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  1. REPORT: "No One is Safe" The Abuse of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System

    February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 870
  2. FIJI: Violence against Women Training kicks off

    Violence Against Women and Girls is rife in the Pacific and various programs are being developed to counter this.`26

    Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 235
  3. IRAN: Old Challenges Continue for Women Under New President

    (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the I

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 229
  4. SYRIA: Syrian Women Demand Voice at Peace Talks

    A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 198
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: A Mapping of Cooperative Health Programs in Palestine and Israel

    Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 712
  23. MENA: The Arab Spring for Women? Gender, Representation, and Middle East Politics in 2011 (Academic)

    A number of news articles, news programs, and pundits have described the “Arab Spring” as an "Arab S

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 722
  24. MENA: Women's Rights Movements in the 'Arab Spring': Major Victories for Human Rights, or Symbolic Accommodations to Strengthen Regime Change Movements?

    American journalist Lara Logan explained on camera how she endured a sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but cou

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 723
  25. MENA: Women's Rights and the Arab Spring Middle East/North Africa Overview and Fact Sheet

    Successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt in the last year have sparked movements against dictatorships across the Mi

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 725
  26. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring reforms still leaving women out in the cold

    Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 404
  27. PAKISTAN: New Commission on Female Status Remains in Limbo

    The slow progress stands in contrast to the government's tall claims regarding women development and empowerment &mda

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 386
  28. FIJI: Overcoming the Impossible

    Delana's achievement is not only outstanding but in the history of Fiji, there has never been a gold medallist at the

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 376
  29. PAKISTAN: PPP Protected Minorities, Women Rights'

    Talking to APP, he said reservation of four seats for minorities in the Senate and work on 'Minorities Protection Bil

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 324
  30. IRAN: Journalist and Women's Rights Activist Imprisoned for 'Insulting the President' and 'Spreading Propaganda'



    Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 308
  31. KURDISTAN: First Impressions From Women Delegates to North Kurdistan

    “More and more women are becoming politically active and so the number of women in prison is rising too.”

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 368
  32. PAKISTAN: Women's True Participation in Political Process Demanded

    Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 179
  33. SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Transition and Women's Right to Drive

    Last Sunday, June 17, marked the first anniversary of the Saudi Women2Dr

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 164
  34. BAHRAIN: Rights Push "Helped Battle Gender Bias"

    Major improvements to women's rights in Bahrain has lead to greater equality in the country's courts, said Her Royal

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 141
  35. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Women Postpone Driving Protest

    Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday

    Sunday, June 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 045
  36. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  37. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 019
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  39. TURKEY: 2 500 Women Activists Travel to Istanbul for AWID Forum

    More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 009
  40. NORTH AFRICA: Was the Arab Spring a Step Backward for Women?

    A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 012
  41. BURMA: Burma Treads Rocky Path to Democracy

    It is never easy to persuade those who have acquired power forcibly of the wisdom of peaceful change," Aung San

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 966
  42. USA: Our Commitment to Afghan Women

    Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 959
  43. PNG: Statement: Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

    At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 938
  44. FemLINKPACIFIC Women Peace and Human Security Update 2 of 2012

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 585
  45. KASHMIR: Women from State Demand Protection of Rights

    A two-day women conference with different political views from state was held between 18-19th March.

    Monday, March 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 915
  46. Syrian Women on the Frontlines, Determined Not to Be Sidelined

    In the face of the most prolonged government crackdown in the Arab Spring, Syrian women are protesting alongside men,

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 121
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  48. SOUTH ASIA: Global activists against child marriage garner support in S. Asia

    Scores of South Asian charities struggling to curb high child-marriage rates are backing a global movement spearheade

    Friday, February 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 816
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  50. AFGHANISTAN: Sahar Gul Afghanistan Torture Case Highlights Problems and Progress of Country's Women

    Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 642

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