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  1. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Reject Blame for Upsurge in Sexual Harassment

    In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 926
  2. MENA REGION: Arab Women Say Time for Saying 'Spring' Is Over

    Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 857
  3. MENA REGION: Arab Women Must Fight Back

    We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.

    Saturday, February 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 829
  4. TUNISIA: Tunisian schizophrenia over women

    Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 433
  5. 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
  6. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring vs. Women's Rights

    In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 156
  7. 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
  8. 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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  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. INTERNATIONAL: Salute To Women Driving Revolutions

    What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 080
  13. INTERNATIONAL: UN Focuses on Rape as Weapon of War After Libyan Woman's Plight

    It took a video going “viral” of a Libyan woman being

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 057
  14. EGYPT: Military Pledges to Stop Forced 'Virginity Tests'

    The head of Egypt's military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out f

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 987
  15. INTERNATIONAL/IRAQ: The Word on Women - The Other Tahrir Square

    Last week, a group of twenty-five women who were demonstrating for peace and democracy in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 988
  16. IRAQ/UGANDA: Ugandan Women Tricked into Domestic Slavery in Iraq

    The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 833
  17. 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
  18. AFGHANISTAN/SOMALIA/DRC: President's Corner - Violence Against Women, It's also a Men's Problem

    In many of the conflicts of the last decades – from Afghanistan to Somalia, from the Balkans to the Democratic

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 938
  19. INDIA/EGYPT/ECUADOR/RWANDA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA: UN Promotes 'Safe Cities' Program for Women

    The abuse of women has been going on for centuries and it is often the case that a woman is killed before the problem

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 715
  20. SWAZILAND: Working to Reduce Violence and Abuse Against Children in Swaziland

    Three years ago, a massive survey supported by UNICEF and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed

    Wednesday, May 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 129
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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