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  1. Launch Of SOAWR Website

    Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.

    Monday, December 31, 2007 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 104
  2. Chad: No Safe Place for Women

    Sudanese Women living in refugee camps in eastern Chad are facing rape and other forms of violence.

    Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 141
  3. Women Victims of Sexual Violence: Amnesty International Hands Over 70,000 Signature Petition to the Cote D'Ivoire Ambassador in Paris

    Amnesty International yesterday met, in Paris, His Excellency Mr Pierre-Aimé Kipré, Côte d'Ivoire

    Monday, March 31, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 157
  4. International Rescue Committee 16 Days Blog

    The International Rescue Committee is working with writer, photographer and long-time women's advocate Ann Jones to g

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 158
  5. Women and Democracy Campaign

    IFES is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to strengthening inclusive and transparent political proces

    Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 162
  6. Women Prepare to Make their Mark in Elections

    Ghana is scheduled to hold both presidential and parliamentary elections next year – a prospect that has galvan

    Monday, October 27, 2003 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 167
  7. Gender Advocacy Campaign

    Centre for Sustainable Development Initiatives (CENSUDI) organized a multi-media campaign intended to engage both wom

    Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 171
  8. Radio Campaign

    The National Committee of the Inter-African Committee Against Traditional Practices affecting the Health of Woman and

    Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 173
  9. Female Genital Mutilation

    Sinim Mira Nissigue, an NGO established in the late 1990's, has been taking the lead on bringing information a

    Tuesday, December 31, 2002 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 177
  10. Tokay Tomah Leads Fight Against GBV, SEA

    A non- governmental organization, the Women Aid Society (WAS), headed by Liberian female musical star, Tokay Tomah ha

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 179
  11. Women and Girls Should Get Special Attention in the Liberian Reintegration Process

    This postcard campaign urges President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Liberian government to ensure that the needs and

    Monday, March 31, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 183
  12. Educating and Empowering Women in Liberia

    Liberia has been devastated by years of civil war.

    Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 188
  13. Women in Democracy

    The International Foundation for Election Systems provides professional advice and technical assistance in promoting

    Saturday, January 31, 2004 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 195
  14. Online Petition Against Sharia Laws

    Women's Rights Watch Nigeria is urging the Federal Government of Nigeria, through an online petition, to seek judicia

    Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 198
  15. Community Building Initiative

    Fantsuam Foundation's Bayanloco Community Learning Center initiative is the focus of their GEM evaluation.

    Wednesday, December 31, 2003 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 201
  16. Campaign for Amina Lawal

    On 22 March 2002, Amina Lawal, 30 years old, Muslim, was condemned to death for having a child as a divorced woman by

    Wednesday, September 24, 2003 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 205
  17. Women and Men in Partnership in Sierra Leone:The Politics of the Future

    WOMEN OF SIERRA LEONE – IT'S YOUR PARLIAMENT TOO ! Workshops to Get More Women Successfully In

    Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 209
  18. Educating and Empowering Women in Sierra Leone

    Women are generally overlooked in Sierra Leone, with girls' and women's education being a low priority for families.

    Tuesday, April 18, 2006 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 213
  19. Campaign for Good Governance

    Launched after the first muti-party democratic elections after three decades, the purpose of the Campaign for Good Go

    Sunday, December 31, 1995 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 216
  20. Open Letter to the Security Council Members regarding the Situation in Guinea

    Dear Ambassador,

    Monday, October 12, 2009 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 293
  21. HIGHLIGHTS: UN Global Open Day for Women and Peace

    By June 11th, 15 countries will have held their Open Day for Peace.

    Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 391
  22. STATEMENT: Ms. Yasmina Bouziane, UNMIL Spokesperson, and Ms. Margot Wallström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Ms. Yasmina Bouziane (UNMIL Spokesperson)
    Wednesday, June 2, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 411
  23. STATEMENT: Women Building Peace Through Disarmament, Demoblization and Reintegration

    Statement by Leymah Gbowee, WIPNET- Unifem Panel on DDRR, CSW Beijing+10.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2005 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 456
  24. VIDEO: Women of Liberia: Fighting for Peace

    Following the conflict, a disarmament, demobilization, rehabilitation and reintegration process began.

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 458
  25. VIDEO: Iron Ladies of Liberia

    After fourteen years of civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change.

    Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 459
  26. STATEMENT: Ending Sexual Violence: Translating Promises into Practice

    A decade since the Security Council first considered the agenda item Women, Peace and Security we are compelled to as

    Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 467
  27. WORKSHOP: CEMESP Empowers Female Journalists With Computer-Internet Skills

    The Center for Media Studies & Peace Building (CEMESP) has concluded a three-week Computer Literacy and Internet

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 508
  28. Liberian Women Democracy Radio Launched

    The first ever women owned radio station was introduced in Liberia.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 518
  29. STATEMENT: Human Rights are Women's Rights

    Human Rights Are Women's Rights using political strategies; women are gaining power around the world by Peggy Curlin.

    Tuesday, September 7, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 530
  30. ARTICLE: Role Reversal

    By: Fatoumata Nabie Fofana

    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 532
  31. VIDEO: Liberia/Women's Empowerment

    Liberian women are taking positions of power and filling roles usually dominated by men.

    Friday, September 10, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 540
  32. VIDEO: Sierre Leone: Where Every Pregnancy is a Gamble

    After a decade-long conflict, Sierra Leone has many challenges ahead including improving child and maternal health.

    Monday, September 13, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 549
  33. VIDEO: Eclipsed: The Story of Five Liberian Women Is Not to be Missed!

    Click here for

    Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 559
  34. BLOG: Defeating Poverty Means Fighting for Equality

    Hawa went into labour on the evening of March 18, 2008 in a rural village in Koinadugu District in northern Sierra Le

    Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 571
  35. CALL: Senegal: Sub-regional Women Want Body on Governance

    Women delegates representing the Mano River Union (MRU) countries on Friday called for the establishment of a sub-reg

    Friday, September 17, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 577
  36. VIDEO: Liberian President at Empowering Girls and Women Plenary Session

    Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke powerfully Tuesday about the necessity of government reform on behalf

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 587
  37. CAMPAIGN: Local Women Leaders Discuss TRC Recommendations

    Women leaders in the western region have begun discussing the simplified version of the Truth and Reconciliation Comm

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 595
  38. OTHER: Liberia's Only Woman Newspaper Editor Packs a 'Punch'

    Ora Garway is Liberia's only female newspaper editor and publisher, a crusader in reporting on major issues.

    Sunday, September 26, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 620
  39. OPINION: Liberia's Tortured History -- and Happy Ending


    Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 627
  40. FACEBOOK: Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace

    Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace is a peace movement started by women in Liberia, Africa that

    Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 19:00
    Initiatives72 632
  41. ANALYSIS: Liberia's

    Last year, I reported with the intrepid Glenna Gordon a story about Liberia's Court E, a court chamber in the capital

    Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 635
  42. PROJECT: Canada and Ghana Working Together to Support UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security

    October 2010 marks ten years since the passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (PDF) on women, peace and secur

    Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 641
  43. The Danida Project in Sierra Leone

    In 2009, FAWE (The Forum for African Women Educationalists) submitted a project on Girls' empowerment in post-conflic

    Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 645
  44. VIDEO: Increasing Access to Justice for Women

    A video created by Tiyatien Health in partnership with Action Aid Liberia, Association of Female Lawyers Liberia, and

    Monday, October 4, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 646
  45. TRAINING: Sierra Leone: NGO Trains Women On Democratic Politics

    Some 20 women from Kono district and the Western Rural Area have received training on breaking barriers and empowerin

    Monday, October 11, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 663
  46. VIDEO: Liberia: Tackling the Legacy of Violence against Women

    Liberia — it was a country engulfed in war, its women bearing the brunt of the conflict.

    Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 668
  47. CONFERENCE FOLLOW-UP: National Conference on Women, Peace and Security Opens in Ghana

    A national conference to discuss United Nation Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1325 on Women's involvement in Peac

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 673
  48. AUDIO: On Patrol with Female Peacekeepers in Liberia

    Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, has pledged to have 10 per cent of women on every peacekeeping

    Monday, October 11, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 674
  49. VIDEO: Liberia: Microfinance

    Improving the economic situation of women is key to peace-building efforts in Liberia following a civil war that tore

    Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 682
  50. ANALYSIS: Poverty Reduction and Governance: The Role and Place of Women in Peace and Development (Liberia)

    The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), amongst other things calls fo

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010 - 20:00
    Initiatives72 700