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December 03, 2009 | Melanie Teff | Tagged as: South Sudan, Sudan
Women’s groups in Khartoum are working together to push for reform of north Sudan’s criminal laws on rape and adultery.
December 02, 2009 | Jennifer Smith | Tagged as: DR Congo, United Nations, Humanitarian Response, Protection & Security
One woman from Ziralo groupement told RI she escaped after hearing gunshots outside her house. In the chaos, her family was scattered and left home with nothing.
November 30, 2009 | Dawn Calabia | Tagged as: Iraq
Many Iraqi women refugees, sheltered temporarily in Syria, bear the scars and trauma of extreme violence suffered in their homeland.
November 27, 2009 | Maureen Lynch | Tagged as: Statelessness
Dragana* was 16 years old and stateless.  Until last year she lived in a Roma settlement in the former Yugoslavia with an abusive man who referred to himself as her uncle.  She has no memory of her parents.
November 25, 2009 | Melanie Teff

Over the past year the U.S. has taken a leading role at the United Nations on violence against women. Yet the U.S. has still not adopted the legislation that adopts a comprehensive approach to violence against women  around the world.