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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Activists promote "Womanifesto" as Delhi heads to polls, India
On the eve of elections in Delhi, women's rights activists called on political parties on Tuesday to commit to a "Womanifesto" - a gender-sensitive agenda - to combat rising crimes against women in the Indian capital. The gang rape and murder of a...
Monday, October 28, 2013
Female Fiji candidate subjected to online harassment over involvement in politics
A young Fijian woman who intends to stand in the Fiji elections says she has received threats, including threats of rape, on social media. Roshika Deo is standing as an independent candidate in next year's promised elections. Ms Deo who has been...
Monday, October 14, 2013
Women And Conflict In Afghanistan
Women are increasingly exposed to violence and exclusion from the public sphere as Afghanistan nears the 2014 security transition and conservative forces gain momentum. In its latest report, Women and Conflict in Afghanistan, the International...
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Muzaffarnagar riots show a dangerous trend, India
The recent Muzaffarnagar riots bared a dangerous trend where crimes against women were distorted and used as a trigger for communal conflagration and polarization for votes. "It is most dangerous as incidents of eve-teasing and sexual...
Tuesday, October 08, 2013
In Ethiopia, church bells ring for women and girls
With 45 million members, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has powerful influence on Ethiopian society. UN Women forged an initiative with the Church in two districts, Woldia and Kobo, in the northern Amhara region. Aiming to reach a broad population,...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Power, Empowerment and Violence against Women, Study Violence as backlash against womens activism
This chapter is from a book “Ending Violence against Women: A Challenge for Development”, the book was written by Francine Pickup with Suzanne Williams and Caroline Sweetman and published by Oxfam GB.An integrated response: human rights and...
Monday, September 16, 2013
Gender equality and Turkey’s 2023 goals
2023 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Turkish Republic. The symbolism of this date has led to 2023 being set as the “deadline” for many financial, political, and social targets. However, any growth needs to be social for it to be sustainable....
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites...
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Making laws to empower women not enough, need to stop attacks on them: Sonia Gandhi, India
Against the backdrop of rising crimes against women, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said making laws for their empowerment is not enough as they will have to be implemented properly on ground. “We realise that by just making laws and...
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Shortage of female security forces could keep Afghan women from vote
Women across Afghanistan risk being unable to vote in next year's presidential elections because of a severe shortage of women in the security forces, the country's election monitor said on Wednesday. Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Women's Safety A Concern For Zimbabwe Elections
 I moved away from Zimbabwe almost 15 years ago. In the early years I inhaled all the news I could; watching in shock as my home country descended into crisis. Each visit home and conversations with friends and family became about what used to be,...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
A Political Tug-of-War Over Militarism and Gender Violence
The key provisions of UNSCR 1325 include specific protection needs of women and girls in military conflicts; increased participation and representation of women at all levels of decision making; and gender perspective in post-conflict processes,...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Women’s Security in the Middle East and North Africa
What are the challenges to women’s security in the MENA region? Responses catalog a host of concerns: eroding legal rights for women, economic vulnerability, rises in trafficking, and prostitution out of desperation. They also speak to a worrisome...
Friday, March 08, 2013
International Women's Day: STATEMENT BY UNDP ADMINISTRATOR, HELEN CLARK
8 MARCH 2013   On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world free of violence against women and girls, a world in which women and girls do not fear being attacked in their homes or communities, and one where would-be perpetrators know they...
Thursday, March 07, 2013
First Maasai woman MP beats ‘curse’ to win seat, Kenya
 Ms Peris Pesi Tobiko has become the first Maasai woman to be elected MP after she won the Kajiado East constituency on Wednesday. Ms Tobiko triumphed despite being “cursed” at one time by Maasai elders after she beat seven TNA aspirants in the...
Monday, March 04, 2013
Kenya heads to polls as women seek justice for violence during last election
The testimonies filed to a Nairobi court last week are difficult to read. A woman is raped in front of her daughter, first by police and then by looters. A student is dragged into the bush and has his foreskin cut off. A terrified woman hides under...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Media advisory: UN Women co-sponsored events during the 57th Commission on the Status of Women, 4 – 15 March 2013
It is estimated that up to seven in ten women globally will be beaten, raped, abused, or mutilated in their lifetimes. Violence against women is universal, and is prevalent in all countries and all settings. A gross human rights violation, it...
Friday, January 25, 2013
Gender, violence and the post-2015 framework
Violent attacks on girls and women are nothing new. But two particularly shocking attacks on young women in 2012 have not only sparked widespread condemnation, they are also shaping the discussion on what follows the Millennium Development Goals....

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