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  1. UGANDA: Ugandan Women Military, Police Officers Demand Gender Equality

    Women leaders in the Ugandan police force and the military have called for deliberate measures and policies to increa

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 459
  2. AFRICA: African Women Participate in Leadership Training

    The Moremi Initiative has launched the 2014 MILEAD Fellows Leadership Institute to train young women to develop their

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 438
  3. UGANDA: Ugandan Parliament adopts Resolution to Address Needs of War-Affected Women

    Years of advocacy by women's rights groups including those monitoring justice for women with disabilities in northern

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 286
  4. SOUTH SUDAN: UN Event Spotlights Women of South Sudan as Partners of Peace

    The women of South Sudan played an instrumental role in the country's liberation struggle and will continue to make s

    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 278
  5. SOUTH SUDAN: Calls for Women to Engage in S. Sudan Peace Building Efforts

    The minister of social development in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state, Paska Hifita, has called on women across

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 263
  6. SOMALIA: Somaliland: Skills Training Offers new Opportunities to Women

    At an early age, Faduma began to learn an art that has been passed down her family from generation to generation.

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 233
  7. SOMALIA: Amisom Commends Enduring Role of Women in Somalia

    The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC) Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif

    Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 214
  8. SOMALIA: Inside the Rape Crisis Center Thats Helping Somalia's Women

    In a classroom tucked away from the world in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, students practice spelling.

    Friday, May 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 952
  9. SOMALIA: Somali Women Seek a Brighter Future in Mogadishu

    With Somalia's UN-backed government consolidating its hold over the capital, Mogadishu, and other areas from al-Qaeda

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 736
  10. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudan Women End Consultations on Policy Framework

    Championed by the Ministry of Gender and Child Welfare, the consultations brought the UN family organizations dealing

    Sunday, November 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 608
  11. KENYA: Kenyan Women Set to Take On Men in Elections

    Brian Ngugi interviews Winnie Lichuma, chairwoman of the National Gender and Equality Commission.

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 609
  12. SOMALIA: Somali Women Make History & Join Police Force

    In the conflict ridden Somali capital Mogadishu, Somali women have been given a rare opportunity to join the Somali P

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 612
  13. SOMALIA: Somalia is revamping its police force and cracking down on crime

    In 1979, newly recruited policewoman, Asha Hassan Hussein, was the first female to ride a police motorcycle to patrol

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 580
  14. SOMALIA: The Launch of a Policy Brief On Women's Rights Within the Somali Provisional Constitution

    IIDA Women's Development Organization today launched a policy brief report detailing how Somali women's two decades o

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 592
  15. SOMALIA: AMISOM police starts training 160 Somali police forces

    The African Union Mission in Somalia Police component has officially began training security officers from the Somali

    Sunday, October 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 551
  16. KENYA: Girls Ask Court to Force Police to Prosecute Rape Cases

    Hundreds of Kenyan girls, including some as young as three years old, filed a petition in the High Court on Thursday

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 509
  17. SOUTH SUDAN: Army and Police Forces Shooting and Raping Civilians in Jonglei

    South Sudan should take immediate action to end human rights violations including torture, shootings and sexual viole

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 439
  18. SOUTH SUDAN: Independence not Providing Dividends for Women in South Sudan

    Since South Sudan's independence on 9 July 2011, the positive role that women played in the independence struggle bar

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 251
  19. 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
  20. SOMALIA: Somali Draft Constitution Includes Women in Country's Affairs

    After two decades of civil war and being subjected to violence and unthinkable hardships, Somali women are now expect

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 045
  21. EAST AFRICA: The Role of African Women in Post-Conflict Peace building

    Most African societies have patriarchal structures whereby men dominate the social, economic, and political realms of

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 968
  22. SOUTH SUDAN: The Role of Women in Nation-building in South Sudan

    It has been close to eight months since the Republic of South Sudan became independent.

