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  1. LEBANON: Lebanese Protests Against Violence Near the Syrian Border

    The situation in northern Lebanon has made a turn for the worse during the last couple of weeks, after several outbre

    Friday, June 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 192
  2. EGYPT: Egypt's Islamists: Much to Prove on Women's Rights

    Watch the video that accompanies t

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 176
  3. MIDDLE EAST: Women's Rights Not Blocked by Religion in Arab World, Claims Survey

    Religious views do not stand in opposition to women's rights in the Arab world, says a survey of men and women from a

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 178
  4. PAKISTAN: Women's True Participation in Political Process Demanded

    Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 179
  5. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Allows "Qualified" Women to Compete in Olympics

    Saudi Arabia has announced that it will allow women athletes to compete in the Olympics for the first time, following

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 182
  6. PAPUA NEW GUINEA: The Past That Has Not Passed: Human Rights Violations in Papua Before and After Reformasi

    This joint report by ICTJ and the Institute for Human Rights Study and Advocacy (ELSHAM-Papua) provides important ins

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 735
  7. BANGLADESH: Bangladesh's Hindu Women Right for Divorce Rights

    Unlike her Muslim compatriots, Tarulata Rani is unable to inherit anything from her family, cannot divorce and cannot

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 177
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Rape Case Turns Focus on Local Police

    The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 183
  9. NEPAL: Implement Obligations, Urges CEDAW Panel

    Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) committee has urged the government

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 184
  10. EGYPT: Egypt's New President to Pick Woman, Christian VPs

    Egypt's first ever democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, will make history in another way: by appointing a

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 172
  11. TAJIKISTAN: Postwar Tajik Fatwa Helped Women Start New Lives

    It was the onset of winter, still in the early stages of a bloody civil war, and Aziza Saidova couldn't imagine thing

    Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 195
  12. PHILIPPINES: Gender Equality Can Boost Productivity

    Improving women's access to jobs and economic opportunity could significantly boost worker productivity in the Philip

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 168
  13. SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Transition and Women's Right to Drive

    Last Sunday, June 17, marked the first anniversary of the Saudi Women2Dr

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 164
  14. SYRIA: All-Women Armed Battalion Forms in Homs

    A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 165
  15. 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
  16. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Have Choice of Rock or Hard Place

    If new elections are held, Fatema Khafagy will not be sorry to see the months-old Islamist parliament go.

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 157
  17. IRAN: Iran Rights Lawyer Is Locked Away

    Abdolfattah Soltani, a well-known Iranian lawyer who co-founded an organization that defends the rights of women, min

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 147
  18. KURDISTAN: Women's Rights Law No Match for Kurdistan Tradition

    In June 2011, Iraqi Kurdistan passed a lan

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 148
  19. KURDISTAN: Female Army Officer Wants Peace

    The video for this story, from the Women and War series, can be viewed

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 154
  20. BAHRAIN: Rights Push "Helped Battle Gender Bias"

    Major improvements to women's rights in Bahrain has lead to greater equality in the country's courts, said Her Royal

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 141
  21. AFGHANISTAN: New Worries About Women's Rights and Ethnic Tensions Emerge in Afghanistan

    Events this week that raised questions on women's rights and ethnic tensions have added to long-term concerns about A

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 142
  22. INDIA: The Word on Women - For Indian Women and Girls, Marriage Can Be Far from a Fairytale

    On a trip to Mumbai a few months ago, we went to the south to see the sights and enjoy a bit of the other Mumbai &nda

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 143
  23. INDIA: Peacexploitation? A Study of Indian Female Peacekeepers

    LSE's Dr Marsha Henry questions whether the deployment of female Indian peacekeepers is evidence of gendered succ

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 618
  24. PHILIPPINES: Women Protesters use Bananas to Press for Arms Trade Curbs

    Women members of civil society groups clad in black shirts and holding bananas staged a protest-rally in front of the

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 135
  25. EGYPT: Women Targeted in Tahrir Square

