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  1. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Passes Law Against Domestic Violence

    Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 054
  2. IRAN: Hassan Rouhani: Iran's New President Promises Advances in Women's Rights and Calls for West to End 'Language of Sanctions'

    Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r

    Sunday, August 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 034
  3. IRAN: Iranian Women's Rights Activists Tell Rohani What They Want

    A group of prominent Iranian women's rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for

    Saturday, July 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 009
  4. SYRIA: Syria Female Detainees on Hunger Strike

    Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s

    Saturday, July 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 002
  5. KURDISTAN: In Kurdish Society, Female Authors Face Uphill Battle

    Female authors and books on women's issues have a hard time finding publishers and buyers in the Kurdistan Region, wr

    Sunday, June 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 978
  6. 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
  7. SYRIA: Stoking Fire: Addressing the Specific Needs of Female Syrian Refugees

    Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous

    Monday, May 20, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 960
  8. SYRIA: Fighting Sin With Sin, the Twisted Morals of Rapists in the Syrian Conflict

    “Wahhabist fighters have called the rape as ‘Jihad al-Nikah,' assuming women and girl as war prisoners, a

    Saturday, May 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 955
  9. IRAN: Female Candidates Barred to Run for Iran Presidency

    A constitutional body in Iran has ruled that women cannot run in presidential elections scheduled for June 14.

    Saturday, May 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 956
  10. SYRIA: The Role of Syria's Sisterhood Grows

    The Syrian uprising has given the Muslim Brotherhood a chance to emerge as an integral part of the opposition.

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 941
  11. ISRAEL: Compromise Is Proposed on Western Wall Praying

    Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 930
  12. SYRIA: Syrian Women Who Fled to Jordan Tell of Horrific Rapes Back Home

    The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 921
  13. ISRAEL: Lapid Appoints First Woman Director-General of Finance Ministry

    Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Friday appointed Yael Andorn to be the next Finance Ministry director-general.

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 922
  14. 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
  15. SYRIA/TUNISIA: Tunisian Girls 'Head to Syria to Offer Themselves to Islamic Fighters as Part of Sexual Jihad'

    At least 13 Tunisian girls reportedly travelled to rebel-held Northern Syria to offer themselves as sex workers to op

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 912
  16. SYRIA: Syrian-American Activist Rania Kisar Braves War to Help Syrians, and Begs for Help from Home

    The first thing Syrian-American activist Rania Kisar does when she crosses the border into Syria, is go shopping.

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 914
  17. ISRAEL: Tensions Flare Over Women's Prayers at Sacred Western Wall

    The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 915
  18. SYRIA: Islamic Cleric Issues Fatwa Permitting Rape of Syrian Women

    Another Islamic cleric has gone public to announce a fatwa that permits US-backed FSA rebels to rape non-Sunni women

    Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 916
  19. SYRIA: Rape and Exploitation: Fears of Syria's Women Refugees

    Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 887
  20. PALESTINE: Hamas Orders Gender Segregation at Schools

    Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 894
  21. MENA REGION: Women Unionists of the Arab Spring Battle Two Foes: Sexism and Neoliberalism

    This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 917
  22. PALESTINE: Women Demand Protection Under Law

    Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 877
  23. EGYPT: Rise in Sexual Assaults in Egypt Sets Off Clash Over Blame

    The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.

    Monday, March 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 875
  24. New Hivos Partner: Syrian Women's Forum for Peace

    Hivos welcomes the establishment of the Syrian Women's Forum for Peace (SWFP), which aims to strengthen the role of S

    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 870
  25. IRAQ: Was Life for Iraqi Women Better Under Saddam?

    In March 2004, President George W.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 872
  26. 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
  27. LEBANON: Women Play Increasingly Vital Role in Peace Missions

    Along the border of Israel and Lebanon, female peacekeepers are playing a vital role in the United Nations unit that

    Monday, March 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 848
  28. ISRAEL: Israel Has Detained 15,000 Palestinian Women Since 1967

    Israel has detained more than 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967, the Palestinian Minister of Women's Affairs said o

    Saturday, March 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 847
  29. SYRIA: Syrian Women Become Casualty of War, with Some Refugees Resorting to Prostitution in Jordan

    Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and

    Friday, March 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 858
  30. SYRIA: Displacement in Syria Giving Way for Serious Gender-Based Crimes, Warns UN official

    A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanit

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 832
  31. LEBANON: Lebanese Women Take to the Streets and Dance for their 'Rights'

    Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 825
  32. 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
  33. LEBANON: Lebanese Women take on Muslim Judges Who Call Rape a 'Marital Right'

    Lebanese women are taking to the streets to demand that the government takes domestic violence seriously, by introduc

    Sunday, February 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 805
  34. SYRIA: Syrians Freed in Abductions that Stoked Fears of More Strife

    The tit-for-tat kidnappings of more than 140 people have provoked fears of expanded sectarian conflict in Syria's nor

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 808
  35. INTERNATIONAL/SYRIA: U.N. Calls on Syria to End Sexual Violence

    A senior U.N.

    Saturday, February 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 809
  36. ISRAEL: Israel Detains Women Over Prayer Shawls

    Israeli police have detained 10 women at one of Judaism's holiest sites for wearing prayer shawls, which Orthodox tra

    Monday, February 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 797
  37. LEBANON: Extremism a Threat to Muslim Women

    The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 792
  38. SYRIA: Call to Free Women Prisoners in Syria

    Opposition chief Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib demanded all women held in Syrian prisons be freed by Sunday, or the regime wil

    Thursday, February 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 793
  39. SYRIA: Violence Follows Women, Kids Beyond Syria

    As if the war which drove them out of Syria and the hardships of exile were not enough, refugee women and children in

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 776
  40. IRAQ: Interview: UN Women Helping "Raise Voice of Iraqi Women"

    Among chaos in neighboring Syria and increasing refugees fleeing to Iraq, many Iraqi women are fighting to stop bruta

    Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 794
  41. KURDISTAN: KRG Fails to Combat Violence Against Women in Kurdistan

    For years, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Northern Iraq has struggled to fight violence against women in

    Monday, February 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 779
  42. LEBANON: Lebanese Women Seek Stronger Representation in Parliament

    While parliamentarians discuss a new electoral law to govern the 2013 parliamentary elections, women politicians are

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 766
  43. ISRAEL: Gave Birth Control to Ethiopian Jews Without their Consent

    Israel has admitted for the first time that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth-control injections,

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 755
  44. SYRIA: Syria, Pressed by War, Deploys All-female Unit

    The Syrian government is arming and training Syrian women to fight for President Bashar al-Assad, putting it ahead of

    Sunday, January 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 775
  45. Sharansky's New Mission: Impossible?

    Natan Sharansky, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, was in New York for a quick two-day trip

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 750
  46. SYRIA: Syrian Girls 'Sold' into Forced Marriages

    In Jordan, hundreds of Syrian females have been affected by an informal trade that has sprung up since the start of t

    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 773
  47. ISRAEL: Arab Woman Leads Israeli Daam Party

    An Arab woman who's been toiling on the fringes of Israeli politics for nearly two decades has broken out of obscurit

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 740
  48. IRAN: New Bill Being Considered in Iran Could Threaten Women's Rights to Travel and Obtain a Passport

    Women across Iran could be facing a new restriction on their freedom.

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 741
  49. SYRIA: Syria Women Run In Refugee Camp Elections

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    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 745
  50. LEBANON: Malaysian Female Peacekeepers Head to Lebanon

    Ten female soldiers from Malaysia are expected in Lebanon on Tuesday to serve for six months with the Malaysian conti

    Monday, January 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 727

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