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U.N. Chief, Under Fire, Moves Closer to Gender Parity


IPS News: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, responding to criticisms, has doubled the number of women on a new high-level independent panel on peace operations.

Mail & Guardian: Zim rape victims press case in SA

Following a landmark Constitutional Court decision, survivors of mass rapes committed during the 2008 elections in Zimbabwe seek justice in South Africa's courts.

Summary: The Rosemary Namubiru case

Rosemary Namubiru, an HIV-positive nurse in Uganda, was given a harsh jail term for what would, in other jurisdictions, be a workplace accident.

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