    It is becoming increasingly uncomfortable to be female or foreign in Cairo's Tahrir Square, birthplace of the January

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 137
  26. CAMBODIA: Less Power for Cambodian Women, Report Says

    Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 151
  27. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Women Postpone Driving Protest

    Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday

    Sunday, June 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 045
  28. SOLOMON ISLANDS: "Cooling Agents and Panadol" is CSSI's first gender report

    Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) will launch its first gender audit report at a special event in Honiara

    Saturday, June 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 133
  29. SYRIA: Sexual Assault in Detention

    Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current confli

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 132
  30. NEPAL: The Hidden Costs of Early Marriage

    Thousands of Nepali girls leave school every year to get married, missing out on their education, the government says

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 136
  31. INDONESIA: Indonesia is a 'Dangerous Place' to be a Woman: Poll

    That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 382
  32. NGOWG Letter to Security Council Regarding Syria

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has issued a letter to the Security Council Permanent Representati

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 617
  33. INDIA: India Advances, But Many Women Still Trapped In Dark Ages

    The birth of a girl, so goes a popular Hindu saying, is akin to the arrival of Lakshmi - the four-armed goddess of we

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 128
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  35. CAMBODIA: Cambodian Housing Activists Say Women Jailed in Land Dispute are on Hunger Strike

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia — Four Cambodian women imprisoned for protesting their eviction from the land where their

    Monday, June 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 111
  36. AFGHANISTAN: Sakena Yacoobi's Courage and the Future of Afghan Women

    It's good to have heroes.

    Friday, June 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 174
  37. Women's Security and Transition in Afghanistan: Measuring the Success of Transition by Lasting Protections for Women's Security

    Afghan Women's Network formed by Afghan women in exile is an independent advocacy platform for Afghan women's human r

    Friday, June 8, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 608
  38. New Syria Massacre Includes 40 Women and Children

    Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "massacred" about 100 people, including many women and children,

    Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 105
  39. "All-Out Civil War" Looms in Syria, Annan Says

    Kofi Annan, the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, has admitted that his peace plan is failing and that

    Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 106
  40. AFGHANISTAN: ISAF Highlights Afghan Women Leaders at Gender Integration Discussions

    International Security Assistance Force commander U.S. Marine Gen. John R.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 091
  41. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Fight For Their Rights

    Watch Euronews' video report on
    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 097
  42. IRAQ and KURDISTAN: Where Arranged Marriages Are Customary, Suicides Grow More Common

    With her father sitting nearby, 16-year-old Jenan Merza struggled to explain why she was lying in bed recovering from

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 098
  43. Laila: "I Had to Be Smuggled Into Jordan"

    Ten years ago Laila* got married to a man from her hometown of Dera'a in Syria, expecting a happy life.

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 115
  44. NEPAL: Nepal Misses Pro-Women Constitution

    After four years of intense work, the 601-member Constituent Assembly (CA) missed a May 27 deadline to adopt a new co

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 092
  45. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Violence Against Women Rampant in SI

    A week ago somewhere in the Gilbert Camp area, another young woman's life had been taken as result of violence, viole

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 104
  46. TIMOR-LESTE: Women are Also Resistance Heroes

    The punishment that she and other women in her position received is hard to justify, or even discuss, she says.

    Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 392
  47. KYRGYZSTAN: Kyrgyz Migrant Women Brutally Assaulted in 'Patriotic' Videos

    The attacks follow the same scenario.

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 088
  48. Isolate Syria's Arms Suppliers: Russian Arms Exporter Rosoboronexport Risks Complicity in Grave Abuses

    Governments and companies around the world should stop signing new contracts with arms suppliers such as the Russian

    Sunday, June 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 112
  49. BURMA: Suu Kyi Speaks At World Economic Forum

    New parliamentarian Aung Sang Suu Kyi spoke of development, gender equality and the future of Myanmar's constitution

    Saturday, June 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 108