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  1. Pre 2015 News Archive64 604
  2. PAKISTAN: A Monumental Triumph

    The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 533
  3. GUATEMALA: Officials Working to Stop Violence Against Women

    Six hundred fifty-one women in Guatemala have been killed so far this year, with 22% of them losing their lives in ga

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 594
  4. USA: Are Immigrant Women Denied Rights Under Violence Protection Laws?

    When President Obama introduced new legislation to combat domestic violence in October 2011, the U.S.

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 662
  5. IRAN: Tyrants Fear Women's Power

    This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 523
  6. International Legal Protection of Human Rights in Armed Conflict

    This OHCHR publication on "International Legal Protection of Human Rights in Armed Conflict" is a very usef

    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 542
  7. Report of the Secretary-General on Somalia

    Report of Secretary-General S/2011/759 (9 December 2011): Assesses the progress made in carrying out the United Nations
    Friday, December 9, 2011
    Secretary General Reports11 629
  8. PHILIPPINES: Kamindanawan to Honor 11 Mindanao Women Achievers

    Kamindanawan, a celebratory gathering of Mindanao women leaders, is set to honor tomorrow some 11 Mindanawon women an

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 505
  9. IRAN: Call for Solidarity with Iranian Women's Movement: Coming Together with The Butterflies for Peace

    The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 498
  10. IRAQ: Iraqi women: Winners or Losers in a War-torn Society?

    As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 455
  11. AFRICA: Ghanaian Boy Made Goodwill Ambassador for Girl Child Soldier Eradication in Africa

    Master Andrew Adansi Bonnah, the 11-year-old Ghanaian schoolboy who recently launched a global campaign to raise $13

    Monday, November 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 464
  12. Pre 2015 News Archive64 469
  13. PAKISTAN: Pakistan passes law to stop 'anti-women practices' - paper

    Pakistan's parliament has passed a landmark law aimed at strengthening protection for women facing economic and socia

    Thursday, November 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 435
  14. SOMALIA: Rape Cases Soar in Galkayo Camps

    Deteriorating security, a culture of impunity and an increase in attacks on internally displaced people (IDPs) in the

    Friday, November 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 425
  15. Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, November 2011

    On November 9 2011 the Security Council held an Open Debate, under the Presidency of Portugal, on the thematic agenda

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Security Council Debate87 193
  16. UNITED STATES: Senate Hearing on Women and Arab Spring Includes Discussion of CEDAW

    The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a joint subcommittee hearing on Wednesday on Women and the Arab Spring

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 406
  17. INTERNATIONAL: Former Lincoln Cop Discusses Movie 'Whistleblower' of Her Work with UN

    Kathryn Bolkovac was looking for adventure when she left Lincoln in 1999 to join the United Nations peacekeeping miss

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 329
  18. Secretary-General Comments on Film on Issue of Sex Trafficking, Stressing Need for Wider Awareness, 'Zero Tolerance' Policy Response

    These are the remarks, as prepared for delivery, of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a panel discussion in New Yor

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 330
  19. At film screening, Ban reaffirms zero tolerance for sexual abuse

    The United Nations today screened The Whistleblower at its New York Headquarters, using the film's theme of a contrac

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 331
  20. EUROPE: Protecting the Most Vulnerable

    Crime hurts, and the protection of victims from criminality is always a priority in any criminal policy.

    Saturday, October 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 383
  21. HAITI: Haitian Women Learn to Read, Write and Speak Out

    The levels of literacy in Haiti are low, but among the most vulnerable groups living in camps they are even lower.

    Wednesday, October 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 276
  22. Reflections: Gender Issues and Child Soldiers

    The Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice is an international women's human rights organisation that advocates for g

    Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 485
  23. HAITI: Only Emergency Response System Dedicated to Rape and Sexual Violence in Haiti Launches

    In one year since CGI commitment, Digital Democracy has trained 150 women and built a database documenting over 400 c

    Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 248
  24. HAITI: Why It is So Hard to Pursue Justice Against Peacekeepers Accused of Sexual Misconduct

    By now you may have heard about an accusation of terrible cruelty on the part of Uruguayan peacekeepers in Haiti.

