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  1. IRAQ: Sexual Violence as a War Strategy in Iraq

    In the last few days, while the world has been overwhelmed by the flow of information about atrocities committed by I

    Monday, August 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 462
  2. GAZA: The Needle in the Haystack: Finding the Women, Peace and Security Norms in the Gaza Conflict

    Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 460
  3. AUSTRALIA: Government Commitment to Target Family Violence

    The state government has reinforced its commitment to reducing violence.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 430
  4. PAKISTAN: No Honor in Gender Violence

    For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 419
  5. SYRIA: War's Toll on Women

    Women in Syria have been arbitrarily arrested and detained, physically abused, harassed, and tortured during Syria's

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 426
  6. AUSTRALIA: Tony Abbott Launching Plan to Stop Domestic Violence, Forced Marriages and Female Genital Mutilation

    AUTHORITIES will crack down on forced marriages, female genital mutilation and the abuse of migrant spouses under a n

    Thursday, June 26, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 412
  7. SYRIA: The Women of Syria Advocating for Peace

    The Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit that took place in London Between 10 – 13 June 2014 was a great p

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 407
  8. SOLOMON ISLANDS: 40 Participants to Graduate from FWCC Training Program

    40 participants from Fiji, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, RMI, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu will gradua

    Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 394
  9. INDIA: UN Body Denounces Caste-based Rape and Violence Against Women

    Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 390
  10. KASHMIR: Women Stage Protest Against Rising Incidents of Rapes, Molestations

    Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the

    Sunday, June 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 371
  11. MYANMAR: New Approaches Needed to Help Survivors of Rape in Burma

    As well as preventing sexual violence, assisting survivors of sexual violence in conflict has been a big theme at the

    Saturday, June 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 374
  12. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Has Taken Concrete Steps to Address Violence Against Women

    Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 363
  13. KASHMIR: 2014 witnesses rise in crime against women in Kashmir

    Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 373
  14. INDONESIA: Indonesia Calls for Concrete Steps to End Violence Against Women

    Indonesia has underscored the need for the international community to take concrete steps to put an end to violence a

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 375
  15. CAMBODIA: New Guidelines Aim to Protect Women, Children

    A 100-page set of guidelines for the legal protection of the rights of women and children was launched by the Ministr

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 376
  16. INDIA: India Rebuffs 'Simplistic' U.N. Criticism Over Sex Crimes

    India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 372
  17. AUSTRALIA: Tackling Female Sexual Abuse One Man at a Time

    There is only so much sexual violence against women I can watch before the knot in my gut and roar in my throat force

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 355
  18. PHILIPPINES: Filipina Peace Builders All Set for London's Global Summit Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

    MANILA – “We are ready to share our experiences in the hopes of inspiring similar stories of success for

    Tuesday, June 10, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 358
  19. EGYPT: Egypt Arrests Seven Over Tahrir Square Sexual Assaults

    Seven men have been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting women at Sunday's celebrations for the inauguration

    Monday, June 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 354
  20. AFGHANISTAN: Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan

    Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.

    Monday, June 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 377
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  22. INDIA: Why India's Sanitation Crisis Kills Women

    The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have be

    Friday, May 30, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 334
  23. AFGHANISTAN: Rebelling Against Abuse, Afghan Women See Signs of Change

    Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 335
  24. INDIA: India Politics So Dangerous to Women They Keep Out

    NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu

    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 322
  25. CAMBODIA: Request to Investigate Khmer Rouge Sexual Violence Echoes Higher Global Profile

    The Khmer Rouge have been blamed for many horrors in Cambodia, but until relatively recently the regime's use of sexu

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 306
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  27. NEPAL: Law Minister Pledges Justice for VAW Victims

    Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women' rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 304
  28. BANGLADESH: Dhaka Joins Global Efforts Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision

    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 285
  29. SYRIA: UAE Condemns Sexual Violence in Syria Conflict

    Permanent Representative of the UAE to the United Nations pledges UAE's continued financial and psychological support

    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 290
  30. LEBANON: Lebanese March Against Domestic Violence

    A number of alleged domestic violence killings in the past year in Lebanon have fueled a renewed attention on women's

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 274
  31. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai Calls For Amendment of Afghan Law Decried as Dangerous to Women

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 258
  32. AFGHANISTAN: Why Imported Notions about Rights Can't Help Afghanistan's Women

    It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 240
  33. FIJI: Bainimarama Warns Sex Offenders

    Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has come out strongly against sexual offences committed against women and children.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 241
  34. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Women's Day Celebrated

    The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 242
  35. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Law on Domestic Violence Testimony Limits Women's Rights, say Critics

    A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 247
  36. FIJI: Violence against Women Training kicks off

    Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 235
  37. BURMA/MYANMAR: Rape Is a Weapon in Burma's Kachin State, but the Women of Kachin Are Fighting Back

    By breaking their silence, and documenting the outrages committed, local communities in Kachin are defending themselv

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 246
  38. IRAQ: Iraq Illegally Detains Thousands of Women, Tortures Many: HRW

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities are detaining thousands of women illegally and subjecting many to torture and i

    Thursday, February 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 231
  39. JAPAN: NHK Chief's Sexual Slavery Comments an "Insult"

    The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab

    Monday, January 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 221
  40. INDIA: India's Women-Friendly Gun Renews Debate Over Self-Defense Against Rape

    In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 212
  41. CAMBODIA: Report Finds Poor Implementation of Domestic Violence Law

    Preliminary research in two provinces has found that a lack of implementation of the domestic violence law means that

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 213
  42. FIJI: Survey Indicates Possible Drop in Violence Against Women

    There is some indication that the rates of physical violence against women have reduced since the Fiji Women's Crisis

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 182
  43. INDIA: Danish Woman Gang-Raped in Delhi after Asking for Directions

    A Danish woman was held at knife point, beaten and gang-raped in the centre of New Delhi's backpacker district after

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 183
  44. BURMA/MYANMAR: Myanmar Military still uses Rape as a Weapon of War: Rights Group

    A women's group says the military in Myanmar is still using rape as a weapon of war, with more than 100 women and gir

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 178
  45. PAKISTAN: Reporter gets Death Threats after Covering Sexual Assault

    Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 187
  46. AFGHANISTAN: Violence Against Women in Afghanistan Peaked in 2013

    Violence against women in Afghanistan reached record levels in 2013, according to the Independent Human Rights Commis

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 189
  47. AFGHANISTAN: The Afghan Female Politician in Hiding: 'No one Respects Women in our Country'

    Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 180
  48. AFGHANISTAN: Violent Crime Against Afghan Women Hits Record Levels, says Rights Chief

    Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the

    Sunday, January 5, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 200