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  1. LIBERIA: Women CSOs Join Security Sector Reform

    Several women organizations and groups have been motivated to assist the security sector in consolidating the peace a

    Thursday, April 3, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 281
  2. 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
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  4. 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
  5. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's First Northern Region Female Mayor Talks On Plans For A 'Great Makeni City'

    By John Baimba Sesay (Press Attaché in China)

    Monday, February 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 813
  6. LIBERIA: Women Reinforce Advocacy for Equality

    A three-day symposium on gender issues that impact the 1986 constitutional reviewing process got underway in Monrovia

    Friday, January 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 748
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  13. LIBERIA: Wronged Women of Liberia Reluctant to Revisit Human Rights Abuses

    The women sat on plastic chairs arranged in a circle, some breast feeding, others with small children at their feet.

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 881
  14. LIBERIA: The United Nations Mission in Liberia, Facts and Figures

    The United Nations Security Council Resolution 1509 adopted on 16 September authorized the setting up of a peacekeepi

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 847
  15. INTERNATIONAL: UN Women and UNDP to Partner with EU to Foster Women's Effective Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Recovery

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 568
  16. 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
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  18. COTE D'IVOIRE: Justice in Côte d'Ivoire

    Late in the afternoon on November 29, former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo was removed from his prison cell in the

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 772
  19. INTERNATIONAL: The Courage of Human Rights Defenders: Women Protesting Violence Are Often Met With Violence

    Leymah Gbowee of Liberia was one of three women to be honored with the 2011 Nobel Prize.

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 596
  20. LIBERIA: 'You Did it' - Leymah Says of Women

    When the bazooka ruled in 2003 and only the opinions of Liberian warlords and a beleaguered head of state mattered to

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 546
  21. LIBERIA: Liberian Women Stalked by Rape

    As a young girl Garmar Murphy was forced into a child soldier's life, serving as a sexual plaything for Liberian rebe

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 462
  22. 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
  23. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, ActionAid Discusses Access to Justice With Rural Women

    As part of its campaign to reduce injustice and increase Access to Justice (AtoJ) for women in Sierra Leone, ActionAi

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 358
  24. LIBERIA: Nobel Peace Prize Winners Sirleaf and Gbowee Reflect Liberian Women's Strength

    I went for a walk in Liberia two years ago.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 339
  25. Recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee speaks about her role in Liberian liberation

    Leymah Gbowee remembers her son asking if he could have a scrap of doughnut and having to tell him she didn't have an

    Monday, October 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 327
  26. LIBERIA: Mixed Reviews for Johnson-Sirleaf's Nobel Peace Prize

    As the Norwegian Nobel Committee named Liberian President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf a joint winner of the 2011 Nobel Pea

    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 321
  27. NIGERIA: Making Peace Can Be a Real Battle

    If an American television network were going to be in cahoots with the Nobel committee, it makes sense that it would

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 311
  28. 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
  29. SIERRA LEONE: UN Security Council Releases Report on Integrated Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone

    The Executive Representative of the UN Secretary General and head of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Offi

    Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 256
  30. GHANA: Gender Women Peace

    Women in the country particularly those in Buipe in the Central Gonja District have been urged to use their natural e

    Saturday, September 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 254
  31. LIBERIA: Liberia Tackles Sexual Violence Head On

    Korlu, a young mother of two, lives on the outskirts of Monrovia, the capital here.

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 020
  32. 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
  33. SIERRA LEONE: Sierra Leone's Progress in Peacebuilding, Gender Empowerment, Democracy and Transparent Government Celebrated

    Sierra Leone ‘s remarkable progress in building a peaceful society where multi-party democracy, political toler

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 466
  34. SIERRA LEONE: Civil Society has Key Role to Play in Sierra Leone's Redevelopment – UN

    Civil society in general and women in particular have a critical role to play in cementing Sierra Leone's transition

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 461
  35. We Have Lived In Darkness: A Human Rights Agenda for Guinea's New Government

    “We Have Lived in Darkness”

    A Human Rights Agenda for Guinea's New Government

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 438
  36. GHANA: Women, Youth Schooled in Peace- Building And Conflict Prevention

    The Canadian High Commission in collaboration with the Ghana Network for Peace building (GHANEP) has organized a two-

    Friday, March 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 453
  37. SIERRA LEONE: In Sierra Leone, Rural Women Engaged on Access to Justice

    In commemoration of this year's International Women's Day, Action Aid International –Sierra Leone (AAI-SL) over

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 370
  38. LIBERIA: The Women's Fears at Our Borders

    The endless battle against extortion, drug smuggling, sexual abuse and gender based violence - crimes that have expos

    Sunday, March 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 333
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  40. GUINEA-BISSAU: Guinea-Bissau Progresses on Path Towards Stability After Last Year's Unrest – Ban

    Guinea-Bissau is countering the effects of last year's unrest, and the United Nations is helping to promote security

    Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 289
  41. SIERRA LEONE: Government of Sierra Leone and UNDP hold Review and Planning Meeting in Sierra Leone

    The Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a meeting at the Conference H

    Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 244
  42. LIBERIA: Feminism's Vital Role in Rebuilding Liberia

    If you've seen the award-winning 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, then this will be a familiar story: Ho

    Friday, December 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 874
  43. SIERRA LEONE: Community Organization for Mobilization Empowerment–Sierra Leone Promotes Justice for Women

    Community Organization for Mobilization Empowerment–Sierra Leone (COME-SL), a civil society organization workin

    Monday, December 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 807
  44. LIBERIA: Sirleaf Emphasizes Importance of Women Training

    President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf said the educating and empowering of women in Liberia was a guaranteed way of ensurin

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 737
  45. Gender, Conflict and the Millennium Development Goals

    To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, Women for Women International have launc

    Monday, November 29, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 058
  46. SIERRA LEONE: Cord Aid, Help-SL Empower Women for Development

    Local non-governmental organization Hands Empowering the Less Privileged in Sierra Leone (HELP-SL) with support from

    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 882
  47. LIBERIA: Women Use Careers to 'Fight Back' After Conflict, Attacks

    Women in conflict zones are often singled out for violent attack.

    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 883
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  49. SIERRA LEONE: ABIC Convenes Another Peace-building Training For MRU Women

    The Angie Brooks International Centre (ABIC) for Women's Empowerment, Leadership Development, International Peace and

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 483
  50. LIBERIA: 'Women Are More Effective and Transparent in Leadership,' Says President Sirleaf

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf says her government is developing long-term strategies to build upon the foundation f

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 486

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