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  1. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian Woman Enters her Fifteenth Day of Hunger Strike in Israeli Jail

    A Palestinian woman being held in prison by the Israelis has entered the fifteenth day of a hunger strike.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 837
  2. LEBANON: Men Stand to Endorse the 'Protection of Women from Family Violence' Law in Lebanon

    On November 25, 2010, Lebanon joined over 55 countries around the world by organising the first White Ribbon Campaign

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 765
  3. LEBANON: Lebanese Call for End to Violence Against Women

    Last week, Lebanese women's rights activists launched a 16-day campaign to push parliament to pass new legislation to

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 716
  4. A Legal Guide to Being a Lebanese Woman

    For the past four years I have been researching the histories and the applications of the Lebanese legal system.

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 081
  5. IRAQ: No Country for Women

    The improved political representation of women in Iraq is in sharp contrast to their broader disempowerment, as highl

    Sunday, November 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 642
  6. KURDISTAN: Kurdistan Takes Measures Against Gender-Based Violence

    As Kurdistan is fast progressing, becoming democratized and westernized, it faces serious difficulties with its conse

    Saturday, November 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 658
  7. IRAQ: Iraq Defaults on Millions in Welfare Payments

    Iraq has run out of money to pay for widows' benefits, farm crops and other programmes for the poor, its parliament w

    Monday, November 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 880
  8. MIDDLE EAST: Women in the Middle East Control Around $0.7 Trillion of the Region's Total Assets

    Historically, Arab women have been quite disadvantaged as compared to males and, more often than not, their destinies

    Monday, November 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 484
  9. LEBANON: Women in Lebanon Remain at Risk from Conflict

    Women in Lebanon remain disproportionably at risk from conflict and have largely been excluded from the national reco

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 502
  10. INTERNATIONAL/MIDDLE EAST: ESCWA Celebrates 10th Anniversary of 1325 and Launches Study on Women's Role in Conflicts and Conflict-Resolution

    ESCWA opened today its scheduled activities of the Tenth Anniversary of Security Council Resolution 1325 concerning w

    Monday, October 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 441
  11. USA/IRAQ: Grants to Support Iraqi Widows and Female Heads of Household

    The Department of State has awarded $5 million in grants to several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to provide d

    Friday, October 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 429
  12. IRAQ: Women's Education Expands in Iraq

    The hallways of a grade school were uncharacteristically silent and absent of students as they had been for months pr

    Sunday, October 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 255
  13. IRAQ: Iraq's 'Al-Qaeda Widows' Seek Help, Rehabilitation

    Scores of Iraqi women forced into marriages with Al-Qaeda fighters following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 are seekin

    Friday, October 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 244
  14. KURDISTAN: Women to Women

    ‘Girls are forced to get married by their families at an early age, because once she goes to university and gra

    Saturday, September 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 247
  15. IRAQ: Female, Single, Over 30: Iraqis Count Cost of War

    Only one of Nidal Haidar's six sisters is married. She has given up on ever getting hitched.

    Monday, September 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 036
  16. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Less Than Animals

    “The Russian Compound...” said Jehan Dahadha, before trailing off.

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 969
  17. ISRAEL: After 2 Tough Years, Israeli Ambassador Heads Home, Hopeful for Direct Peace Talks

    Shalev told The Associated Press in a farewell interview that despite near-constant criticism, she believes it's impo

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 001
  18. GEORGIA: Facilitating the Delivery of Assistance to Conflict-Affected Women in Georgia

    UNIFEM and its partner organization, the Women's Information Center, have organized a series of meetings in cooperati

    Monday, July 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 795
  19. PALESTINE: Volunteer in Palestine

    Since 2002, the International Women's Peace Service in Palestine (IWPS-Palestine) has been documenting and non-violen

    Monday, June 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 316
  20. OMAN: Women Resolve to Win Seats in Oman' Shura Council

    Even as no woman was elected in the Shura elections held in May 2007, Omani women have resolved not to give up.

    Monday, May 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 073
  21. Iraq: Civilians Under Fire

    Hundreds of civilians are still being killed or maimed every month in Iraq, even if the past two years have seen an o

    Sunday, April 25, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 772
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  23. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Gear Up For Greater Role In Politics

    When Iraq finally forms a new government, one thing is certain -- there will be many new faces.

    Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 017
  24. AUSTRALIA: Australia Increases Support for Women in Conflict Situations

    Today, International Women's Day, marks the economic, social and political achievements of women.

    Monday, March 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 689
  25. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Crowd Ballot in Election

    On the eve of Iraq's second nationwide election, a car bomb killed at least three pilgrims

    Saturday, March 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 693
  26. SAUDI ARABIA: New Law Will End Male Dominance in Saudi Courts

    Saudi Arabia's justice minister says his dep

    Sunday, February 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 809
  27. IRAN: Iranians Protest Bill on Rights of Women

    In what appeared to be the first burst of activism in months not related to the disputed presidential election, about

    Thursday, February 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 504
  28. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Are Seeking Greater Political Influence

    For women in Iraq, the coming national elections offer both a promise and a reminder of the difficulty of change in t

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 507
  29. Lebanon - Country Summary

    2009 was a year of lost opportunities for Lebanon.

    Monday, January 25, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 778