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  1. Secretary General Reports97 088
  2. LIBERIA: Unicef Boss Warns against Violence

    The Country Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Mr.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 239
  3. LIBERIA: DRC opens Women's Centre in Liberia

    Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 236
  4. LIBERIA: UNFPA Identifies With Pregnant Women and Children

    The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, has provided delivery kits to mothers and children at the James Davids Hos

    Friday, January 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 208
  5. REPORT: Being a Women in Cote d'Ivoire : Empowerment Challenges - Abidjan Country Office Gender Consultations Report Summary

    In Africa, women are subjected to discriminatory practices that keep them in a vulnerable situation.

    Thursday, August 8, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 825
  6. LIBERIA: Rebuilding Liberia: Women were Key in Ushering Peace, but still Suffer Violence Post War

    It's hard to underscore enough the role women have played in Liberia's recent history.

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 029
  7. LIBERIA: Liberian women's war wounds fester

    It is over a week since Ruth Flomo was last able to walk, the bullet lodged in her leg an agonising reminder of the t

    Wednesday, June 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 992
  8. NIGERIA: President Banda to Attend High Level Global Women Network in Nigeria

    President Dr Joyce Banda will leave the country on June 26 for Abuja Nigeria where she is expected to attend a High L

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 990
  9. MALI: Mali's Displaced Women Organise for Long Stay Away from Home, Report The Guardian

    Two things, at least, matter more to Ramata Touré than the outcome of the donor conference in Brussels on Wedn

    Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 962
  10. Country File: Guinea Bissau Female Genital Cutting

    Type practiced:
    The most widely practiced forms are Type I and Type II.

    Legal status:

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 770
  11. LIBERIA: Prioritize Gender Equality

    Women and children play a major role in poverty alleviation and are expected to feature prominently in any future dev

    Monday, February 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 783
  12. LIBERIA: Gender Equality 'Central' to All Other Development, Say Women's Groups

    Women and children play a major role in poverty alleviation and are expected to feature prominently in any future dev

    Friday, February 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 763
  13. MALI: Malian Women Celebrate

    On the day the French came and the Islamists left, Hawi Traore folded up her veil and tied on a vibrantly colored wra

    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 764
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. MALI: Women's Rights in Mali 'Set Back 50 Years' by New 'Family Code' Law

    Farima Samake, a widow living in the village of Gwelekoro in the south of Mali, regrets obeying her husband when he t

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 039
  25. SIERRA LEONE: Charles Taylor Verdict - a Victory for Women's Rights

    The guilty verdict on 11 counts of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity of former Liberian pres

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 033
  26. MALI: Senior UN Official Condemns 'Alarming' Reports of Sexual Violence in Mali

    A senior United Nations official today strongly condemned the reported acts of sexual violence committed against Mali

    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 984
  27. MALI: Aid Agencies Must be Allowed Safe Access to North

    Northern Mali is on the brink of a major humanitarian disaster and aid agencies must be allowed immediate access to a

    Thursday, April 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 969
  28. MALI: Junta Denounces 'Grave Rights Violations' in the North

    Mali's junta on Wednesday accused rebels controlling the northern city of Gao of grave human rights abuses, in partic

    Wednesday, April 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 970
  29. LIBERIA: Breaking the Cycle of Violence and HIV in Liberia

    “I was raped during the war by three men.

    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 863
  30. 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
  31. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, Women Want Commission

    Gender Specialist at the Sierra Leone Conference on Transformation and Development (SLCDT), Madam Naasu Fofanah has s

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 736
  32. LIBERIA: Sirleaf - Women's Icon With Nerves of Steel

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is a joint Nobel Peace Prize winner as a champion for women's rights, whose steely nerves have

    Monday, January 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 739
  33. LIBERIA: Women in Retrospect 2011

    Before we finally close the chapter on 2011, flipping a fresh page for a new beginning in 2012, let's not forget that

    Friday, January 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 641
  34. GUINEA: End Impunity in Guinea: Two Years on, Still No Justice for Victims of the Stadium Massacre

    The demonstration meant to be peaceful quickly degenerated into a bloodshed of violence when the army entered the pac

    Friday, October 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 298
  35. NIGERIA: First Lady Consults With Governers' Wives on Security

    The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja consulted with the wives of state governors on ways of facilita

    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 264
  36. NIGERIA: Combatting Violence Against Women

    Violence against women is one of the most common abuses of human rights.

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 253
  37. COTE D'IVOIRE: ICC investigation must not exclude serious crimes

    A proposed International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into Côte d'Ivoire must be expanded to cover seriou

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 001
  38. COTE D'IVOIRE: Oral Statement to the Human Rights Council On Cote d'Ivoire - Delivered On June 15, 2011 by Human Rights Watch

    The Cote d'Ivoire Commission of Inquiry has rightly highlighted the serious violations of human rights and internatio

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 954
  39. SIERRA LEONE: Khadarlis to Empower Women and Children

    Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 846
  40. LIBERIA/COTE D'IVOIRE: In the Shadows of Ivory Coast's War

    As Colonel Gaddafi continues his pillage in North Africa, harrowing skeletons from his closet remain buried deep in t

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 777
  41. COTE D'IVOIRE: Registration Highlights Humanitarian Needs in Western Cote d'Ivoire, Stranded Migrants in Abidjan Shelter in Embassies

    IOM staff in the western Ivoirian town of Duékoué have completed the registration of more than 27,500 i

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 502
  42. COTE D'IVOIRE: Women Struggle to Survive in Crowded Refugee Camps

    After leaving her husband behind to protect their home, Philomene Eholi* recently fled the Ivory Coast with her mothe

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 486
  43. COTE D'IVOIRE: CARE to Aid in Cote d'Ivoire

    CARE is scaling up our response to help people affected by the post-election violence in Côte d'Ivoire that has

    Tuesday, April 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 500
  44. COTE D'IVOIRE: Increasingly Untenable Situation for Tens of Thousands of Displaced in Western Cote d'Ivoire

    Conditions for tens of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) seeking refuge at a Catholic mission in the we

    Friday, April 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 488
  45. Côte d'Ivoire: Crimes Against Humanity by Gbagbo Forces

    As Crisis Deepens, Grave Abuses Committed by Both Sides

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 343
  46. COTE D'IVOIRE: Crossing a Line - Killings and Fear in Abidjan

    As reports by Human Rights Watch and formal documentation from the UN Human Rights Commission decry the worsening hum

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 351
  47. COTE D'IVOIRE: Sexual Violence and Other Human Rights Abuses Must Stop

    Human rights violations including sexual violence and unlawful killings are being perpetrated by forces loyal to both

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 276
  48. Amnesty International Cote D'Ivoire Mission Report

    An Amnesty International research team has just returned from a four week mission to Côte d'Ivoire where they i

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 325
  49. COTE D'IVOIRE: Briefing on Human Rights

    IRIN's series of revised briefings takes a look at the handling of the crisis by the UN, regional bodies the African

    Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 233
  50. COTE D'IVOIRE: Bringing Health Care to Displaced Women in Cote D'Ivoire

    In the aftermath of post-election violence here, almost 18 thousand people -- 70 per cent of them women, children and

    Monday, February 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 245

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