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  1. COLOMBIA: Judges Unfamiliar With International Legal Norms Concerning Women's Rights: Colombia's Former Minister of Justice

    Colombia's former minister of justice emphasized the need for the country's judges to familiarize themselves with int

    Friday, August 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 471
  2. Reports/Policy Briefs89 888
  3. HAITI: Haitian Rape Survivors Begin New Lives in Canada and the US

    There are no Haitians in the Montreal neighborhood where Lovely lives.

    Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 416
  4. COLOMBIA: What Will New Sexual Violence Law Mean for Victims in Colombia's Conflict?

    Colombia's president has approved a law that makes acts of sexual violence committed during the country's long-standi

    Thursday, June 19, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 402
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  6. UNITED STATES: Women Play a Vital Role in Peace and Global Security

    The important role women play in peace and security was discussed March 12 at a William J.

    Saturday, March 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 271
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  8. UNITED STATES: Hilary Rodham Clinton Awards at Georgetown University

    On February 25, Georgetown University will host former Secretary of State and likely 2016 presidential candidate Hill

    Monday, February 24, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 269
  9. 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
  10. COLOMBIA: UK takes Campaign to Stop War-zone Rape to Colombia

    Britain's foreign minister William Hague has urged world leaders to make tackling and rape in armed conflicts a top g

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 257
  11. EL SALVADOR: Women in El Salvador ready to Take Charge after Women Leadership in Politics Course

    On 14 January 2014 the closing ceremony of the VII course on Women Leadership was held in the municipality of Antiguo

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 261
  12. CANADA:National News: NDP Works to End Violence Against Aboriginal Women

    The NDP is joining forces with the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC) to urge the Conservative government to

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 251
  13. UNITED STATES: Violence Against Women Act Finally lets Native American Tribes Prosecute Non-Tribal Members, and it's about Damn Time

    For those of you who have blocked out memory of the long battle to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act that wa

    Monday, February 10, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 232
  14. EL SALVADOR: El Salvador Elections: Putting Women's Right on the Agenda

    Jenny Pierce's recent piece about El Salvador on the Inter-American Development Bank's blog, Sin Miedos, questioned w

    Friday, January 31, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 226
  15. UNITED STATES: U.S. Works to End Domestic and International Gender Violence

    Washington — The Obama administration is redoubling its efforts to end gender violence in the United States, as

    Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 223
  16. COLOMBIA: Guerrilla Girls of the FARC-EP: Making War, Peace, and History

    If regular armies are generally a man's world, guerrillas and insurgent forces are just the contrary.

    Friday, January 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 204
  17. EL SALVADOR: Corrected-Can Women Boost El Salvador's Fragile Gang Truce?

    With El Salvador's gang truce teetering on the brink, it's high time to get women involved in any peace negotiations

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 192
  18. HAITI: The Safety of Haitian Girls and Women Should Be Our Goal

    This past Saturday marked three years since Haiti was stuck by a devastating earthquake.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 265
  19. HAITI: Haiti's Women Need More Than a Trickle of Aid Money

    It's been four years since Port-au-Prince collapsed, and Haiti's women are still working through the damage—bot

    Thursday, January 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 264
  20. Report of the Twelfth Session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Friday, October 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 016
  21. LATIN AMERICA: Violence Against Women in Latin America Everyday Aggression

    Laws to punish domestic violence are too often honoured in the breach

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 225
  22. SYRIA: Congress Cannot Ignore Violence Against Women in Syria

    As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.

    Friday, September 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 065
  23. USA: UN Executive meets with Civil Society Members

    Just seven days after having been sworn into office, the new Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka,

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 073
  24. COLOMBIA: Colombia's Peace Process: Implications for Displaced Populations Are Overlooked

    Media coverage of the Colombian peace process has focused on the politics surrounding the talks in Havana.

    Thursday, August 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 050
  25. COLOMBIA: Colombia's Women Bear the Scars of a War Among Men

    The hot and damp jungles of southern Colombia have been torn apart by war for more than 20 years.

