Women's Refugee Commission completed a research mission to the Jijiga Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia in April 2

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 707
  23. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring reforms still leaving women out in the cold

    Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 404
  24. LIBYA: Former Exiles Chafe Over Surge of Salafism

    Before last year, Naziha Arebi hardly knew her Libyan family.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 405
  25. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: Libyans 'exploiting Syrian women' with marriage offers

    Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 398
  26. SOUTH AFRICA: What's A South African Woman To Do?

    When South African women marched against the discriminatory laws of Apartheid in 1956, their rally cry — &ldquo

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 373
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. RWANDA: Sex Corruption Grows as Barrier to Employment for Women in Rwanda

    A new study revealed that sex corruption is a growing trend in the job market here.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 268
  31. MOROCCO: Moroccan Moms Benefit from Maternal Health Revolution

    Sookaina Boudraa had been waiting for three hours at the Alwaha health clinic in Sidi Moumen, an area in northeastern

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 259
  32. ZIMBABWE: Empowering the Girl Child

    With sacrificing family resources to educate a girl child and a potential future leader still a big societal challeng

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 224
  33. 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
  34. CONGO-KINSHASA: World Bank to Help Improve Healthcare for 11 Million People, Especially Women

    The World Bank's Board has approved an additional International Development Association (IDA)* grant of $75 million f

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 222
  35. 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
  36. AFRICA: Women's Economic Summit Begins in Nigeria

    Creating better opportunities for women is key to Africa's economic development, a Nigerian minister said Friday at t

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 216
  37. 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
  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 225
  39. 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
  40. MOROCCO: Moroccan Campaign Links Youth Veiling With Child Abuse

    An ambitious new Morocco campaign launched by a women's rights organization has argued that the veiling of young girl

    Monday, July 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 218
  41. RWANDA: Schoolgirls Form Gender Club

    As a way of training young girls' leadership experiences, Nyagatare Secondary School administration has opened a &quo

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 181
  42. RWANDA: Vulnerable Women Acquire Life Skills

    At least 43 vulnerable women in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District have successfully completed a nine month training cours

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 170
  43. The Revolution and the Emancipation of Women: A Reflection on Sankara's Speech, 25 Years Later

    I would like to situate my ideas within the geo-political context of the popular uprisings that continue to take plac

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 623
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. ZIMBABWE: Her Zimbabwe- portal of a nation

    It is only three months old.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 126
  48. Frozen Words: Memory and Sexual Violence Amongst Sudanese Refugee Women in Cairo

    This paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Egypt with South Sudanese female refugees seeking educational, legal an

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 625
  49. 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
  50. DRC: Families in Camp Scattered by DRC Fighting

    “We were together in the forest when the fighting forced us to flee,” Mukakarimba said in tears, cradling

    Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 058

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