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  2. INTERNATIONAL: The Courage of Human Rights Defenders: Women Protesting Violence Are Often Met With Violence

    Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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  3. LIBERIA: 'You Did it' - Leymah Says of Women

    When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 546
  4. INTERNATIONAL: Alfred Nobel's Legacy to Women

    On Saturday I was in Oslo with two of my sisters from Africa, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, to receive the Nobel

    Monday, December 12, 2011
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  5. EGYPT: Egypt women voters add strong voice to post-revolutionary election

    On Egypt's first day of elections, women's participation was visibly large in the country's first post-revolution ele

    Friday, December 2, 2011
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  7. TUNISIA: Women's winter of discontent

    Although the gaze of global media has shifted elsewhere –increasingly violent protests in Yemen and Syria, the

    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 361
  8. TUNISIA: Arab Spring, Islamist Summer

    As Ben Ali's regime first teetered and then toppled, women were on the front lines of the struggle as protesters, jou

    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 362
  9. TUNISIA: Feminist Fall?

    Structurally, Tunisia's transitional government led by interim president Fouad Mebazza, interim prime minister Beji C

    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 363
  10. Uncovering the story of Women's Participation in the Kenya Mediation Process

    The 2008 Kenya National Dialogue and Reconciliation is an exceptional example of good practice in terms of the repres

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
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  11. SOUTH AFRICA: More Dangerous to Be a Woman than a Soldier

    African women who bear the brunt of the continent's conflicts now demand to play a defining role in peacekeeping.

    Thursday, October 6, 2011
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  12. SAHARA: Abuja Conference on Saharawi Women Struggle is Culmination of WAELE Desire to Provide Much Support to Saharawis' Liberation Struggle

    “The Abuja international conference on the struggle of Saharawi women for freedom is an culmination of the long

    Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 257
  13. AFRICA: Where We Must Stand, African women in an age of war

    Whether one considers the direct effects of military rule and conflict on women, or the global economic implications

    Friday, September 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 196
  14. SOUTH SUDAN: The Word on Women - Independence Day for South Sudan - Toward Women-Led Peace and Prosperity

    Today, the world welcomes its newest country: the Republic of South Sudan.

    Saturday, July 9, 2011
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  15. LIBERIA: Liberia Tackles Sexual Violence Head On

    Korlu, a young mother of two, lives on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital here.

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 043
  16. AFRICAN UNION: Women's Rights Business of All - Naadu Mills

    The First Lady, Dr.

    Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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  17. UGANDA: Empowerment Workshops Help Ugandan Girls

    Empowering women is just one facet of Just Like My Child's mission of improving the quality of life for the women and

    Friday, June 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 960
  18. INTERNATIONAL/IRAQ: The Word on Women - The Other Tahrir Square

    Last week, a group of twenty-five women who were demonstrating for peace and democracy in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
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  19. MIDDLE EAST: Women In The Arab Spring

    Since the beginning of the Arab Spring – starting with the unrest in Tunisia in early January – questions

    Sunday, June 5, 2011
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  20. INTERNATIONAL/LIBERIA: Peace Negotiations:Did You Carry a Gun?

    Leymah Gbowee from Liberia didn't want the powerful story of Liberian women's peace-making to dominate this morning's

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
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  21. AFRICA: Renée and I are Shouting Loudly for the Rights of Women in War-

    You can only hear so many stories before you reach the limit of your own endurance.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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  22. INTERNATIONAL: Women Key to Successful Peace And Security

    Women are critical to peace building and conflict resolution.

    Friday, April 29, 2011
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  24. SUDAN: SPLM Calls On Traditional Leaders To Abhor Violence

    Senior officials from South Sudan's governing party, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM), on Thursday, call

    Thursday, April 28, 2011
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  25. SUDAN: Deputy Administrator Announces New Program on Women's Participation in Peace Processes

    In a speech at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan, on April 9, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg

    Sunday, April 17, 2011
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  26. SUDAN: Deputy Administrator Announces New Program On Women's Participation In Peace Processes

    In a speech at Ahfad University for Women in Omdurman, Sudan, on April 9, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
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  28. EGYPT: Egypt Military Clouds Women's Early Freedoms

    Egyptians were glued to their televisions on Wednesday as the military handed down the country's new working constitu

    Friday, April 1, 2011
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  29. WEST AFRICA/COTE D'IVOIRE: Cote d'Ivoire's Gbagbo Readying Rockets, Helicopter – UN

    Women urge ECOWAS leaders to stop crisis in Cote d'lvoire

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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  30. EGYPT: Women Key In Education Effort Ahead Of Egypt's Vote

    While Libya's revolution is being decided by bombs, Egyptians still hope to finish theirs by casting ballots.

