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  1. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Supporting Occupied Palestinian Territories' Women

    Vice-President Najah al-Attar on Tuesday stressed the need for Arab women to shoulder their role in country and natio

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 877
  2. IRAQ: Female MPs Slam Under-Representation in Iraq

    Female MPs, both religious and secular, have slammed the under-representation of women in Iraqi institutions, especia

    Sunday, December 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 857
  3. IRAQ: A Lone Woman in Iraq's New Cabinet

    The new Iraqi government, which received a vote of confidence from parliament on Tuesday, is almost exclusively male,

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 879
  4. ISRAEL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian Women Suffer Harsh Violations in Israeli Jails

    Riyadh al-Ashqar, spokesman of the P.A.

    Sunday, December 19, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 944
  5. 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
  6. KURDISTAN: KDP Assigns 10% Leadership Quota to Women

    The official spokesman for the 13th congress of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated Tuesday the assembly memb

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 965
  7. KURDISTAN: Kurdish Women in Southeast Turkey Grow Strong Support Networks

    Long-term activism in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has empowered women to protect themselves through

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 746
  8. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian Women: UN Role Must Be Re-Evaluated

    Palestinian women leaders called for re-evaluating the role of the UN in the Palestine cause and its ability to abide

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 777
  9. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestine Swears in First Female Magistrate on Judicial Council

    On Thursday, Samoud Dhamiri al-Yameen was sworn in as the first female magistrate on the Islamic Judicial Council of

    Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 764
  10. 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
  11. IRAQ: Displaced Women Still Struggle for Survival

    Displaced Iraqi female-headed families who have returned home are still experiencing major livelihood challenges, say

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 739
  12. 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
  13. LEBANON: Beirut Forum Looks to use Media to Promote Gender Equality

    Women are still “mainly construed as clichés of sexual attraction to be shown on television,” Info

    Friday, December 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 691
  14. SAUDI ARABIA: Senior Saudi Cleric Questions Women Driving Ban

    A top Saudi cleric challenged a ban on women driving on Tuesday, saying women should be allowed more social participa

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 672
  15. KURDISTAN: Pioneering Research into Honour-based Violence Launched in Erbil

    A pioneering research project and report commissioned by the Kurdistan Regional Government on honour-based violence w

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 680
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. ISRAEL: Control by Femicide

    IN ISRAEL, MURDER OF WOMEN IN WHAT ARE REFERRED to as “killings to protect the family's honor” account fo

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 592
  20. Palestine: Securing Women's Housing Rights

    Since the 1967 occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Israel has demolished close to 25,000 Palestinian homes in

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 747
  21. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Report: Palestinian Women's Rights Still Ways Off

    Last week, Euromed's Gender Equality Program (EGEP) published a report on gender equality and women's rights in Pales

    Monday, November 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 553
  22. KURDISTAN: Combined Revolutions Begin to Bear Fruit for Kurdish Women Guerrillas

    A jeep screeches to a halt in front of the house, and with a slamming of doors, three Kurdish fighters emerge, two of

    Saturday, November 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 552
  23. KURDISTAN: Mass Arrest of Women Marchers

    Dozens of women were arrested en masse in Urfa during their march against gender-based violence and for the protectio

    Friday, November 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 549
  24. GEORGIA/ARMENIA/AZERBAIJAN: South Caucasus People Ready for Women's Greater Political Involvement

    On 10th anniversary of UN resolution 1325 people of South Caucasus are ready for greater women's political involvemen

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 491
  25. IRAQ: Iraq MP Criticizes Women Absence in Summit

    State of Law Coalition independent MP Safiya Al Suhail criticized women absence in head of political parties meeting

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 485
  26. 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
  27. MIDDLE EAST: Women at the Peace Table

    The 10th anniversary of a landmark UN resolution linking women, peace and security is a reminder of the importance of

    Sunday, October 31, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 501
  28. 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
  29. ISRAEL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: 'There is a Partner in Peace' – Women Key to Peace in Israel and Palestine

    A women's peace delegation – led by Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams – wrapped up a seven-day tour of I

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 487
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. ARAB LEAGUE: Arab League Chief to Appoint Special Envoy for Regional 'Conflict Areas'

    Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa announced his intention on Wednesday to appoint a special league envoy to he

    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 410
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  34. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Budrus: A Palestinian Story of Non-violent Protest

    In the opening sequence of the new documentary film, Budrus, the camera follows a winding road to the home of Palesti

    Monday, October 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 375
  35. LEBANON: First Lady Sleiman Launches Guide on Status of Women

    First Lady Wafaa Sleiman launched a guide book about the situation of women in Lebanon, during a celebration at the B

    Monday, October 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 387
  36. LEBANON: Campaign for Equal Citizenship for Women Steps Up Pressure

    The national campaign to grant women equal citizenship, allowing them to pass on their nationality to their children,

    Friday, October 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 359
  37. GEORGIA: UNIFEM Hosts International Conference in Tbilisi

    United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) hosted an international conference enhancing the role of women in

    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 357
  38. KURDISTAN: Kurdish Women Break the Silence

    Kurdish women broke the silence through their long lasting struggle against suppressions and general assimilations as

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 353
  39. IRAQ/SYRIA: In Syria, Iraqi Refugee Daughters Risk Being Sold

    Um Ali is scared.

    Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 316
  40. MIDDLE EAST: 'Women are not Being Utilized to Bring about Peace'

    Women are not being adequately utilized to bring about peace in the Middle East, according to Finnish President Taria

    Monday, October 11, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 321
  41. MIDDLE EAST/SOUTH ASIA: Is the Role of Women in al-Qaeda Increasing?

    In the last week of September, the As-Sahab Foundation, which disseminates al-Qaeda messages and propaganda, released

    Thursday, October 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 291
  42. MIDDLE EAST: Where's the Dove? Peacebuilding and Conflict Resolution in Islam

    Amid the controversy over the Islamic cultural center in NYC and Pastor Terry Jones' threats of burning the Quran in

    Tuesday, October 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 267
  43. 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
  44. ISRAEL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Nobel Women's Delegation Touring The West Bank

    Jody Williams received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work to prohibit landmines through the International Cam

    Sunday, October 3, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 258
  45. 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
  46. ISRAEL: Nobel Peace Laureate Denied Entry to Israel

    Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire was denied entry to Israel on Tuesday morning and detained at the country's Ben

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 239
  47. KURDISTAN: UN Global Peace Day Marked in Erbil

    "We embrace peace because we want to secure our future"

    Saturday, September 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 216
  48. 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
  49. TURKEY: Facing 4 Years in Jail for 2

    The Turkish folk music artist Pınar Sağ is is tried for her saying, “Let the armed conflicts on our m

    Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 204
  50. IRAQ: The Fate Of Al Qaeda's Children In Iraq

    The true toll of the Iraq war is one that won't be tallied for years.

    Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 169