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  1. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Parliament Amends War Crime Law to Challenge Sentence

    Bangladesh's parliament has amended a law allowing the state to appeal against the life sentence given to an oppositi

    Sunday, February 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 824
  2. SYRIA: Syrians Freed in Abductions that Stoked Fears of More Strife

    The tit-for-tat kidnappings of more than 140 people have provoked fears of expanded sectarian conflict in Syria's nor

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 808
  3. INDIA: The Everyday Violence Against Pregnant Women in India

    The operating room was chilly on a grey morning in Bihar, Northern India.

    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 798
  4. ISRAEL: Israel Detains Women Over Prayer Shawls

    Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 797
  5. LEBANON: Extremism a Threat to Muslim Women

    The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 792
  6. INDIA: After Mass Sterilization In India, 100 Women Apparently Left In Field To Recuperate

    More than 100 women in India were apparently left out in a field after a mass sterilization at a hospital in the Mald

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 790
  7. SYRIA: Call to Free Women Prisoners in Syria

    Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 793
  8. KYRGYZSTAN:New Law in Kyrgyzstan Toughens Penalties for Bride Kidnapping

    “Women should be beaten every day,” says Kamilla,* repeating the grim words of her deceased sister's husb

    Wednesday, February 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 850
  9. INDIA: Women, Peace and Security: Strategizing to End Violence Against Women in India

    1 Billion Rising campaign states, "One in three women on the planet will be raped or beaten in her lifetime&quot

    Friday, February 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 762
  10. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Wins UNDP Award with Poverty Reduction Story

    Bangladesh has won second place in an annual United Nations Development Programme competition, with a story that high

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 759
  11. CAMBODIA: Acid Attack Perpetrator Sentenced under New Cambodian Law

    Nhem Sreyda feels fortunate that she is still able to see after being doused with acid by her ex-husband in 2012.

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 811
  12. ISRAEL: Gave Birth Control to Ethiopian Jews Without their Consent

    Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 755
  13. INDIA: Safety for the Last Woman

    The trauma and eventual death of a young student from Delhi following her brutal gang rape awakened many across the c

    Saturday, January 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 757
  14. Sharansky's New Mission: Impossible?

    Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 750
  15. SYRIA: Syrian Girls 'Sold' into Forced Marriages

    In Jordan, hundreds of Syrian females have been affected by an informal trade that has sprung up since the start of t

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 773
  16. IRAN: New Bill Being Considered in Iran Could Threaten Women's Rights to Travel and Obtain a Passport

    Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 741
  17. SYRIA: A Regional Crisis the IRC Commission on Syrian Refugees

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 765
  18. SYRIA: Syrian Women and Girls Allege Use of Sexual Violence in Civil War

    Rape is a "significant and disturbing" feature of the Syrian civil war, with women and girls citing sexual

    Sunday, January 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 726
  19. AFGHANISTAN: Casey, Karzai Discuss Women's Rights

    Democratic Senator Bob Casey and a handful of other senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Washington, D.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 737
  20. Israel: Can Natan Sharansky Fix the Western Wall?

    He brought unprecedented attention to the plight of Soviet Jewry. He stood up to the KGB.

    Monday, January 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 707
  21. Syria - What Women Say - Voices from Ground: Syria's Humanitarian Crisis

    In recent months ICAN's staff have held regular in-person and online consultations with Syrian civil society activist

    Friday, January 4, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 766
  22. Lebanon: Stories of Women Behind Bars

    In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 704
  23. Kurdistan: Women's Rights Activists Endure Death Threats, Attacks

    Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 699
  24. SRI LANKA: Women's Insecurity in the North and East

    Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 760
  25. IRAQ: Female Suicide Bombers 'Weapon of Choice' for Al-Qaida, Expert Says

    Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 690
  26. ISRAEL: Women of the Wall Pray for Equality

    Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 687
  27. IRAN: Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Sotoudeh Sends Letter to World

    After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.

    Friday, December 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 686
  28. EGYPT: Legal teams & advocates work to save women from domestic violence

    In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 668
  29. SYRIA: Where Are the Missing Brides of Peace? Women Activists Who Protested About Violence in Syria - and Were Dragged off to Jail in their Wedding Dresses

    Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 669
  30. EGYPT: Egypt Women Deserve Rights Now, Not Later

    On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w

    Monday, November 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 655
  31. SYRIA: Syrian Women & Girls -- No Safe Refuge

    In Syria, women and girls are being targeted for rape on a massive scale.

    Sunday, November 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 755
  32. IRAN: Iran Deputies To Mull Draft Law Restricting Women's Right To Travel

    Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 650
  33. IRAN: Iranian Human Rights Lawyer in Fourth Week of Hunger Strike

    Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 639
  34. KURDISTAN: Prominent Kurdish MP Joins Turkey Hunger Strike

    Prominent female lawmaker and rights activist Leyla Zana who symbolises the Kurdish struggle in Turkey has joined hun

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 656
  35. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EASt: Has the Arab Spring Been a Disaster for Women?

    It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 625
  36. SYRIA: The Swallows of Syria

    Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 640
  37. IRAN: Women Political Prisoners in Evin Prison, Still on Hunger Strike / Transport to Hospital Karami

    According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 614
  38. PALESTINE: Young Palestinian Activists Carry Out Their Role in Bringing About Peace

    In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi

    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 601
  39. IRAN: Women Prisoners on Hunger Strike

    Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad

    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 638
  40. KASHMIR: Healing the Wounds of Kashmir's Forgotten Other Half

    A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives

    Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 605
  41. PAKISTAN: Khar Paints Rosy Picture of Human Rights in Pakistan

    Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 587
  42. IRAN: Iranian Dissidents Win Esteemed Human Rights Prize

    A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday

    Friday, October 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 597
  43. IRAN: Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Predicts Persian Spring

    Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 555
  44. AFGHANISTAN: Sisters in Arms: Young Afghan Activist Continues Malala's Fight

    The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 537
  45. KYRGYZSTAN: Move To Toughen Kyrgyz Bride-Snatching Laws Gains Momentum

    In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 541
  46. PALESTINE: Palestinian Women's Business Forum to participate in HCEF's 3rd Business, Investments & ICT Conference

    Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 571
  47. IRAQ: The Kurds' Starvation

    Kurds are a forgotten people.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 567
  48. IRAN: Rights Activists Beaten, Raped in Iran: U.N.

    Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 521
  49. EGYPT: Protests Against Egyptian Constitution Draft Connecting Women's Rights to Sharia Law

    The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 527
  50. PAKISTAN: Gender Uplift, Juvenile Protection: Fata Gets Funds But Not Laws

    The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 499