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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: Libyans 'exploiting Syrian women' with marriage offers

    Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 398
  4. MIDDLE EAST: Women at the Frontiers

    This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 234
  5. MOROCCO: Moroccan Campaign Links Youth Veiling With Child Abuse

    An ambitious new Morocco campaign launched by a women's rights organization has argued that the veiling of young girl

    Monday, July 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 218
  6. INTERNATIONAL: Where Are Women's Rights in Plans to Tackle Rape in War Zones?

    At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 078
  7. 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
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  9. 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
  10. UGANDA: 600 Girls Victims of Human Trafficking in Malaysia

    At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 821
  11. INTERNATIONAL: Can we End Rape as Tool of War?

    We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 786
  12. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women And The Arab Spring

    Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 432
  13. NORTH AFRICA/WEST ASIA: The women of the Arab Spring on the need to establish democracy

    "The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 385
  14. Middle East: 68% of Working Women Say They are Treated Equal to Men

    As many as 68 per cent of women in the Middle East and North Africa feel that they are treated equally to men at work

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 986
  15. MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA: Raising Economic Opportunities for Women

    Millions of unemployed youth facing grim economic prospects have fueled the revolutions.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 791
  16. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: An Arab Spring for Women

    The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 650
  17. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women Have Emerged as Key Players in the Arab Spring

    In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 624
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  19. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women Must Continue to Move the Battlefront

    At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be

    Sunday, March 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 446
  20. MIDDLE EAST/NORTHERN AFRICA: Arab Women: This Time, the Revolution Won't Leave us Behind

    Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 393
  21. INTERNATIONAL: Human Rights Committee Concludes Ninety-Ninth Session

    The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin

    Friday, July 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 752
  22. EGYPT: Women Have Burdens but No Privileges

    Hoda Gameel is 22 and one of the millions of women in Egypt thrust by need and circumstance into the world of work.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 517
  23. Monthly Action Points on Women, Peace and Security: May 2010

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points (

    Wednesday, April 28, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 316
  24. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security for April 2010

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2010 version of their Monthly Action Points

    Thursday, April 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 265
  25. MIDDLE EAST: Evaluating Women's Freedom in the Middle East

    Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 911
  26. INTERNATIONAL: Global Bridge Gatherings Rally Support for Women in War Zones

    Afghan women walk past a guesthouse damaged a day after the suicide attacks in Kabul, 27 Feb. 2010

    Monday, March 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 685
  27. INTERNATIONAL: Marking International Women's Day

    International Women's Day is celebrated each year on March eighth.

    Monday, March 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 687
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  29. Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 2010

    In order to provide a detailed look at the conditions faced by women in the Middle East and understand the complex en

    Wednesday, March 3, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 294
  30. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security: March 2010

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the March 2010 version of our Monthly Action Points (

    Monday, March 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 195
  31. Women's Organizations: A Driving Force Behind Women's Participation and Rights

    Since the adoption of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in October 2000, t

    Monday, March 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 305
  32. UN Secretary-General Calls for Empowerment of Women

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that full empowerment of women requires expanding economic opportun

    Monday, February 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 673
  33. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security: February 2010

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the February 2010 version of our Monthly Action Point

    Monday, February 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 168
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. Monthly Action Points On Women, Peace, and Security: Security Council: December 2009

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 240
  38. Vicious Circles: Sexual Violence Against Young People in Cambodia, Colombia and Northern Uganda

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 106
  39. Peril or Protection: The Link Between Livelihoods and Gender-based Violence in Displacement Settings

    When women are displaced due to conflict or human rights abuses, they adopt new strategies to provide for themselves

    Thursday, January 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 193
  40. Women for Peace: Nobel Women's Initiative Delegation to Thai-Burma border, South Sudan, Chad-Darfur Area

    In July, the Nobel Women's Initiative led a group of prominent women on a three-week fact-finding mission to investig

    Monday, September 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 237
  41. Because I am a Girl: The State of the World's Girls 2008-Special Focus: In the Shadow of War

    This report is the second in a series of eight reports published by Plan examining the rights of girls throughout the

    Sunday, June 1, 2008
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 236
  42. Tackling Violence against Women: A worldwide approach

    In Tackling Violence against Women WOMANKIND Worldwide shares the stories, struggles, and strategies of people in Zim

    Monday, January 1, 2007
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 177
  43. Gender-Based Violence: Emerging Issues in Programs Serving Displaced Populations

    Sunday, September 1, 2002
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 205
  44. If Not Now, When? Addressing Gender-Based Violence in Refugee, Internally Displaced and Post-Conflict Settings: A Global Overview

    Throughout history, gender−based violence has been an integral component of armed conflict.

    Monday, April 1, 2002
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 210
  45. Women & Civil War: Impact, Organizations and Action

    Since the end of the Cold War, civil wars (intrastate conflicts) have come to dominate the international landscape.

    Monday, January 1, 2001
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 710
  46. International Alert

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  47. World YWCA Day 2010 : Women Creating a Safe World

    Since 1947, World YWCA Day has been celebrated annually on April 24 and is an opportunity for YWCAs around the world

    Friday, April 23, 2010 - 20:00
    Pre 2015 Events Archive71 686
  48. Changemakers Seeking Solutions for Raising Awareness against Gender-based Violence

    The Campus of Excellence and Ashoka's Changemakers have launched a new competition for preventing violence against wo

    Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 20:00
    Pre 2015 Events Archive71 687
  49. WomenWatch online discussion: Human Rights Peacebuilding

    The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) invites you to participate in online discussions on th

    Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 19:00
    Pre 2015 Events Archive71 690
  50. Beijing at 15

    The United Nations Department of Public Information would like to invite you to an online discussion on "Women a

    Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 19:00 to Saturday, February 27, 2010 - 19:00
    Pre 2015 Events Archive71 692

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