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  1. BANGLADESH: Gang Rape Incident, a Lesson for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh's rights leaders have joined in the call of the neighbouring India for an end to crimes against women.

    Sunday, December 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 818
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. ISRAEL: Hareid Parties: Women's 'Role' Not in the Knesset

    The Knesset Election Committee will discuss the possibility of disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no wom

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 698
  6. Kurdistan: Women's Rights Activists Endure Death Threats, Attacks

    Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 699
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. IRAQ: Female Suicide Bombers 'Weapon of Choice' for Al-Qaida, Expert Says

    Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 690
  10. INDIA: Delhi Gang-Rape Underscores Rising Sexual Violence Against Indian Women

    A horrific gang rape of a young woman on a bus in India on Sunday underscores the rising tide of sexual violence fema

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 693
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. ISRAEL: Women of the Wall Pray for Equality

    Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 687
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. IRAN: Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Sotoudeh Sends Letter to World

    After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.

    Friday, December 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 686
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. AFGHANISTAN: UN Calls For More Afghan Women Protection

    A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 683
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Shuns Female Brokers

    A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.

    Thursday, December 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 821
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. EGYPT: Legal teams & advocates work to save women from domestic violence

    In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 668
  32. MENA: Why Can't We All Just Hold Hands? One Woman's Mission to Bring Peace to the Middle East

    A Dubai resident has decided to undertake a one-woman mission to bring peace to the 22 countries in the Arab League.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 670
  33. UNITED STATES: Women Relay Experiences of Violence Through Art

    As unrest unfolds in the Middle East, a traveling art exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln seems all th

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 671
  34. 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
  35. PHILIPPINES: The Department of Interior and Local Government to Conduct Activities Aimed at Ending Violence Against Women

    The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending v

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 665
  36. SYRIA: Where Are the Missing Brides of Peace? Women Activists Who Protested About Violence in Syria - and Were Dragged off to Jail in their Wedding Dresses

    Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 669
  37. 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
  38. KURDISTAN: Kurdistan PM Helps Launch Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

    Kurdistan Regional Government KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined the High Committee of the Campaign Combatti

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 676
  39. 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
  40. INTERNATIONAL: Ban on Female Genital Mutilation Advanced at UN

    Campaigners against female circumcision have scored a major victory with the approval by a United Nations committee o

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 663
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. EGYPT: Egypt Women Deserve Rights Now, Not Later

    On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w

    Monday, November 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 655
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Women Peace Activists Demand an End to Attacks in Gaza and Israel

    MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 649
  50. IRAN: Iran Deputies To Mull Draft Law Restricting Women's Right To Travel

    Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 650

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