    Thursday, March 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 940
  23. 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
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  25. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Women Call for Greater Participation in Constitutional Review

    A South Sudanese women's alliance on Wednesday said the National Constitution Review Commission (NCRC) did not fully

    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 732
  26. 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
  27. SOUTH SUDAN: South Sudanese Women Leader Sees Long Way Ahead for Gender Equality, Women's Empowerment

    Sarah Ajith James arrived in Washington last Sunday night, just five months after her country -- South Sudan -- seced

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 583
  28. RWANDA: Central African Republic Legislators Tour Musanze

    Two women Members of Parliament from the Central African Republic (CAR), yesterday met with members of National Women

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 511
  29. SOUTH SUDAN: "Claim your rights", Gender Minister Urges Women

    The deputy minister for Gender, Child and Social Welfare Dr.

    Sunday, November 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 448
  30. 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
  31. SUDAN: Report Expresses Concern for Women's Rights in the Two Sudans

    A report published in conjunction with a human rights conference to be held in Gambia from 24 October to 7 November p

    Sunday, October 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 350
  32. SUDAN: Workshop on Gender Issues Begins Today

    A workshop on post referendum gender issues commences today.

    Monday, September 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 231
  33. SOMALIA: Scarred Somali Women Take Stock After Al-Shabaab Withdrawal

    The day seems to be getting brighter in Somalia districts that bore the brunt of fanaticism under the al-Shaabab mili

    Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 255
  34. SOMALIA: Women's Exclusion Only Worsens Crisis

    On July 22, 2011 the newly appointed Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Harvard-trained professor of econo

    Thursday, August 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 150
  35. 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
  36. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 608
  37. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 280
  38. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 282
  39. SUDAN: South Sudan Votes for Independence

    In order to ensure gender-sensitive civic and voter registration in the lead up to and during the polling in January,

    Monday, February 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 179
  40. SOMALIA: Why Western Military Contractors Are a Terrible Idea for Somalia

    The Somali government should direct new expertise and funding toward existing Somali reconciliation initiatives, wome

    Sunday, January 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 083
  41. SOMALIA: Justice According to Al-Shabaab

    Mogadishu — When the punishment, 100 whip lashes, was postponed because she was pregnant Ms Anab Mussa thought

    Thursday, January 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 061
  42. SUDAN: Will an Independent Southern Sudan Bring Advances for Women? Part II.

    The Declaration on violence against women adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1993 requires states to exercise due

    Saturday, January 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 031
  43. SUDAN: Sudan Referendum and the Future for Sudanese Women

    Southern Sudanese are at the polls to decide whether they want to remain part of a united Sudan or to break away and

    Friday, January 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 008
  44. SOUTH SUDAN: Women Dream of Independence

    AMPALA, Jan 13, 2011 (IPS) - John Garang, the revered late leader of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement, once sai

    Thursday, January 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 001
  45. SOUTH SUDAN: Southern Sudanese Women Give Their Views on the Referendum

    For the last ten years, Isis-WICCE has carried out case studies and in-depth research in South Sudan, trained women g

    Thursday, January 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 002
  46. SUDAN: Women's Citizenship: Implications of the Southern Sudan Referendum

    How will the outcome of the South Sudan referendum affect the prospects for women's participation and activism in the

    Monday, January 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 949
  47. Human Rights Violations Surrounding the South Sudan Referendum

    There is massive national and international pressure on Sudan to hold a peaceful referendum on independence for the s

    Friday, January 7, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 144
  48. UGANDA: Women Can Be Used to Fight Corruption in Uganda

    THERE has been a lot of public outcry over corruption in Uganda and Africa as a continent.

    Tuesday, January 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 875
  49. SUDAN: Support Sudanese Women to Determine Their Own Future

    On January 9, a new country may be added to the world map as southern Sudanese vote on independence from their northe

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 896
  50. ETHIOPIA: Refugee Women Launch Beauty Salon

    Addis Ababa, 3 December 2010 – With support from JRS, a group of refugee women have recently launched a beauty

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 848

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