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  1. 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
  2. COLOMBIA: There will be No Peace in Colombia without Women

    The documentation centre No habrá paz sin las mujeres [There will be no peace without women] enables female le

    Friday, February 21, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 238
  3. JAPAN: NHK Chief's Sexual Slavery Comments an "Insult"

    The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorab

    Monday, January 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 221
  4. DRC: Victimized twice: DRC women rebound after war, rape

    Living in the lush mountainous region in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Wivine Mwbawa would spend hours ea

    Monday, January 20, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 205
  5. LIBERIA: President Sirleaf Convenes Roundtable Meeting With Women Lawyers, Gender Advocates, Calling for 'out of the Box' Suggestions to Address Alarming Rape Statistics in Country

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called upon Liberia's female lawyers, gender advocates and civil society to &quot

    Sunday, January 12, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 179
  6. DRC: Addressing Violence Against Women in War-Torn Regions

    For the past two decades women's bodies have become the battlefield as gangs of combatants have committed atrocities

    Monday, December 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 172
  7. BALKANS: Women and War

    Thousands of women were victims of sexual crimes during the Balkan conflicts.

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 165
  8. RWANDA: We Should Support Efforts to End Rape in Conflict

    BY GITURA MWAURA, 10 OCTOBER 2013

    ANALYSIS

    Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 106
  9. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai: A Legacy of Failure on Afghan Women's Rights?

    As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 049
  10. 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
  11. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Angry After President's Advisor Says Harassment

    Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se

    Wednesday, May 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 947
  12. LIBERIA: After Punishment, Stigmatize Rapists As Deterrence

    Throughout the lengthy regime of President Tubman, murder and rape were considered two terrible crimes that warranted

    Monday, May 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 945
  13. EL SALVADOR: Impunity, Machismo Fuel Femicides in El Salvador

    Several brutal, high-profile murders of women in the last few weeks in El Salvador are just the latest reminder that

    Wednesday, April 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 934
  14. INDIA: Men Can Still Rape their Wives in India after New Government Bill

    The Congress-led cabinet has been under intense pressure to strengthen legal protection for women following national

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 852
  15. MENA REGION: Arab Women Say Time for Saying 'Spring' Is Over

    Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 857
  16. MENA REGION: Arab Women Must Fight Back

    We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.

    Saturday, February 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 829
  17. Sierra Leone: World Court Struggles to Finish Mass Rape Cases

    The international war tribunal set up to prosecute those responsible for the atrocities committed during Sierra Leone

    Wednesday, November 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 658
  18. LIBYA: Libya to Receive UN Women Grant for the First Time

    Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 624
  19. CAMBODIA: Women speak out over Khmer Rouge sexual violence

    For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 634
  20. GUATEMALA: Sexual Slavery Wounds Persist in Guatemala

    Fifteen brave Guatemalan women from the indigenous q'eqchí people testified before the High Risk Court in Guat

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 546
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. TUNISIA: Tunisian schizophrenia over women

    Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 433
  24. GUINEA: Fresh Tears, Steeled Will

    One after the other, women visiting their sick friend Aïssatou Baïlo Diallo, a 42-year-old teacher in Guine

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 428
  25. INTERNATIONAL: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence – UN and Partners

    “In conflict zones, women are disproportionately affected by sexual and gender-based violence, forced displacem

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 424
  26. INTERNATIONAL: Stronger Actions Needed to Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence – UN and Partners

    “In conflict zones, women are disproportionately affected by sexual and gender-based violence, forced displacem

    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 425
  27. NORTH AFRICA: ICTJ Program Report - Middle East and North Africa

    The latest ICTJ Program Report explores transitional justice issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and ch

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 300
  28. KASHMIR: Fast Track Courts Needed for Crimes Against Women: NCW

    Fast track courts should be set up for trial of cases pertaining to excesses against women, National Commission for W

    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 250
  29. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomons Police Must Set Example in Fighting Gender Violence: Commissioner

    Solomon Islands' new police commissioner says the police must set an example when it comes to addressing the country'

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 237
  30. DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Advocacy for Women Under Domestic Violence Must Work From 'Ground Up'

    (WNN/PI) Santa Domingo, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: With Dominican Republic's national legislation against violence i

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 304
  31. AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Execution of Afghan Woman Causes Outraged Activists to Mobilize

    In a grainy video that shocked viewers around the world, a young woman named Najiba shrouded in a gray shawl sits alo

    Wednesday, July 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 226
  32. DRC: Warlord Gets 14 Years for Using Child Soldiers

    Convicted Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo has been sentenced to 14 years in jail, but he will have six years k

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 206
  33. GUATEMALA: Guatemalan Femicide: The Legacy of Injustice

    One generally overlooked feature of the Guatemalan government and military's 36-year (1960-96) genocidal counterinsur

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 188
  34. DRC: Survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence in Congo find Access to Justice

    There are no court houses in Kalonge health district, a region home to more than 130,000 people, high in the hills ab

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 175
  35. CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC: Victim - My Daughter Cried When She Saw Bemba's Men Assaulting Me

    On Monday, a victim recounted to International Criminal Court (ICC) judges how she was sexually assaulted in front of

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 171
  36. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring vs. Women's Rights

    In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 156
  37. SOUTH AFRICA: Government Must Reinstate Special Rape Courts

    Earlier this morning I protested along with the Democratic Alliance Women's Network (DAWN) outside the Roodepoort Mag

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 160
  38. EGYPT: Women Targeted in Tahrir Square

    It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable to be female or foreign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, birthplace of the January

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 137
  39. IRAQ and KURDISTAN: Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

    With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 098
  40. ZIMBABWE: Healing the Wounds of Gender Based Violence

    A small garage in Chitungwiza has become a centre of hope and rejuvenation for victims and perpetrators of gender bas

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 159
  41. NAMIBIA: Violence Against Women Triggers Protest

    Windhoek — About 100 people, of whom 56 were men, held a peaceful march to protest violence perpetrated against

    Monday, May 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 096
  42. INTERNATIONAL: Hatred of Women Exists in the West as Well as in the Arab World

    Misogyny has reduced women to headscarves and hymens.

    Thursday, May 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 036
  43. BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA: Peace, Justice Elude Rape Victims of Bosnian War

    Nearly two decades after the Bosnian War ended, thousands of Bosnian women who were victims of sexual violence are st

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 037
  44. SOUTH AFRICA: Still A Nation of Rapists 18 Years On

    Seven children under the age of 14 were being raped in Soweto in a day.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 025
  45. INTERNATIONAL: Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

    The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 029
  46. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  47. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 019
  48. AFGHANISTAN: In Afghanistan, Underground Girls School Defies Taliban Edict, Threats

    Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 027
  49. SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa Searches Soul Over Alleged Rape of Disabled 17 Year-Old Girl

    It is a country that can seem inured to violence from sheer familiarity.

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 008
  50. AFGHANISTAN: Extremists Poisoned Schoolgirls' Water, Officials Say

    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- At least 140 Afghan schoolgirls and female teachers were admitted to a local hospital Tue

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 002

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