    Monday, June 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 989
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  27. Oidhaco Fact Sheet on Women's Rights in Colombia

    In corporation with Colombian civil society organizations, the Oidhaco network has produced a factsheet where data co

    Friday, March 1, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 800
  28. USA: Presidential Memorandum on Promoting Gender Equality and Empowering Women and Girls Globally

    The Obama Administration has made it clear that advancing the rights of women and girls is critical to the foreign po

    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 781
  29. USA: New Push for U.S. to Ratify Major Women's Treaty

    The United States continues to be in the dubious company of six countries that have either refused or are reluctant t

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 708
  30. IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ACTION PLAN: Implementation Plan of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

    The report released by the State Department details the role of women in preventing conflict and building peace throu

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 762
  31. GUATEMALA:Women Human Rights Defenders: Activism's Front-Line

    The first time I heard the term Women Human Rights Defender (WHRD) it was a bit of revelation to me.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 667
  32. UNITED STATES: FACTBOX: Forced marriage in the United States of America

    The problem of forced marriage remains little known and well hidden in the United States, but experts say it is growi

    Monday, November 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 666
  33. COLOMBIA: What's the role of Afro-Colombian and Colombian women in the FARC peace talks?

    As the Colombian Government prepares to meet with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba,

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 657
  34. COLOMBIA: Rights Out of Reach: Obstacles to Health, Justice, and Protection for Displaced Victims of Gender-Based Violence in Colombia

    Colombia's laws on violence against women are not adequately protecting victims displaced by the armed conflict, Huma

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 754
  35. COLOMBIA: Rights Study Highlights Vulnerability of Colombia's Displaced Girls and Women

    Ana Angelica Bello, 45, was coming out of the Ministry of Justice in 2009 when two men bundled her into a car, put a

    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 651
  36. Women Peace and Security: Canada Moves Forward to Increase Women's Engagement

    From September 2009 to April 2010, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights conducted a study of United Nations

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 752
  37. INTERNATIONAL: U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

    The goal of the U.S.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 743
  38. 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
  39. COLOMBIA: Missing from Colombia, FARC Peace Negotiations: Women

    Today, the government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) insurgency group meet in Oslo

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 547
  40. COLOMBIA: Impunity Persists in Sexual Violence Against Women

    Despite laws, resolutions, decrees, protocols, and directives against gender-based violence, women victims of sexual

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 557
  41. MEXICO: Drug War: Mexican Citizens Fed up With the Bloodshed

    Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 568
  42. MENA/ UNITED STATES: Women and the Arab Spring, Joint Hearing

    Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 718
  43. COLOMBIA: Hidden From Justice Impunity for Conflict Related Sexual Violence, A Follow Up Report (English & Spanish)

    Women in Colombia, as elsewhere, face many forms of physical and psychological genderbased violence in many contexts

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 720
  44. COLOMBIA: Participation of Women Essential for Colombia's Peace Talks

    Women are needed, not only in the home, but also at the negotiating table, to achieve peace.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 474
  45. MEXICO/UNITED STATES: Heart-to-Heart on the Drug War

    Margarita Lopez begins to speak about the horrible events that marked the end of her daughter's life in a low, even t

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 441
  46. UNITED STATES: Women Running for Congress in Record Numbers

    Women are running for congress in record numbers this year.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 447
  47. NICARAGUA: Nicaraguan Rights Groups Call Sexual Abuse an 'Epidemic'

    Last month saw two major stories involving sexual abuse in the headlines of Nicaraguan newspapers.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 468
  48. GUATEMALA: Army's Former Sex Slaves Testify in Guatemala

    “In the garrison they had rooms where they would rape us; sometimes there were three, four or five soldiers,&rd

    Saturday, September 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 498
  49. GUATEMALA: Women's Gathering in Defense of Water, Life and Territory

    “In the struggle to defend our territory, our natural resources, what's at stake is our very existence.”

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 448
  50. UNITED STATES: Breaking Barriers: What It Will Take To Achieve Security, Peace, and Justice

    It is my pleasure to join in welcoming you to the 10th annual Women PeaceMakers Program.

    Friday, September 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 450

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