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  1. LIBERIA: Gender & Development Ministry's Mandate Questioned

    The Country Director of Action Aid Liberia, an international women's rights advocate group, has called on the Governm

    Friday, December 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 703
  2. LIBERIA: GBV Campaigners Pledge to End Violence Against Women, Children

    Several Gender Based Violence (GBV) campaigners, predominately women, have made a commitment to continue the fight by

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 700
  3. LIBERIA: Liberian Journalist Faces Death Threats over Female Circumcision, or Genital Mutilation Writings

    The Liberian journalist who wrote about the practice of female circumcision, or genital mutilation (FGM), and its hea

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 688
  4. SIERRA LEONE: Political Battle Wages on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Sierra Leone

    It is also quite common to see masked women (commonly called “Bondo devils”) in their traditional red and

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 695
  5. COTE D'IVOIRE/RWANDA: Women Join Ivory Coast Peacekeepers

    A group of 15 policewomen became the first all-women team to deploy with the U.N.

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 696
  6. RWANDA/COTE D'IVOIRE: UN Commends Rwandan Women Peacekeepers in Ivory Coast

    The United Nations police adviser, Ann-Marie Orler, has welcomed the arrival of Rwanda's female police contingent in

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 689
  7. MALI: Malian Women Demand Voice in Negotiations

    Mariam Cisse sits on a wooden bench with her arm wrapped in a sling, her sad eyes cast downward and her voice low.

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 730
  8. SIERRA LEONE: Bangura Rethinks U.N.'s Sex-Violence Patrol

    Zainab Bangura has taken over one of the United Nations' most thankless top positions: tackling a world's worth of ho

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 677
  9. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone Women Struggle for Political Role

    Sierra Leone held its third election since the end of its decade-long civil war on November 17.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 678
  10. COTE D'IVOIRE: Transgender Prostitutes Face Abuse in Ivory Coast

    It seemed like a case of simple blackmail.

    Monday, December 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 674
  11. MALI: Malian Refugee Women Recount Ordeal

    Scores of Malians have found havens in neighbouring Mauritania to escape the months-long conflict.

    Friday, December 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 717
  12. COTE D'IVOIRE: A Wife Accused of War Crimes: The Unprecedented Case of Simone Gbagbo

    On November 22nd, the International Criminal Court (ICC) unsealed the indictment of Simone Gbagbo, wife of the former

    Monday, December 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 680
  13. LIBERIA: Women Groups Want to Drive Peace & Reconciliation Process - Ask for 50 Percent Increase in Leadership Positions

    A 22-member Women's Interest Group on November 22 presented a communiqué calling on President Ellen Johnson Si

    Monday, November 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 662
  14. 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
  15. MALI: Al-Qaeda Linked Group Detains Mali Women

    New fighting and a crackdown on women not wearing veils by Islamist militants has marred peace moves by two rival gro

    Saturday, November 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 682
  16. LIBERIA: Over 5000 Benefit from Foundation for Women (FFW)

    A local foundation, dedicated to empowering women through micro-loans, has disclosed that at least 5000 Liberian wome

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 626
  17. WEST AFRICA: 'Enhancing Women's Leadership in Peace and Security in West Africa'

    As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women P

    Friday, November 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 623
  18. LIBERIA: Honor at Pinnacle - As Pres. Sirleaf Gets France's Greatest Recognition At Elysee Palace Today

    The French capital of Paris, especially the location of the presidential residence (Elysee Palace) is expected to com

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 619
  19. MALI: Women of Mali call for increased protection and involvement in resolving the conflict

    “This occupation is the cruelest one that the Malian people have had to undergo, nowadays women are deprived of

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 620
  20. SIERRA LEONE: How do you tackle maternal mortality in Sierra Leone? Try asking a midwife

    My worry, as the high-level panel on post-2015 development goals meets this week, is that my voice – and those

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 617
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  22. Women, peace and Security in Liberia: Supporting the Implementation of Resolution 1325 in Liberia A UN-INSTRAW

    Peace is fragile and delicate in post conflict societies and the full recovery from the trauma caused needs time, com

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 750
  23. WEST AFRICA: WANEP launches guideline on United Nations Security Council Resolution

    A Guideline for the Development and Implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Wome

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 489
  24. MALI: Women Primary Victims of Violence in Northern Mali, Says UN Rights Official

    Concluding a four-day visit to Mali, a top United Nations human rights official today cited ongoing abuses in the nor

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 490
  25. LIBERIA: Gender Minister - Gov't Has Not Achieved Much in Girls' Welfare

    The Government of Liberia via the Ministry of Gender and Development has said no considerable improvement has been ma

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 481
  26. LIBERIA: More Room for Improvement, VP Boakai Says of Women's Empowerment

    Addressing a one-day Stakeholders' Consultative Conference yesterday in Monrovia, Vice President Joseph N.

