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  1. INTERNATIONAL: Sexual Violence as a War Tactic - Security Council Resolution 1888: Next Steps

    At the end of September 2009, two sharply contrasting events coincided: the United States Secretary of State Hillary

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 677
  2. INTERNATIONAL: United Nations Agencies Forward Together in the Response to Violence Against Women

    Momentum is building to eliminate the most pervasive yet least recognized human rights abuse in the world—viole

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 678
  3. INTERNATIONAL: Confronting Violence Against Women -- What Has Worked Well - and Why

    Violence against women and girls is a virulent form of abuse and discrimination that transcends race, class and natio

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 679
  4. Arab Women Issue a Call to Arab Heads of State

    On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 527
  5. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Among 'Worst Off' In World

    Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 649
  6. AFGHANISTAN: Gov't and Donors Fail to Protect Women's Rights

    Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 650
  7. AFGHANISTAN: Keep Promises to Afghan Women

    Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 651
  8. BURMA: US Women's Issues Envoy Seeks Junta Accountability

    The US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer said on Saturday that Burma's military junta mus

    Saturday, December 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 696
  9. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Police Probe Says Women Possibly Raped Before Massacre

    Philippine police investigators on Thursday said five women might have been raped before they were ki

    Thursday, December 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 604
  10. Monthly Action Points On Women, Peace, and Security: Security Council: December 2009

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 240
  11. AFGHANISTAN: Rape in Afghanistan a Profound Problem

    Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 652
  12. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Official Says Victims Were Sexually Mutilated

    Most or all of the 22 women among the 57 people massacred Monday in the southern Philippines were sexually mutilated,

    Saturday, November 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 605
  13. IRAN: Iran Seizes Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi's Medal

    Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 655
  14. PHILIPPINES: Mindanao Women Outraged over Maguindanao Carnage

    Calling it as bestial act, Mindanao women expressed their outrage over the Maguindanao massacre where innocent civili

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 606
  15. PHILIPPINES: Philippines Massacre: State of Emergency Declared, but Will Arroyo Pursue Justice?

    Philippines President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo declared a state of emergency for parts of the southern island of Minda

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 607
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Amid War Afghanistan Trains Thousands of New Midwives

    Through a courtyard piled high with heaps of trash and teeming with flies, two sturdy women sit in a cool, dark room

    Sunday, November 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 656
  17. ACEH: Aceh Shariah Police Chase the 'Immoral'

    The young couple is totally busted.

    Sunday, November 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 636
  18. IRAN: Women and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran: A Discussion With a Nobel Laureate

    "The Iranian women's movement is not simply demanding equal rights alone.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 657
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  20. PHILIPPINES: Women's Rights Laws in Place

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 608
  21. INDONESIA: West Aceh Women Banned from Wearing Trousers

    West Aceh Regent Ramli M.S. issued the controversial regulation on Tuesday.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 631
  22. AFGHANISTAN: Don't Quit on Afghan Women

    As an Afghan woman who for many years lived a life deprived of the most basic human rights, I find unbearable the tho

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 659
  23. CAMBODIA: 'Cambodia's Penal Code Aims to Silence Gov't Critics'

    To be an outspoken critic of the government brings a heavy price in Cambodia, the South-east Asian country struggling

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 609
  24. IRAN: ‘Mourning Mothers Iran' Stand with Activist Mothers Worldwide

    A mother protecting her child isn't anything unique. But in Iran, humanitarian activist mothers are

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 661
  25. PALESTINE: Palestinian Women Prisoners Return to New Worlds

    Women make up only a tiny minority of more than 7,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, but they often pay a high

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 664
  26. PALESTINE: Occupied Palestinian Territories: Through Women's Eyes: PCHR Report on Gender-Specific Impact and Consequences of Operation Cast Lead

    In conjunction with the presentation of the UN Fact Finding Mission's report to the Human Rights Council on 29 Septem

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 665
  27. PALESTINE: Four Films Reflect the Realities of Palestinian Women: Documentary Screening in Ramallah

    Four Palestinian documentaries are screening in Ramallah early next month.

