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CAMBODIA: Rape Victims Need Better Protection from New Penal Code

Posted on 09 March 2010 by admin

Breaking the Silence: Sexual Violence in Cambodia/AI Report

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, Mar 9, 2010 (IPS) РCambodia’s new penal code, which comes into force later this year, should be accompanied by stronger law enforcement measures if the country’s women and girls are to be better protected from rape, says the global rights lobby Amnesty International (AI). Continue Reading

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‚ÄėOur Movement is Unique for Women from Burma‚Äô

Posted on 02 March 2010 by admin

For Hseng Noung, women are a key part of Burma' struggle. Credit:The Irrawaddy

Marwaan Macan-Markar interviews HSENG NOUNG, women’s right activist from Burma

CHIANG MAI, Thailand, Feb 26, 2010 (IPS) РWomen who fled conflict and oppression in military-ruled Burma have become a potent political force during their lives in exile, says a leading women’s rights activist from the South-east Asian country’s Shan ethnic minority.
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Accountability for Gender Equality Commitments Vital

Posted on 01 March 2010 by admin

Since 2000, gender equality and women’s rights advocates have been saying that progress on normative frameworks and agreements has been steady, but that implementation has lagged far behind.

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