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Scarred, humiliated and forgotten

Muguru Na Nyori (Kenya) – They all refuse to forget the scars – the abuses. And the longer they grieve, the wider the rift of distrust widens. For all are confused about whom to fear: the loose bandits who terrorise Northern Kenya, or the government-made ‘bad boy’ General Service Unit (GSU) personnel who came here and tortured, murdered, raped and stole with impunity.

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The Maputo Protocol: Its potential for a revolution in women’s rights

“The speed with which the Protocol came into force on 25 November 2005 sets a new record for the ratification of pan African rights standards for the continent.

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Côte d’Ivoire – New Cassava Varieties Bring Women Autonomy

ABIDJAN – Women farmers in Côte d’Ivoire are achieving greater autonomy and economic independence thanks to new varieties of cassava.

Cassava is an important staple food in this West African country according to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, second only to yams, a similar starchy tuber.

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South Africa’s ‘Traditional Courts Bill’ impairs rights of 12 million rural women

BRUSSELS  – The Traditional Courts Bill currently under discussion in South Africa’s parliament and due to be enacted by the end of 2012 could undermine the basic rights of some of the country’s most vulnerable inhabitants: the 12 million women living in remote rural communities across the country.

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Armed groups in Northern Mali raping women

NIAMEY  – Increasing numbers of Malian women are being raped by Tuareg rebels and armed groups that have swept across the north of Mali since the beginning of year, expelling all government troops from the region.

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Somali women say “Consider us for the country’s leadership”

MOGADISHU – As Somalia’s transitional government and various stakeholders meet Wednesday to discuss the inclusion of the country’s clans in the new government, women politicians have called for a greater role in the leadership of this East African nation.

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