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Palestine: UN tracks rising violence against women in Gaza
An unpublished UNIFEM survey of male and female heads of 1,100 Gaza households conducted between 28 February and 3 March indicates there was an increase in violence against women during and after the 23-day war which ended on 18 January.
Sri Lanka: The 'twin maladies' of gender and ethnicity in covering conflict
Krishni Ifham Kanthasamy, President of the Tamil Speaking Women Media Organisation, says there has never been a time when Tamil speaking women journalists felt as threatened as they are today.
Sri Lanka: UN withheld civilian casualty figures to protect state
The UN had internal documentation for 9,924 civilian casualties including 2,683 killings and 7,241 injuries since 20 January to 07 March 2009.
Israel/Palestine: L’organisation féministe contre le conflit de Gaza
L’AWID s’est entretenue avec Eilat Maoz, de la Coalition des femmes pour la paix, une organisation israélienne qui œuvre en faveur de la paix en Israël et en Palestine.
Sudan: Millions of Darfuris at greater risk with aid groups' removal
The expulsion of 13 aid groups from Sudan is more than a humanitarian crisis. It may reignite regional conflicts in the country – and beyond, say analysts.
Palestine: Alice Walker and Medea Benjamin in Gaza for International Women’s Day
"Our purpose was to connect with the women for International Women’s Day to show our support and to educate ourselves so that we can go back to the United States and work hard on our policies."
Sri Lanka: Women Against War on International Women's Day
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development issue a statement: Stop human rights abuse of women, and uphold gender equality and non-discrimination.
Sri Lanka: L'ONU dénonce une catastrophe humanitaire dans le nord
Fin février, neuf enfants sont morts faute de médicaments, alors qu'ils étaient atteints de maladies curables comme la pneumonie et la méningite.
Sri Lanka: Children paying a heavy price in conflict
Children are being killed, witnessing their family and parents killed, being separated, and suffering injuries including burns, fractures, shrapnel and bullet wounds.
Madagascar: President and opposition leader agree to talks
Ravalomanana and Rajoelina had agreed to suspend public protests during the talks, put a halt to arrests "of a political nature", and stop violence and looting on the giant Indian Ocean island.
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