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  1. 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
  2. SYRIA: Syrian Women & Girls -- No Safe Refuge

    In Syria, women and girls are being targeted for rape on a massive scale.

    Sunday, November 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 755
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  4. SYRIA: Online Trafficking of Syrian Women Shames All Involved

    Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 344
  5. Gender Identity and the Subject of Security

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 691
  6. USA: Report Says Female Farmworkers Suffer Sex Abuse

    Female farmworkers across the United States are commonly sexually harassed and assaulted, in part because their immig

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 047
  7. INTERNATIONAL: Hatred of Women Exists in the West as Well as in the Arab World

    Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 036
  8. INTERNATIONAL: Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

    The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 029
  9. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  10. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 019
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  12. AFGHANISTAN: In Afghanistan, Underground Girls School Defies Taliban Edict, Threats

    Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 027
  13. TURKEY: 2 500 Women Activists Travel to Istanbul for AWID Forum

    More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 009
  14. INTERNATIONAL: A Brutal Manifestation of Patriarchy

    Militarism, Violence and Conflict is one of the themes of the AWID Forum 2012 ↑ which opens tomorrow in Istanbul

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 003
  15. HAITI: Haitian Justice Sector Operators Trained to Combat Sexual and Gander Based Violence

    From March 7–9, the ABA Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI)—in cooperation with the Haitian Ministry of Jus

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 004
  16. PACIFIC: OPINION: Pacific Governments Failed Women

    Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 990
  17. NGOWG Women, Peace and Security; April MAP

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2012 version of our Monthly Action Points (

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 589
  18. EUROPE: In Spain, Women Enslaved by a Boom in Brothel Tourism

    She had expected a job in a hotel.

    Friday, April 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 965
  19. AMERICAS: 'War On Drugs' Leaves Latin american Women Lives in Ruin

    “Violence associated with the ‘war on drugs' and organized crime, which includes government corruption in

    Sunday, April 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 042
  20. PNG: Statement: Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

    At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 938
  21. PHILIPPINES: Lanao Sur Stakeholders Address Women's Rights in Armed Conflict

    Stakeholders from the various sectors in the province gathered last March 19 at the Institute of Peace and Developmen

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 931
  22. COLOMBIA: What the Workshops Revealed About Sexual Violence and Moving R1325 Forward

    Sexual violence in Colombia continues to be an invisible crime.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 579
  23. PALESTINE/KASHMIR: Enforced disappearances: Women resist in both Palestine and Kashmir

    Arbitrary arrests. Administrative detention. Abductions. Enforced disappearances. Torture. Rape. Beatings.

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 902
  24. LIBERIA: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and HIV in Liberia

    “I was raped during the war by three men.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 863
  25. SOUTH SUDAN: Jonglei: Abducted Women Freed

    Three women and two children, allegedly abducted from Pibor County in Jonglei state in an offensive by over 6,000 arm

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 866
  26. SOUTH SUDAN: For Woman in Sudan, No Escape From Misery

    Mary Nyekueh Ley has a quick way of summing up her life.

    Sunday, February 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 867
  27. SOMALIA: Women's Rights In Somalia- Why The Silence?

    No serious discussion on the advancement of women's rights in the 21st century can ignore the plight of Somali women.

    Thursday, February 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 839
  28. UGANDA: 600 Girls Victims of Human Trafficking in Malaysia

    At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 821
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  31. INTERNATIONAL: Can we End Rape as Tool of War?

    We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 786
  32. INTERNATIONAL: Q&A: Gloria Steinem on Ending Rape in Rar

    It doesn't matter where you look; sexualized violence is intrinsic to conflict.

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 788
  33. SOMALIA: For Somali Women, Pain of Being a Spoil of War

    The girl's voice dropped to a hush as she remembered the bright, sunny afternoon when she stepped out of her hut and

    Monday, February 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 742
  34. AFGHANISTAN: Sahar Gul Afghanistan Torture Case Highlights Problems and Progress of Country's Women

    Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 642