    Monday, September 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 666
  28. 2009 Fiji Women, Peace & Human Security Report Edition 2: Linking Women's Economic and Political Security

    Since the military coup of December 2006 we have had the opportunity to see firsthand the impact of our political rea

    Sunday, September 20, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 098
  29. EAST TIMOR: U.N. Scrutinizes Women's Rights in East Timor

    The tiny new nation of East Timor came to the United Nations last month for its first women's rights checkup and pick

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 611
  30. PAKISTAN: Where Swat Women Fear to Tread

    There has been some return to normality in Pakistan's troubled Swat District since the army's military campaign in th

    Sunday, September 13, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 554
  31. PALESTINE: Flourishing Palestinian Sex Trade Exposed in New Report

    Young Palestinian women are being forced to into prostitution in brothels, escort services, and private apartments in

    Sunday, September 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 667
  32. ISRAEL: Women Refuse Israeli Strip Search at Ofar Prison, Human Rights Organization Takes Case

    The Israeli prison administration is forcing female visitors to strip completely before seeing family members at Ofar

    Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 669
  33. BURMA: Economic Mismanagement Exacerbates Human and Sexual Trafficking

    Human and sexual trafficking in Burma has been pushed up by economic mismanagement and human rights abuses in the mil

    Monday, August 31, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 958
  34. JORDAN: IRC Launches Program to Address Violence Against Women in Jordan

    The IRC has launched a two-year program in Jordan that will train local aid workers to respond to violence against wo

    Thursday, August 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 858
  35. AFGHANISTAN: For Afghan Women, Rights Again at Risk

    When the United States and its allies went to war against the Taliban after the Sept.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 851
  36. ISRAEL: Traffickers Target Israeli Girls to Replace Foreign Sex Slaves

    At the start of the new century, Israel found itself with an unexpected and unwanted reputation - as a destination

    Sunday, August 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 852
  37. YEMEN: A Woman Among the Tribes

    To tackle tribal conflicts in her country, Nadwa Al-Dawsari took the leap from journalist to director of the Partners

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 859
  38. NEPAL: UN Helps Fight Against Gender Violence, Discrimination

    The United Nations is stepping up its efforts to help protect the rights of Nepalese women, who are increasingly vict

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 027
  39. ISRAEL/OPT: Prison Toughens Palestinian Women

    In her office at the Bethlehem women's counselling centre, Khawla Al-Azraq recounts her memories from Israeli pris

    Friday, August 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 854
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  41. IRAN: Iran's Sadr Released, More Freedom Must Follow

    Shadi Sadr, the Iranian lawyer and women's rights activist, was just released from prison.

    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 857
  42. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Women, Refugees at Heart of UN Report

    Arab states must take measures to combat an expanding list of issues including rising populations, trafficking, unemp

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 860
  43. AFGHANISTAN: Justice Key to Ensuring Human Rights for All Afghans – UN envoy

    The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 861
  44. NEPAL: Can Nepal Women 'Untouchables' Outlive Tired Caste Systems?

    “On March 20, Kumari was accused of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, and was mercilessly beaten up and f

    Friday, July 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 115
  45. NEPAL: Nepal Widows Dismiss Marriage Incentive

    Widows in Nepal are protesting against a decision by the Nepalese government to offer a cash incentive to men for mar

    Thursday, July 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 029
  46. IRAQ: Displaced Iraqi Women Increasingly Vulnerable to Exploitation and Abuse

    Iraqi women who have been uprooted by violence in their country are increasingly susceptible to exploitation and abus

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 862
  47. NEPAL: Heartache for Wives of Bhutanese Refugees

    More than a thousand Nepalese women married to Bhutanese refugees fear they may be left out of the third country rese

    Thursday, July 2, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 032
  48. INDIA: Dousing Tribal Flare-Ups in Assam's Hilss

    Walson Teron, 51, who belongs to the Karbi tribe and lived in Langmili village in the Karbi Anglong Hills District of

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 030
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  50. IRAQ: Iraqi Crisis Report: Combating Female Circumcision

    I became an activist to stop female genital mutilation last year after reading a shocking survey from a secondary sch

    Thursday, June 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 871

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