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  1. Rape with Extreme Violence: The New Pathology in South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo

    On any given night in eastern DRC, armed groups of men will overrun a village and divide into bands of three to five,

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 536
  2. MEXICO: Ciudad Juarez: Finally, Steps Towards Justice

    Violence, including human rights violations, has been increasing in Mexico, and women's rights have suffered blow aft

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 505
  3. WESTERN SAHARA: Activist Aminatou Haidar Expelled

    A Western Sahara activist expelled by Morocco has been allowed to return from Spain after maintaining a hunger strike

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 511
  4. DRC: Violence in the Congo

    The UN Security Council faces a Srebrenica moment when it votes on December 21st to renew the mandate for MONUC, its

    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 613
  5. BURUNDI: Security Council Extends UN Mission in Burundi for Another Year as Elections Loom

    The Security Council today extended for another year the United Nations political mission in Burundi, calling for ful

    Thursday, December 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 614
  6. DRC: Congo Might Expel UN Officials in Dispute Over War, Envoy Says

    The Democratic Republic of Congo might expel leaders of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in retaliation for
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 612
  7. HONDURAS: Obama: Stand up for Women's Rights in Honduras

    Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 923
  8. ZIMBABWE: More Needs to Be Done to Safeguard Women's Rights'

    Why are you raping us and raping kids? If you cannot propose, come to us women, we will connect you.

    Friday, December 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 510
  9. ZIMBABWE: Mugabe Orchestrated Rape - AIDS-Free World report

    "When the tenth man finished raping me they said they were going to rape my daughter.

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 511
  10. DRC: Level of Brutality Against Women and Girls in Congo Increasing; UN Must Do More To Protect Them

    Women and girls in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are experiencing increasingly brutal sexual assaults and the

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 576
  11. ZIMBABWE: Video Testimonials Document Politically Motivated Sexual Violence in Zimbabwe

    According to the Zimbabwe Rape Survivors Association, during last year's highly contested presidential election an es

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 481
  12. INTERNATIONAL: Women on the Frontline For Human Rights

    Women often bear the brunt of poverty and human rights abuses; but as activists they use these roles to trigger posit

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 591
  13. Arab Women Issue a Call to Arab Heads of State

    On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 527
  14. INTERNATIONAL: UN Women's Treaty Weakened By Slew of Reservations

    A landmark UN treaty on women's rights, which will be 30 years old next week, is in danger of being politically under

    Wednesday, December 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 695
  15. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Among 'Worst Off' In World

    Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 649
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Gov't and Donors Fail to Protect Women's Rights

    Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 650
  17. AFGHANISTAN: Keep Promises to Afghan Women

    Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 651
  18. BURMA: US Women's Issues Envoy Seeks Junta Accountability

    The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus

    Saturday, December 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 696
  19. EAST AFRICA: Sexual Abuse Highest in East Africa

    Cases of gender-based sexual violence are higher in the Great Lakes region than any other part of the world, regional

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 552
  20. GUINEA: Evidence of New Arrests, Harassment and Illegal Detentions by Guinea Security Forces

    Mouctar Diallo, vice-president of Guinea's national human rights commission, was arrested on 26 November.

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 575
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  22. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Police Probe Says Women Possibly Raped Before Massacre

    Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 604
  23. INTERNATIONAL: Women Still Suffer Discrimination 30 Years After Global Treaty Banned it – UN Chief

    Thirty years after an international treaty banning discrimination against women came into force, women and girls are

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 697
  24. Monthly Action Points On Women, Peace, and Security: Security Council: December 2009

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 240
  25. LATIN AMERICA: Media-Latin America: Women Deserve Better Press

    "The press will change when they cease to report exclusively from a masculine point of view," Peru's deputy

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 520
  26. AFGHANISTAN: Rape in Afghanistan a Profound Problem

    Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 652
  27. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Official Says Victims Were Sexually Mutilated

    Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,

    Saturday, November 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 605
  28. IRAN: Iran Seizes Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi's Medal

    Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 655
  29. SOUTH AFRICA: 'There Is A Sense Of Vindication'

    Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondar

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 513
  30. GUINEA-BISSAU: At Least 100 Women Raped in Guinea Crackdown

    Guinean soldiers raped at least 100 women during a crackdown on protesters in September, a human righ

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 579
  31. PHILIPPINES: Mindanao Women Outraged over Maguindanao Carnage

    Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 606
  32. GUATEMALA: Putting an End to Violence Against Women in Guatemala

    This country was selected due to the growing violence against women, with the aim to give this issue more attention a

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 521
  33. INTERNATIONAL: UN Officials Urge Intensified Efforts to Eliminate Violence Against Women

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon led a chorus of United Nations officials today in calling on the international communit

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 699
  34. INTERNATIONAL: UNHCR Chief Reiterates Commitment to Prevention of Sexual Violence

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres stressed on Wednesday that his agency was fully committed t

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 701
  35. INTERNATIONAL: UN Pledges Millions to Fight Violence Against Women

    The United Nations announced Tuesday $10.5 million in new grants to bolster international efforts to end violence aga

    Wednesday, November 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 702
  36. ZIMBABWE: Obama Issues Sharp Rebuke of Mugabe

    In honoring Zimbabwe's tenacious women protesters at the White House on Monday, President Obama gave his sharpest cri

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 514
  37. PHILIPPINES: Philippines Massacre: State of Emergency Declared, but Will Arroyo Pursue Justice?

    Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency for parts of the southern island of Minda

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 607
  38. INTERNATIONAL: Women Nobel Peace Laureates & Women's Rights Leaders Urge Secretary of State Clinton to Condemn Violence Against Women in Honduras

    More than 175 human rights and feminist leaders--including three Nobel Peace Prize winners and leaders of national an

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 703
  39. INTERNATIONAL: Ban Launches New Network of Men Leaders to Combat Violence Against Women

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today marked the 10th anniversary of the International Day for the Elimination of Viole

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 704
  40. LATIN AMERICA: Gender-based Violence Represents Threat to Human Security

    Latin America and the Caribbean is a dangerous place for women.

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 522
  41. INTERNATIONAL: Three Decades of Progress on Women's Rights, but Major Obstacles to Equality Persist

    In Cameroon it was used to bring justice to village women suffering rape and other physical abuse from their husbands

    Monday, November 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 705
  42. SUDAN: Women's Group Questions Rules Behind Sudan ‘Trousers Case' Crackdown

    A women's advocacy network recently highlighted Sudanese women's rights with a presentation to an African human right

    Sunday, November 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 006
  43. AFRICA: Women's Rights - Looking Back Or Moving Forward?

    2009 is a significant year in the African women's rights calendar.

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 515
  44. LIBERIA: "The New War is Rape"

    In Liberia rape survivors are increasingly speaking up and seeking help as awareness of rights increa

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 582
  45. SOMALIA: Somali Woman Stoned for Adultery

    A 20-year-old woman divorcee accused of committing adultery in Somalia has been stoned to death by Islamists in fr

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 483
  46. INTERNATIONAL: Report Points to Central Role Women Play in Efforts to Fight Climate Change

    Climate change strikes it fiercest blow against the poorest, most vulnerable people around the world, according to a

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 706
  47. INTERNATIONAL: Women Should Be More Than Window Dressing

    Women in developing countries are among the most vulnerable to the effects of crisis - be that climate change, food p

    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 707
  48. CENTRAL AMERICA: Gender-based Violence, the Hidden Face of Insecurity

    Gender-based violence and sexual abuse are serious public security problems in Central America, and Nicaragua is no e

    Monday, November 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 523
  49. Colombia: Displaced Women Demand Their Rights

    Displaced Colombian women and girls are the resilient survivors of the ongoing conflict inside the country.

    Monday, November 16, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 624
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