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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. SUDAN: Sudan Shuts Women's Rights Centre Without Explanation

    Sudanese authorities shut a 17-year-old centre for women's rights without explanation on Tuesday, the centre's direct

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 408
  3. SUDAN: Meriam Ibrahim Death Sentence Draws Formal Complaint Against Sudan

    Pressure on the Sudanese government to release Meriam Ibrahim stepped up on Monday with a formal complaint against au

    Tuesday, June 3, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 341
  4. SOUTH SUDAN: Sexual Violence Soars in South Sudan

    JUBA, 13 May 2014 (IRIN) - Sexual and gender-based violence might not be a new phenomenon in South Sudan, but the cur

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 327
  5. 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
  6. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudan conflict leaves women and children to cope as refugees

    Walk around Dzaipi transit centre in northern Uganda and you will see thousands of children running about, tents full

    Monday, January 20, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 210
  7. UGANDA: Girl Up Initiative Uganda Aims to Empower Young Women, Improve Health

    The idea of Girl Up Initiative Uganda came to founders Kim Wolf and friend Monica Nyiraguhabwa last year as they walk

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 174
  8. SOMALIA: Displaced Women,Somali Camps

    Rape and sexual violence pose a “constant threat” to women and children living in camps for displaced peo

    Monday, August 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 051
  9. SOMALIA: Malala Yousefzai Inspires Girls' Education Activists in Somalia

    The speech of 16-year-old Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations this month has served as an inspi

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 020
  10. SOMALIA: Somali Government Drafts Bill to Protect Women's Rights

    The Somali Ministry of Development and Social Affairs is drafting a bill that outlines a new gender policy for the co

    Monday, July 22, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 016
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. DARFUR: North Darfur Exerting Efforts to Empower Rural Women

    North Darfur has announced its total commitment to empowering rural women through microfinance programmes as an ideal

    Friday, June 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 980
  14. SOMALIA: Somalia and U.N. to Tackle Rampant Rape in Mogadishu Camps

    The Somali government plans to move displaced people to more secure camps in the capital Mogadishu and set up militar

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 920
  15. SOMALIA: UN - Somalia Needs Stronger Judiciary to Fight Sexual Violence

    Somalia's new government has to build a stronger and more transparent judicial system in order to prosecute perpetrat

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 909
  16. 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
  17. SOMALIA: Displaced Somalis Abused and Raped - Human Rights Watch

    Internally displaced people in Somalia are suffering sexual violence and other forms of abuse, reports the Human Righ

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 876
  18. SOMALIA: Somali Journalist Sentenced over Rape Report

    Mogadishu court sentences journalist and alleged rape victim to one year each in jail, angering press freedom groups.

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 784
  19. 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
  20. SOMALIA: Somalia's Fierce Daughter

    Relaxing in the beige-toned lobby of the Empire Hotel in Manhattan, a world away from her native Somalia, Dr.

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 550
  21. SOMALIA: Burqa Refusal Led to Death Threats

    A 22-year-old Somali woman who says she was forced to flee her home country after being threatened by the al-Shabaab

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 517
  22. SOMALILAND: How Edna Adan Built Somaliland's First Maternity Hospital

    Edna Adan has spent much of her life being first.

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 430
  23. SOMALIA: Nansen Refugee Award Presented to Somali Winner 'Mama' Hawa

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Monday night presented the Nansen Refugee Award to Somal

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 436
  24. In Search of Safety and Solutions: Somali Refugee Adolescent Girls at Sheder and Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia Aw Barre Camps, Ethiopia

    The Women's Refugee Commission completed a research mission to the Jijiga Somali refugee camps in Ethiopia in April 2

    Thursday, September 27, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 707
  25. ETHIOPIA: Army Commits Torture, Rape

    The Ethiopian military responded to an April 2012 attack on a large commercial farm in Gambella region with arbitrary

    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 299
  26. SOUTH SUDAN: Can South Sudan under Salva Kiir become a better place to be a woman?

    When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 212
  27. SOUTH SUDAN: Can South Sudan Under Salva Kiir Become a Better Place to be a Woman?

    When Navi Pillay, the UN high commissioner for human rights, visited South Sudan in May, she heard first-hand about t

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 225
  28. Frozen Words: Memory and Sexual Violence Amongst Sudanese Refugee Women in Cairo

    This paper is based on fieldwork conducted in Egypt with South Sudanese female refugees seeking educational, legal an

    Friday, June 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 625
  29. SOUTH SUDAN: The Difficulties of Being a Woman in South Sudan

    Decades of conflict have left South Sudan with some of the world's worst health and educational indicators, contribut

    Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 041
  30. SUDAN: Women Call for End to Systematic Rape in Darfur

    Displaced women in camps across Darfur have expressed their anger at the recent escalation of rapes carried out by mi

    Monday, April 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 015
  31. SUDAN: US Physicians Group Offers Evidence of Darfur Atrocities

    A U.S.-based group of physicians on Tuesday released medical evidence of widespread torture, sexual assault and other

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 962
  32. UGANDA: Looking for Justice in Northern Uganda

    As I walked into the middle of the circle to introduce myself, the women started cheering loudly; I had arrived at th

    Tuesday, March 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 882
  33. SOMALIA: Al-Shabaab Wants Girls to Join Warfront Against Govt

    Sheikh Fu'ad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, the chief of awareness raising of al-Shabaab, the radical Islamist group opposi

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 852
  34. 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
  35. SOUTH SUDAN: A Glimpse into the Crisis in South Sudan

    Following its July 2011 secession from al-Bashirs reign, South Sudan finds itself in complete upheaval.

    Sunday, February 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 842
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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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  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. SOUTH SUDAN: Aid Worker Diaries - South Sudan: Women and children bear brunt of violence

    Arothi returned from the bush on Friday.

    Friday, February 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 769
  43. ETHIOPIA: Ethiopian Christian Prisoners Assaulted, Strip-Searched in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabian officials strip-searched 29 Christian women and assaulted six Christian men after arresting them for ho

    Thursday, January 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 825
  44. SUDAN: Impunity for Criminal Acts in Darfur Displacement Camps Must Stop – UN Official

    The chief of the joint United Nations-African Union operation in Darfur (UNAMID) stressed today his commitment to end

    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 681
  45. UGANDA: UDPF in AIDS Fight

    Sergeant Eunice Kisembo discovered she was HIV positive in 2001 after her release from Luzira Prison.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 646
  46. 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

    Tuesday, December 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 740
  47. 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
  48. SOMALIA: Pads Project Gives Girls a Boost

    After dropping out of school in the sixth grade to help her mother, Fartun Abdi Hashi, 22, was given a second chance

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 400
  49. Women of the Horn of Africa, Still Bending their Heads

    This overview by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network will give a general perspect

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 520
  50. UGANDA: From Captive to Budding Entrepreneur With a Boost From UNHCR

    Whenever Marie*, just 16, looks at her lively toddler, Honoré*, she has the most intimate reminder of the 25-y

    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 323

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