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  1. IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ACTION PLAN: Implementation Plan of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

    The report released by the State Department details the role of women in preventing conflict and building peace throu

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 762
  2. GUATEMALA:Women Human Rights Defenders: Activism's Front-Line

    The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 667
  3. UNITED STATES: Black Women's Roundtable Unites a Diverse Group of Women Leaders and Organizations in Support of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice

    A diverse group of women leaders and organizations have joined forces with the Black Women's Roundtable (BWR) to laun

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 672
  4. UNITED STATES: FACTBOX: Forced marriage in the United States of America

    The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi

    Monday, November 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 666
  5. COLOMBIA: What's the role of Afro-Colombian and Colombian women in the FARC peace talks?

    As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 657
  6. COLOMBIA: Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia

    Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 754
  7. CANADA: Afghan-Canadians Tell the Real Story Behind Remembrance Day Protest

    On November 11, 2012 we attended the Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall in Toronto as an Afghan anti-war prese

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 637
  8. COLOMBIA: Rights Study Highlights Vulnerability of Colombia's Displaced Girls and Women

    Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 651
  9. UNITED STATES: Historic Gender Gap Rules: Women's Votes decisive in Presidential and Senate Races

    President Barack Obama won re-election with 55% of women's votes and 45% of men's votes for a decisive and historic 1

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 644
  10. CENTRAL AMERICA: Central American Mothers Organize to Find Their Missing Migrant Children

    “The things we have in common are that our sons or daughters are disappeared, and that we can organize from our

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 645
  11. UNITED STATES: President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality on the Ballot

    Yesterday, President Obama's campaign released three statements announcing his endorsement of state ballot initiative

    Friday, October 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 600
  12. COLOMBIA: 'What Kind of Peace?:' Nancy Sanchez, Woman Peace-Maker

    Nancy Sanchez has been working for human rights in Colombia for two decades.

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 565
  13. Women Peace and Security: Canada Moves Forward to Increase Women's Engagement

    From September 2009 to April 2010, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights conducted a study of United Nations

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 752
  14. HAITI: Haiti Honors Maria Bello for her Women's Advocacy Following 2010 Earthquake

    Haiti's President Michel Martelly honored Maria Bello on Tuesday for her advocacy work on behalf of the Caribbean cou

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 569
  15. UNITED STATES: Reproductive Rights Groups Launch Educate Congress Initiative

    Reproductive rights groups are partnering up for the 'Educate Congress' initiative, which will send a copy of Our Bod

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 599
  16. INTERNATIONAL: U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    The goal of the U.S.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 743
  17. GUATEMALA: Sexual Slavery Wounds Persist in Guatemala

    Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 546
  18. COLOMBIA: Missing from Colombia, FARC Peace Negotiations: Women

    Today, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency group meet in Oslo

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 547
  19. COLOMBIA: Impunity Persists in Sexual Violence Against Women

    Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 557
  20. UNITED STATES: Women, Romney, and Equal Pay

    When President Barack Obama was telling the story of his grandmother, a woman who became a bank vice president but co

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 560
  21. MEXICO: Drug War: Mexican Citizens Fed up With the Bloodshed

    Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 568
  22. COLOMBIA: Preparations for a Peace Process

    On Monday, October 15, the government and FARC negotiators will sit down in Oslo to begin the next phase of the Colom

    Saturday, October 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 520
  23. UNITED STATES: 'Elders' join UN, Hillary Clinton in Campaign to End Practice of Child Marriage

    A group of international leaders, known as The Elders, on Wednesday joined forces with the US secretary of state and

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 522
  24. MENA/ UNITED STATES: Women and the Arab Spring, Joint Hearing

    Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 718
  25. COLOMBIA: Hidden From Justice Impunity for Conflict Related Sexual Violence, A Follow Up Report (English & Spanish)

    Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 720
  26. COLOMBIA: Participation of Women Essential for Colombia's Peace Talks

    Women are needed, not only in the home, but also at the negotiating table, to achieve peace.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 474
  27. UNITED STATES: Are Homeless Women Without Children in the U.S. Last to Get Sssistance?

