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  1. SYRIA: At Geneva II Talks in January, It Is Not Enough to 'Add Women and Stir'

    The campaign to ensure women's equal participation at the peace talks on Syria in January has become more urgent, as

    Saturday, December 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 220
  2. SYRIA: Syrian War Causing Honour Killings, Child Marriages- Doctor

    Syria's civil war has caused a big increase in ‘honour killings' and child marriages and the breakdown of the h

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 166
  3. SYRIA: Syrian Refugee Women Have Key Role to Play in Country's Future- UN Official

    Syrian refugee women have a key role to play in shaping the future of their war-torn homeland, the protection chief o

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 168
  4. INTERNATIONAL: Women's Human Security Rights in the Arab World: on Nobody's Agenda

    This is the first of two articles by Mariz Tadros discussing the disjunctures between the current international disco

    Monday, December 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 171
  5. SYRIA: Syrian Refugee Women Sexually Harassed in Lebanon- HRW

    Women refugees who escaped Syria's conflict to find sanctuary in neighbouring Lebanon have been sexually harassed by

    Wednesday, November 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 167
  6. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War against Syria Women: Report

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 151
  7. SYRIA: Rape Used as Weapon of War Against Syria Women

    Women in Syria have been raped in detention, used as human shields during military operations and kidnapped to pressu

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 159
  8. SYRIA: Syrian Women Suffer Inside Their Country and Out

    Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 146
  9. INTERNATIONAL: Arab Spring Nations Backtrack on Women's Rights

    Arab women played a central role in the Arab Spring, but their hopes the revolts would bring greater freedom and expa

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 147
  10. MIDDLE EAST: Government to Urge for Action to Protect Women and Girls in Emergency Situations

    The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 148
  11. ISRAEL: Israeli Feminists Launch Plan For Implementing Landmark UN Resolution

    A coalition of 30 Israeli feminist groups released "A Comprehensive Action Plan for the Application of United Se

    Friday, November 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 134
  12. ISRAEL: Israeli Media Discriminate Against Women in Politics

    A group of women journalists has investigated for five months the attitude of the Israeli media toward women in polit

    Friday, October 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 132
  13. SYRIA: Syria's Ladies In Waiting: Will a Woman Lead Nation?

    The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 114
  14. ISRAEL: Israeli NGOs Demand Greater Role For Women in National Security

    In February 1997, four residents of the north who were mothers of soldiers then serving in Lebanon established a prot

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 055
  15. SYRIA: Syrian Women Used as 'Weapons of War'

    Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 080
  16. YEMEN: Group Urges Yemen to Protect Women's Rights in New Constitution

    An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 066
  17. SYRIA: Women in Syria Need More Than Guided Missiles

    I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.

    Friday, September 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 222
  18. SYRIA: Women and Children Among Dead in Syrian Alawite Village: Monitors

    The death toll from an alleged massacre in an Alawite village in central Syria has risen to 22, including women, chil

    Thursday, September 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 075
  19. ISRAEL: Women Playing Key Roles in Israeli Politics

    Thirty-seven women expect to run for mayor or head of local councils in municipal elections to be held on Oct.

    Sunday, September 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 070
  20. SCW Takes Part in a Women Political Empowerment Project in Abu Dhabi

    The Secretariat-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) took part in a training project on raising awareness o

    Friday, September 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 063
  21. SYRIA: Congress Cannot Ignore Violence Against Women in Syria

    As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.

    Friday, September 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 065
  22. KURDISTAN: Kurdistan Despite Uneven Playing Field, Women Hope for Greater Wins in Kurdistan Polls

    With parliamentary elections due in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region later this month, female politicians are hopin

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 061
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. IRAQ: Was Life for Iraqi Women Better Under Saddam?

    In March 2004, President George W.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 872
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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

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