    Saturday, September 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 200
  25. HAITI: Ban Ki-Moon Sends Delegation to Haiti after Peacekeeper Rape Scandal

    The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent Wednesday in Port-au-Prince three senior UN officials as part of the correctiv

    Friday, September 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 227
  26. HAITI: Uruguayan Government to Investigate Suspected Sexual Abuse in Haiti by Peacekeeper

    Alberto Breccia, a presidential spokesman, said "there is a criminal complaint drawn up by the military" to

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 204
  27. HAITI: Uruguay Should Investigate Alleged Sexual Misconduct by its Troops in Haiti

    The United Nations said today that Uruguay should conduct a full and thorough investigation into allegations of sexua

    Friday, September 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 205
  28. INTERNATIONAL: Peacekeepers' Sex Scandals Linger, On Screen and Off

    On screen, two senior United Nations officials in Bosnia are arguing about firing Kathy Bolkovac, an American police

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 197
  29. LIBYA: Migrants in Libya Camp Claim Rape

    Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 172
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Women and Reconciliation: What are the Concerns?

    Peace is not made with friends, it is made with enemies.

    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 209
  31. SOMALIA: Rape Epidemic Somalia's Other Crisis

    The supposed sanctuary of Kenyan refugee camps can't protect Somali women from the horrors of a growing rape epidemic

    Thursday, August 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 149
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  33. Reports/Policy Briefs90 947
  34. Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict, July 2011

    Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Security Council Debate87 187
  35. Crisis Action: Monthly Update

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 470
  36. FIJI:Police Shut Down FWRM 25th Birthday Retreat

    The Fiji's Women's Rights Movement's (FWRM) retreat and planning at the Pearl Resort in Pacific Harbor was shut down

    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 044
  37. RWANDA: Project to Protect Women Rights Launched

    UN Women together with the City of Kigali launched a project aimed at promoting the rights of working women and girls

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 022
  38. ISRAEL: State to Shutter Half of Battered Women Shelters as NGOs Fail to Meet Basic Requirements

    Six shelters for battered women are likely to close because the organizations running them for years did not win the

    Friday, June 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 997
  39. Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict, May 2011

    On 10 May 2011, the Security Council held a day-long Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict (Po

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Security Council Debate87 185
  40. He Loves You, He Beats You: Family Violence in Turkey and Access to Protection

    This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family memb

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 407
  41. SUDAN: North Darfur Water Project Helps Protect Women from Sexual Violence

    A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 660
  42. HAITI: Haitians Forced Out of Tents to Homes Just as Precarious

    The way Robert Darvin sees it, he is one of the lucky ones.

    Saturday, April 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 643
  43. BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: A New Home on Memory Lane in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Biserka Vukasinovic has a strong homing instinct, honed from her experience as a refugee twice over, a returnee and a

    Thursday, April 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 561
  44. COLOMBIA: Women Treated as Spoils of War in Colombia: NGOs

    Colombian NGOs have condemned the "high level" of violence against black, indigenous and poor women in a co

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 526
  45. PHILIPPINES: UN Envoy Announces Plan To Remove Children From Armed Conflict

    The United Nations envoy for children and armed conflict and a political movement in the Philippines today agreed to

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 569
  46. INTERNATIONAL: When Rape is a Tool of War

    The raw courage demonstrated by Eman al-Obeidy in persisting in telling her story of alleged repeated gang rape and t

    Monday, April 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 499
  47. HAITI: An Epidemic of Rape for Haiti's Displaced

    Life after Haiti's earthquake has been especially difficult and dangerous for displaced women and girls.

    Sunday, April 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 532
  48. HAITI: Women Turn Spotlight on Haiti's Silent Rape Epidemic

    Some 14 months after Haiti's earthquake, activists say there is an ongoing epidemic of rape and gender-based violence

    Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 479
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  50. AFGHANISTAN: Untenable Situation for Civilians

    Decades of armed conflict, ongoing violence and high unemployment have left millions of men and women in Iraq struggl

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 438

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