    With a current population of 812,826 people, the west coast U.S.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 487
  28. MEXICO/UNITED STATES: Heart-to-Heart on the Drug War

    Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 441
  29. UNITED STATES: Women Running for Congress in Record Numbers

    Women are running for congress in record numbers this year.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 447
  30. NICARAGUA: Nicaraguan Rights Groups Call Sexual Abuse an 'Epidemic'

    Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 468
  31. COLOMBIA: Latin America and Caribbean Views - Colombia's Missed Opportunity to Include Women in Peace Talks

    A decade after the last attempt to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency failed, the Colombian government an

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 454
  32. GUATEMALA: Army's Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala

    “In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 498
  33. GUATEMALA: Women's Gathering in Defense of Water, Life and Territory

    “In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 448
  34. UNITED STATES: Peace in the Land

    Now that world leaders have addressed the United Nations General Assembly, it's time to think about the role of globa

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 449
  35. UNITED STATES: Breaking Barriers: What It Will Take To Achieve Security, Peace, and Justice

    It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 450
  36. COLOMBIA: Militarized Gender Performativity: Women and Demobilization in Colombia's FARC and AUC.

    Abstract Women are usually represented as victims in the literature on conflict and conflict resolution.

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 730
  37. HAITI: Will it Work for Women? New Gender Action Case Assesses World-Bank Financed Haitian National Housing Policy

    Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 413
  38. UNITED STATES: Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks At The Women's Access To Justice High-Level Lunch Event At The United Nations, Sept. 24, 2012

    It is an honor to take part in today's forum, and to be joined by so many distinguished Heads of State and Government

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 442
  39. UNITED STATES: Fact Sheet: The Equal Futures Partnership And United States Commitments To Expand Women's Political And Ecomomic Participation

    While the world has made significant strides in expanding opportunity for women and girls, continued inequalities rem

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 443
  40. UNITED STATES: Inclusive Security Resolves to Act

    Ambassador Swanee Hunt, chair of The Institute for Inclusive Security, announced the Institute's Commitment to Action

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 417
  41. UNITED STATES: Women's Voices Essential to Lasting Peace

    "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God."

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 415
  42. COLUMBIA: International Peace Day and Ceasefires

    Today is International Peace Day.

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 416
  43. UNITED STATES: Ambassador Verveer Travels to Brussels To Meet With NATO on Women, Peace, and Security

    Melanne Verveer, Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues, will travel to Belgium on September 17 - 18, 2012, to

    Saturday, September 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 355
  44. COLUMBIA: Modeling Inclusion for Peace

    Last week, on Thursday, September 6, Sandra Ramírez filed into Havana‘s convention palace with five of h

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 357
  45. Forced Displacement and Gender Justice in Colombia: Between Disproportional Effects of Violence and Historical Injustice

    This paper examines the relationship between forced displacement and transitional justice in Colombia, from a gender

    Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 689
  46. UNITED STATES: Obama Appoints Record Number of Women Judges to Federal Bench

    On Monday, President Obama set the record for most women judges appointed to the federal bench in one term when Steph

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 317
  47. GUATEMALA: Goldcorp on Trial First Ever People's Health Tribunal Shows Commonalities Throughout Mesoamerica

    “A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, we began to realize what was happening,”

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 323
  48. UNITED STATES: U.S. Agencies Move to Implement National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    Two U.S. government agencies, the Department of State and the U.S.

    Thursday, September 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 320
  49. UNITED STATES: Obama's Executive Order on Preventing Gender-Based Violence has Global Impact

    While recent attention has focused on the absurd remarks U.S.

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 340
  50. UNITED STATES: US Visas Hit a Ceiling


    Monday, September 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 322

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