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ZIMBABWE: A Framework For The Right To A Better Life
Thursday, 09 October 2014

Source: The Herald
Zimbabwe is about to launch the Girl's and Young Women's Empowerment Framework, which is the first national document that guides how young women and girls can be empowered to live meaningful lives.

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SUDAN: Lawyers Discuss Sexual And Gender-Based Violence In Darfur
Thursday, 09 October 2014

Source: Star Africa
As part of an urgent need to address the high level of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) – including rape, abuse and harassment – experienced by women and girls in the camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Darfur region of Sudan, Darfuri lawyers have implemented projects aimed at promoting and protecting women’s rights in the region.

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SUDAN: South Darfur Women Discuss Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Source: UNAMID
As part of global open days on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security, UNAMID's Gender Advisory Section organized a one-day forum for women on 29 September 2014 in Nyala to identify the priorities, concerns and needs of women in South Darfur. The session brought together more than 60 women representatives from the Darfur Regional Authority, the South Darfur Legislative Council, traditional women leaders and members of the state committee on UNSCR 1325.

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AFRICA: Forum Calls For More Women Participation In Peace Building
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Source: The New Times
Governments and institutions must involve women in conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction, participants at a Gender Pre-forum that opened in Kigali yesterday have said.

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SUDAN: Sudan's 'Morality' Laws Used To Punish Women, Report Finds
Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Source: The Guardian
Human rights abuses entrenched in legal system, with women facing flogging or jail for going about their daily lives

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EGYPT: The Common Factor- Sexual Violence And The Egyptian State, 2011-2014
Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Source: Open Democracy
We must conceptualise the epidemic levels of sexual violence in post-revolutionary Egypt at least partly as "state violence", and resist the state's attempt to selectively appropriate women's rights. Every post-revolutionary Egyptian regime has the blood of women on its hands.

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INTERNATIONAL: Will the UN’s New Development Goals Downplay the Need for Gender Equality?
Tuesday, 07 October 2014

Source: The Nation
Women's reproductive rights are at risk of being de-emphasized as UN member nations draft the Sustainable Development Goals.

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KENYA: Kisumu NGO to Pay School Fees for 2,050 Girls Living with Disabilities
Monday, 06 October 2014

Source: The Star                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   About 2,050 physically challenged girls in 50 primary schools in Nyanza will benefit from a Sh276 million project.

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GHANA: There Are Still Gender Wage Gaps-Activists
Monday, 06 October 2014

Source: Spy Ghana                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Gender activists have raised concerns that despite considerable gains made under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), persistent gender inequality and denial of women's rights remain significant challenge.

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INTERNATIONAL: 'Men-Only' Conference on Gender Equality to Invite Women After All
Monday, 06 October 2014

Source: Al Jazeera                                                                                                                                                                                                                               The "men only" signs may no longer be needed for a U.N.-supported men-only conference on gender equality, plans for which were unveiled earlier this week by leaders of Iceland and Suriname.

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