    Friday, October 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 477
  27. WEST AFRICA: Women Training on Peace Building, Conflict Mediation Underway

    The West Africa Network of Peace building (WANEP) Tuesday commenced a three-day training on 'Peace building and confl

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 438
  28. LIBERIA: Women's Call to End SGBV Persists, Want Perpetrators

    Liberian women have re-echoed their call for robust steps to be taken by the government, especially the judiciary, to

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 434
  29. LIBERIA: Ellen Discusses Liberian Women's Involvement in Peacemaking

    "Women continue to play a major role in the efforts for peace.

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 432
  30. 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
  31. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's women are a political force that can no longer be ignored

    Two years ago, Sierra Leone's government invited the women's movement to draw up a bill to usher in the quota system

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 429
  32. LIBERIA/ MALAWI: Malawi's Banda and Liberia's Sirleaf:

    Malawi President Joyce Banda and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf delivered blunt advice Monday to those seek

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 420
  33. LIBERIA: No liberty for Liberian women as rapes continue

    Violence against females is the most widely reported violent crime in the West African country of Liberia, affecting

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 399
  34. Peace without Security Violence against Women and Girls in Liberia

    Liberia's civil wars are often mistakenly perceived as marking the beginning of widespread violence against women and

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 704
  35. LIBERIA: 'Another Female President in 2017' Mother Mary Brownell Suggests

    As Liberian women continue to enjoy the country's political honeycomb (sweetness), with a substantial representation

    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 383
  36. LIBERIA: Sirleaf Women's Market Fund Continues to Grow, Bringing Aid to Thousands of Female Vendors

    UN Women has donated US $3 million to the Sirleaf Market Women's Fund (SMWF) for the construction of eight markets in

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 327
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  38. SIERRA LEONE: Women Situation Room for Launch Sept. 21

    The Women Situation Room WSR, with the theme "Peace in our Hands" will be officially launched by President

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 333
  39. SIERRA LEONE: A Tale of Two Sierra Leone Women in Politics: Navo & Sunkari

    The only female aspirant for the Chairmanship of the Kailahun District Council in the November 17 pol

    Tuesday, September 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 309
  40. WEST AFRICA: Nigeria FG to Implement UN Resolution on Women

    The Federal Government will soon develop a roadmap for the full implementation of the United Nations Security Council

    Friday, August 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 287
  41. TOGO: A Nation's Sex Strike for Democracy

    In a time of global political combustion, with calls for democracy sparking mass demonstrations, self-immolations and

    Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 291
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  43. MALI: Mali Asks International Court to Investigate Atrocities

    The government of Mali on Wednesday formally asked the International Criminal Court to investigate atrocities attribu

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 240
  44. GHANA: Ghana Develops Action Plan to Give More Protection to Women

    The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs (MOWAC) has developed a national action plan to give more protection and s

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 249
  45. WEST AFRICA: Women Demand Firm Action to End Mali Crisis

    We, members of the Senegalese Feminist Forum, would like to express our full support for the Malian people and especi

    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 236
  46. WEST AFRICA: Sexual Exploitation and Abuse 10 Years On

    How much has really changed since NGO Save the Children, and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) published a report that sh

    Wednesday, July 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 193
  47. The Revolution and the Emancipation of Women: A Reflection on Sankara's Speech, 25 Years Later

    I would like to situate my ideas within the geo-political context of the popular uprisings that continue to take plac

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 623
  48. NIGERIA: Women and Efforts to Promote Peace, Security in Nigeria

    On one Sunday morning, Madam Mary Haruna and her two daughters went to a nearby church in Jos for their weekly devoti

    Sunday, June 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 146
  49. LIBERIA: More Calls against Sexual Exploitation, Abuse

    The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) in collaboration with several civil organizations has ended a week-long

    Monday, May 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 053
  50. COTE D'IVOIRE: Marital Equality Law Sparks Controversy

    The adoption by Côte d'Ivoire's parliament of a law on equality between legally married couples has sparked ang

    Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 679