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  1. PAKISTAN: Conference on Women, Peace and Social Harmony

    To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 169
  2. SYRIA: Syrian War Causing Honour Killings, Child Marriages- Doctor

    Syria's civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honour killings' and child marriages and the breakdown of the h

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 166
  3. AFGHANISTAN: UK Gives £18.5 Million to Lift Afghan Women's Poll Presence

    Britain will give £18.5 million to Afghanistan to help more Afghan women take part in the presidential election

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 158
  4. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War against Syria Women: Report

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 151
  5. PAKISTAN: Empower Young Women in Pakistan an Initiative by Monyati

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up once again with the Monyati Initiativ

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 152
  6. INDIA: India Assault Inquiry Marks Shift in Attitudes to Women's Rights

    Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 153
  7. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War Against Syria Women

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 159
  8. UN-ACTION PLAN: Philippines Super Typhoon Response Gender Alert

    TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DIFFERENT NEEDS OF WOMEN, GIRLS, BOYS AND MEN MAKES HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE MORE EFFECT

    Monday, November 18, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 857
  9. PHILIPPINES: Typhoon Haiyan: UK Aid Delivery Must Assess RIsk of Violence Against Women

    All UK partners delivering humanitarian aid to the Philippines are now required to assess the risk of violence agains

    Thursday, November 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 150
  10. SYRIA: Syrian Women Suffer Inside Their Country and Out

    Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 146
  11. INTERNATIONAL: Arab Spring Nations Backtrack on Women's Rights

    Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 147
  12. MIDDLE EAST: Government to Urge for Action to Protect Women and Girls in Emergency Situations

    The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 148
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan's First Female Rapper Upbeat on Future

    In a country where women's' rights are still fiercely contested, Soosan Firooz has added a strong new voice to the de

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 125
  14. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomon Men Learning Wisely to Respect Women

    In the Solomon Islands in the south-west Pacific, where two in three of the estimated female population of 252,000 ha

    Monday, October 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 118
  15. INDONESIA: RI's Women Peace Activists recieve 2013 N-Peace Awards

    Two Indonesian women peace activists have won the 2013 N-Peace Awards for their efforts to promote women's equality a

    Monday, October 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 129
  16. INDIA: UN Criticises India's Health Policy on Women

    The Indian government has come under severe criticism in a UN-sponsored study for losing its focus on broader sexual

    Saturday, October 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 123
  17. CAMBODIA: Cambodia Urged to Do More to Protect Women, Advance Rights

    The government needs to do more to protect migrant workers, ensure that women have access to legal aid, bring cases o

    Saturday, October 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 133
  18. INDIA: India's Ostracized Widows Get Second Chance

    Nearly 2,000 widows who have been abandoned by society and their families live in government shelters lacking basic a

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 107
  19. REPORT: Women and Conflict in Afghanistan

    Executive Summary

    Monday, October 14, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 844
  20. NEPAL: Address Women's Issues: Activists

    While political parties are busy preparing for the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election and working on their man

    Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 113
  21. SYRIA: Syria's Ladies In Waiting: Will a Woman Lead Nation?

    The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 114
  22. MYANMAR: Burma Support Withheld on UN Pledge to End Sexual Violence

    Burma's government has not supported a declaration launched on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly this week to

    Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 094
  23. CAMBODIA: Women Speak Out About Sexual Violence Under KR Regime

    When Yam Lash was brutally raped by Khmer Rouge soldiers under a coconut tree in 1977, she was convinced she had litt

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 087
  24. MYANMAR: No Woman, No Peace

    Never mind the fact that Myanmar's most famous person is a woman—Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 093
  25. SYRIA: Syrian Women Used as 'Weapons of War'

    Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 080
  26. YEMEN: Group Urges Yemen to Protect Women's Rights in New Constitution

    An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 066
  27. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Commitment to Human Rights Waning - U.N.

    The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 079
  28. SYRIA: Women in Syria Need More Than Guided Missiles

    I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.

    Friday, September 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 222
  29. PAKISTAN: No Bigger Cruelty Than Depriving Women From Voting: SC

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 060
  30. MYANMAR: Rising Voice for Women Activists of Burma

    The Women's Initiative Network for Peace (Win-Peace) has expressed serious concern at the continued imprisonment of h

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 052
  31. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Passes Law Against Domestic Violence

    Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 054
  32. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai: A Legacy of Failure on Afghan Women's Rights?

    As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 049
  33. PAKISTAN: Women Education to Bring Socio-Economic Change: Fakhar -ul-Haq

    Punjab University, Oriental College Chairman Department of Urdu and Veteran Educationist Professor Fakhar-ul-Haq Noor

    Sunday, August 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 031
  34. IRAN: Hassan Rouhani: Iran's New President Promises Advances in Women's Rights and Calls for West to End 'Language of Sanctions'

    Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r

    Sunday, August 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 034
  35. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Woman Announced as a Winner of the 2013 N-Peace Awards

    Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 028
  36. AUSTRALIA: New Asylum Policy Puts Women at Greater Risk of Violence

    The Labor government's changes to immigration policy show a singular focus on stopping people seeking asylum in Austr

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 026
  37. REPORT: Disability Inclusion in the Syrian Refugee Response in Lebanon

    Over 1.6 million refugees have fled Syria since the conflict started two years ago, with almost one-third seeking pro

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 822
  38. PAKISTAN: Human rights: UN Women to launch social reconstruction plan

    UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.

    Monday, July 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 999
  39. SYRIA: Syria Female Detainees on Hunger Strike

    Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s

    Saturday, July 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 002
  40. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Court Reverses Convictions in Torture of Girl

    A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 001
  41. PAKISTAN: 1,100 Women in Jails, 35 on Death Row

    Of nearly 75,000 prisoners in jails in Pakistan, around 1,100 are women, according to the Human Rights Commission of

    Monday, June 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 982
  42. INDIA: Supriya Sule to Launch Campaign for Women Empowerment

    NCP MP Supriya Sule along with her other colleagues will launch a campaign to make rural women financially stronger.

    Sunday, June 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 977
  43. FIJI: Empowering Women

    The assistant secretary general of the UN, Lakshmi Puri, made remarks on the need for women around the world to addre

    Wednesday, June 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 976
  44. INDIA: NGO to Place Delhi 'Murder' Case Before UN Rapporteur

    Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New

    Monday, June 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 974
  45. PAKISTAN: Rural Women Want Land Right, Jobs, Protection Against Violence

    Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr

    Sunday, June 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 973
  46. BANGLADESH: 3-year Pilot Project on Women Empowerment

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will provide $450,000 to the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Indu

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 971
  47. IRAN: UN Experts Slam Iran's Decision to Ban Women in Elections

    Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 972
  48. SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Activist Conferred Peace Award

    The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera

    Saturday, May 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 966
  49. AFGHANISTAN: Jailing of Afghan Women Rises Sharply

    The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 964
  50. SYRIA: Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees

    Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous

    Monday, May 20, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 960

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