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  1. SOMALIA: Somali Ministry of Women Launches Training On Gender-Based Violence

    Somali Ministry of Women and Human Rights in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund and United Nations

    Monday, July 7, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 425
  2. SOMALIA: Reports of sexual exploitation and abuse by AMISOM increased

    In its annual report, the Human Rights Watch organization released on Tuesday blasts that Women and girls in Somalia

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 202
  3. Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism

    How best can international development agencies and indigenous NGOs support the efforts of women in the countries whe

    Monday, September 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 077
  4. SOMALIA: 'Women Carry Axes' for Safety At Mogadishu's Liido Beach

    As Mogadishu's Liido beach became a popular spot, where young men and women are predominant during the holidays, wome

    Saturday, August 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 043
  5. SOMALIA: Rape and Injustice: The Woman Breaking Somalia's Wall of Silence

    Inside a brightly painted Mogadishu clinic, Salim (not her real name) sits alongside her seven-year-old son, waiting

    Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 033
  6. SUDAN: Time to Let Sudan's Girls Be Girls, Not Brides

    Lawyers and rights activists are calling for a change in Sudan's laws which allow for the marriage of girls as young

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 006
  7. UGANDA: Cops Lack Skills in Gender-Related Cases, Says Judge

    The Police lack necessary to handle gender-related issues, Justice David Batema, has said.

    Thursday, July 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 997
  8. REPORT: South Sudan: Investigating Sexual Violence in Conflict Proves Challenging

    In 2009/10, the United Nations Security Council passed Resolutions 1888 and 1960 establishing Women's Protection Advi

    Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 816
  9. SOMALIA: The First Lady On Violence Against Women

    Asha Haji Elmi was born in Somalia in 1962 where she graduated from the Somali National University in Mogadishu.

    Saturday, May 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 948
  10. RESOURCE: Hostages of the Gatekeepers

    The new government of Somalia plans to relocate tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) within Mogadi

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 798
  11. SOUTH SUDAN: Warrap Parliamentary Caucus Calls for Protection of Women

    A women's parliamentary caucus in South Sudan's border state of Warrap has called for enactment of laws which upholds

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 804
  12. SUDAN: Women Without Men Vulnerable in South Sudan's Refugee Camps

    Mahasa sits in the dust outside the hut she built herself, holding her youngest son in her arms.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 734
  13. SOMALIA: Journalist Arrested After Interviewing Reported Rape Victim

    A Somali freelance journalist has been detained without charge since 10 January after interviewing a woman who says s

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 733
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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  19. SOUTH SUDAN: Women and Children Targeted in South Sudan Ethnic Violence

    Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Government of South Sudan to take decisive action to identify and prosecute th

    Monday, February 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 795
  20. SOUTH SUDAN: Help Arrives For Victims Of Violence in South Sudan

    WFP has rapidly scaled up food assistance to more than 80,000 people forced from their homes and farms by an outburst

    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 796
  21. 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
  22. UGANDA: Maiming Women: Society and Judiciary Not Doing Enough

    Grisly and ghastly are probably the most apt words to describe the story that appeared in this newspaper yesterday, o

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 810
  23. 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
  24. SOMALIA: Silent Rape Epidemic on the Rise

    The number of reported rapes in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) in Mogadishu, the Somali capital, has ri

    Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 602
  25. SUDAN: Government and SLM Blame Each Other for Murder of Two Women

    The bodies of two women who had been raped and murdered in Gerud locality were found in the region of Kara, South Dar

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 597
  26. KENYA: Helping Women to End Sex-For-Fish Culture

    For the past five years, Achieng*, a 35-year-old widow and mother of six, has sold fish on the Kenyan shores of Lake

    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 565
  27. UGANDA: Women Up Gender Pressure

    Gender activists have proposed a guide to monitor performance of governments in eliminating sexual and gender-based v

    Monday, December 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 571
  28. GREAT LAKES REGION: UN Officials Urge Eradication of Sexual Violence in Africa's Great Lakes Region

    Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today stressed that efforts to restore peace and stability in Africa's Grea

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 548
  29. UGANDA: Prevent Violence Against Women to Create a Peaceful Nation

    As ACFODE celebrates her 26th birthday this month, and as the country prepares for the 16 Days of Activism Campaign A

    Monday, November 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 446
  30. UGANDA: 16 Days of Activism Against Violence

    As we mark the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, we appeal to everyone to participate in promoting &

    Monday, November 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 447
  31. AFRICA: Peacebuilders Fail Africa's Women Victims of War

    Thousands of women and girls who have been abducted by armed groups, enslaved and repeatedly raped during conflicts a

    Monday, October 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 381
  32. INTERNATIONAL: Leymah Gbowee: Child Soldiers, Child Wives: Wounded for Life

    Working with ex-child soldiers of Charles Taylor's army, and the girls they have taken as wives, has convinced Nobel

    Friday, October 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 618
  33. SOMALIA: Interview - Somalia 'Worst Place to be a Woman', says Minister

    A Thomson Reuters Foundation poll may have found that Afghanistan is the most dangerous place to be a woman, but Soma

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 941
  34. UGANDA: Women to Get Pepper Spray

    Young women will be given pepper spray to fight off rapists, the state minister for youth and children, Ronald Kibuul

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 921
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  36. SUDAN: 7 Rape Cases in Shagra and 1 in Garsila by Uniformed Darfur Militia

    Armed men wearing uniforms and mounted on camels committed seven rapes in Shagra area, targeting displaced women who

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 407
  37. SUDAN: Gender-Based Violence in Southern Sudan: Justice for Women Long Overdue

    The recent launch of the new U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or U.N.

    Monday, January 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 103
  38. Gender-Based Violence in Southern Sudan: Justice for Women Long Overdue

    Southern Sudan has a history of gender-based violence (GBV) during times of conflict and instability.

    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 225
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  40. SOMALIA: Dusty and Disoriented - One Woman's Journey to Dadaab

    One minute Halimo Mohamed, 40, was at home with her children, the next she was on the move, fleeing violence in Somal

    Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 789
  41. Violence Against Women and Girls in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

    SIHA's member organizations are a network of Civil Society groups working in the Horn of Africa, and armed conflict l

    Wednesday, June 1, 2005
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 315
  42. Where Are the Girls?: Girls in Fighting Forces in Northern Uganda, Sierra Leone and Mozambique: Their Lives During and After War

    By contributing to what is currently known about girls' distinct experience in fighting forces, the presentation of f

    Sunday, March 14, 2004
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 334
  43. Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa

    Civil Society Organisations67 399
  44. VIDEO: Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan

    Testimonies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Commi

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 470
  45. VIDEO: Confronting Rape and Other Forms of Violence Against Women in Conflict Zones Spotlight: DRC and Sudan

    Testimonies at the congressional hearing on sexual violence in the Congo held on May 19, 2009 before the Senate Commi

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 471
  46. International Great Lakes Conference: Statement: UN Special Representative Of The Secretary-General, Margot Wallstrom

    Statement By UN Special Representative Of The Secretary-General, Margot Wallstrom

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 - 19:00
    Initiatives73 346
  47. INITIATIVE: DRC Empowers Women in South Sudan

    In Upper Nile State, South Sudan, women and girls make up 52% of the refugee population.

    Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 668
  48. PRESS STATEMENT: AMISOM Under Investigation for Brutal Gang Rape of Somali Woman

    Press Statement: AMISOM Troops Commit Brutal Gang Rape in Mogadishu, Somalia

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 20:00
    Initiatives73 801