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  1. Women's Leadership and Participation: Case Studies on Learning for Action

    What are the barriers to women's leadership and participation and how could they be encouraged to take up leadership

    Thursday, December 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 848
  2. SUDAN: A More Gender Representative Leadership

    As the general elections scheduled for April 2010 draw nearer in Africa's largest country ravaged by a long drawn

    Wednesday, December 23, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 488
  3. NORTH AFRICA. Women's Political Participation in North Africa Enhanced Under UN-backed Project

    Women's political participation in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia is to be enhanced under a new United Nations-backed p

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 311
  4. AFRICA: Achieving Fifty Percent Women in Decision Making by 2015

    Gender activists from East and Southern Africa have expressed shock at the backward trends in the 50/50 campaign in r

    Friday, December 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 672
  5. SIERRA LEONE: Woman Breaking Traditional Walls in Chieftaincy Elections

    A war is raging in the eastern part of the country, once the centre stage for battles during the 10-year civil war an

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 580
  6. SUDAN: Seeking a Democratic South Sudan

    The atmosphere is heavily charged with political tensions, alliances are already in the offing, expectations are h

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 479
  7. HONDURAS: Obama: Stand up for Women's Rights in Honduras

    Repercussions from this summer's coup in Honduras are far from over.

    Monday, December 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 923
  8. NAMIBIA: Group Decries Poor Women Representation in New Namibian National Assembly

    The Women's Action for Development (WAD) has expressed disappointment in the reduction of women in the new National A

    Friday, December 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 430
  9. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Lead Protest Against Government Corruption

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Several hundred women, many holding aloft pictures of relatives killed by d

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 647
  10. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Women Issue a Call to Arab Heads of State

    On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 648
  11. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Among 'Worst Off' In World

    Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 649
  12. We Have the Promises of the World: Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    The US and its allies cited the defense of women's rights as one of the primary reasons, after the need to root out a

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 580
  13. Mozambique: Women Recruits Join Efforts to Turn Mozambique Into a Demining Success Story

    Two years ago, Claudia Felizardo Armando from Mozambique applied for a job - with a difference.

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 645
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  15. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Would Rather Talk About Recovery

    As the world waits for President Barack Obama to announce next week his plan to send up to 30,000 additional U.S.

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 654
  16. IRAN: Iran Seizes Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi's Medal

    Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 655
  17. NAMIBIA: 'Parties Totally Don't Care About Women's Rights'

    Gender activists foresee a drop in female parliamentarians after Namibia's general and presidential elections on Nove

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 512
  18. SOUTH AFRICA: 'There Is A Sense Of Vindication'

    Born in a squatter camp in Orlando East and raised by a single mother; working in a factory while completing secondar

    Thursday, November 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 513
  19. ZIMBABWE: Obama Issues Sharp Rebuke of Mugabe

    In honoring Zimbabwe's tenacious women protesters at the White House on Monday, President Obama gave his sharpest cri

    Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 514
  20. SUDAN: Media Give Us a Fair Deal - Women

    The guns have gone silent – except for sporadic conflict in parts of the vast South Sudan region, such as th

    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 490
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  22. BRAZIL: Leading Ladies Give Gender Slant to Campaign

    With the possible participation of three high-profile women candidates in Brazil's 2010 presidential elections, the i

    Monday, November 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 524
  23. PERU: Cuzco Women Stand Up to Violence

    For tourists and other visitors, Cuzco has a special fascination as the ancient capital of the Inca empire.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 526
  24. BOLIVIA: Politics, a Risky Business for Women

    Taking an active part in politics in Bolivia can be a hazardous undertaking.

    Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 528
  25. CAMBODIA: 'Cambodia's Penal Code Aims to Silence Gov't Critics'

    To be an outspoken critic of the government brings a heavy price in Cambodia, the South-east Asian country struggling

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 609
  26. INTERNATIONAL: Calling for More Female Police, UN Officer Welcomes New Pact With INTERPOL

    A senior United Nations official today welcomed a recent landmark agreement with the International Criminal Police Or

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 715
  27. MEXICO: "Get Your Rosaries out of Our Ovaries!" War on Mexican Women

    "Sacan Sus Rosarios De Nuestras Ovarios!" The women, some of them bare-breasted, linked arms and chanted at

    Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 553
  28. UGANDA: Wanted: New Messengers on Women's Rights

    Activists have spent decades trying to get new laws passed to secure the rights of Ugandan women in the private spher

    Monday, October 12, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 540
  29. HAITI: Haitian Women: Pillars of the Economy, and of Resistance

    Faced with enormous debt, poverty, political instability and ongoing violence, Haiti is struggling on multiple fronts

    Friday, October 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 895
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Rally For More Seats On Provincial Councils

    Dozens of Afghan women protested against the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IECA) on October 7 for a

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 662
  31. IRAN: Iranian Women's Rights Activists Win Courage Award

    A group of women who are risking imprisonment to collect 1 million signatures on a petition demanding greater women's

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 663
  32. INDIA: Women Beat the Odds to Leave a Mark as Village Leaders

    When Kusum Lata, 40, decided to run for election in her village, she felt frightened.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 549
  33. Dreams Deferred: Educational and Skills-building Needs and Opportunities for Youth in Liberia

    As part of a global, multi-year research and advocacy project focused on strengthening educational and job training p

    Friday, September 25, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 781
  34. ARGENTINA: Women Judges Not Enough; Gender Awareness Training Needed

    For Argentina's justice system to truly incorporate a gender perspective, more important than overcoming the male-fem

    Monday, September 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 482
  35. HONDURAS: Young Feminist Speaks Out against the Honduran Coup

    In the midst of a women's human rights mission to Honduras, August 17-21, Carrie Wilson of JASS interviewed Lidize, a

    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 936
  36. MACEDONIA: How Are Women Faring In Macedonia?

    A nation of just over 2 million people in the Balkan Peninsula in Southeastern Europe, Macedonia has experienced much

    Saturday, September 12, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 557
  37. IRAN: Woman MP, Fatemeh Alia, Nominated as Iran's Education Minister

    Female lawmaker Fatemeh Alia said on Sunday that her nomination as education minister has become certain.

    Sunday, September 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 668
  38. Helpdesk Research Report: The Impact of Conflict on Women's Voice and Participation

    Conflict and power are closely interrelated.

    Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 835
  39. AFGHANISTAN: Many Women Stayed Away From the Polls In Afghanistan

    Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip

    Monday, August 31, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 848
  40. MALAYSIA: Women-Malaysia: Top of the Class, Nowhere in Politics

    Tuesday night, a candidate from the opposition PakatanRakyat (People's Alliance or PR) defeated a candidate from the

    Wednesday, August 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 955
  41. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Elections Seen As A Setback For Women

    For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.

    Monday, August 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 849
  42. NIGERIA: Violence Against Women, Hindrance to Democracy - Activist

    Gender-based discrimination and violence against women have been identified as Achilles' heel for wom

    Thursday, August 20, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 920
  43. AFGHANISTAN: Slow Gains for Afghan women

    Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 850
  44. SOUTH EAST ASIA: Southeast Asian Women Embody Hope for Change

    Two women in Southeast Asia are setting the stage for regional change by bravely standing up to ruling governments.

    Saturday, August 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 961
  45. AFGHANISTAN: 2 Women Vie for Afghan Presidency

    In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 855
  46. SIERRA LEONE: Female MPs Excels in Commonwealth Politics

    The Sierra Leone delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) has received showers

    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 921
  47. AFGHANISTAN: Justice Key to Ensuring Human Rights for All Afghans – UN envoy

    The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 861
  48. NEPAL: Can Nepal Women 'Untouchables' Outlive Tired Caste Systems?

    “On March 20, Kumari was accused of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, and was mercilessly beaten up and f

    Friday, July 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 115
  49. BRAZIL: Women 'Peace Workers' in the Favelas

    It's another day marked by gunfire in the Morro da Providencia "favela", one of the most dangerous slums in

    Saturday, July 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 956
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