    Friday, March 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 421
  31. ALGERIA: Algerian Women Test the 'Arab Spring' Winds

    To appease "Arab spring" protesters, Algeria lifted a 1991 law that banned public assembly, but a longstand

    Friday, March 18, 2011
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  32. GHANA: Women, Youth Schooled in Peace- Building And Conflict Prevention

    The Canadian High Commission in collaboration with the Ghana Network for Peace building (GHANEP) has organized a two-

    Friday, March 18, 2011
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  33. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, NaCSA Certifies Female War Victims

    National Commission for Social Action (NaCSA) has presented various skills training certificates to ninety (90) women

    Thursday, March 17, 2011
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  34. LIBERIA: Women Censor Women

    When people's persistent demands to be heard fall upon deaf ears, the resultant effect is usually emotional outburst

    Thursday, March 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 418
  35. EGYPT: Male Domination in Egypt is Only Half a Revolution

    Egyptian women fought for the overthrow of Mubarak alongside men.

    Monday, March 14, 2011
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  36. LIBERIA: Women Leading Change in Liberia

    "Let's take a moment of silence for our sisters and brothers in Cote d'Ivoire," she said.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 419
  37. COTE D'IVOIRE: Ivory Coast Women Defiant after Being Targeted by Gbagbo's Guns

    First guilt, then pain, then disgust. First tears, then sleeplessness, then defiance.

    Friday, March 11, 2011
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  38. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, Rural Women Engaged on Access to Justice

    In commemoration of this year's International Women's Day, Action Aid International –Sierra Leone (AAI-SL) over

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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  39. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, As They Commemorate International Women's Day... Sierra Leone Women Renew Call for 30% Quota

    Women in Sierra Leone will today, Tuesday 8th March 2011, join their counterparts the world over to commemorate the I

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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  40. MIDDLE EAST/NORTHERN AFRICA: Arab Women: This Time, the Revolution Won't Leave us Behind

    Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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  41. MIDDLE EAST/NORTHERN AFRICA: New Regimes Need Women's Voices

    Nawara Belal dreamt of an Egypt where men and women stood side-by-side.

    Sunday, March 6, 2011
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  42. AFRICA: Shining a Light on Women's Rights

    How does a woman challenge deeply entrenched cultural practices to convince her husband, her brother or father that s

    Thursday, March 3, 2011
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  43. AFRICA: Women's Involvement in African Politics Vital to Protecting Their Rights

    Female representation in government and legislative bodies in sub-Saharan Africa is growing but more women must take

    Wednesday, March 2, 2011
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  44. EGYPT: The Revolution Isn't Over for the Women of Tahrir Square

    2011 did not witness the first Egyptian revolution.

    Monday, February 28, 2011
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  45. SOMALIA: Widowed and Displaced, Women Find Ways to Survive Somali Conflict

    Many Somali women have lost their husbands and eldest sons, who either died in the country's conflict or simply left

    Sunday, February 27, 2011
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  46. SUDAN: South Sudan Plans Law against Gender-Based Violence

    The Government of South Sudan (GoSS) pledged on Tuesday to legislate and enforce specific laws against gender-based v

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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  47. SUDAN: Sudan Used Sexual Violence against Female Activists, Right Group Says

    Sudanese security authorities have employed several forms of gender-based violence, including rape, against female ac

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 281
  48. GUINEA-BISSAU: Guinea-Bissau Progresses on Path Towards Stability After Last Year's Unrest – Ban

    Guinea-Bissau is countering the effects of last year's unrest, and the United Nations is helping to promote security

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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  49. SUDAN: Darfur Regional Women's Legislative Caucus Launched in El Fasher

    United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) today organized the launch of the Darfur Regional Women's Legislative Caucu

    Monday, February 21, 2011
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  50. LIBERIA: Women Have the Power

    Jennifer Buffett talks to a social worker in Liberia who is working to change society's perception of girls.

    Saturday, February 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 261

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