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  1. SIERRA LEONE: Khadarlis to Empower Women and Children

    Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is a non-governmental and non-profit making organization determined to improve on the livi

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 846
  2. AFGHANISTAN: Kandahar Women Risk Paying the Ultimate Price in Pursuit of Higher Learning

    The Canadian-funded textbooks and computers aren't overly expensive — certainly not compared to the price Afgha

    Sunday, May 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 845
  3. IRAN: Iran Re-Elected to UN Commission, Angering US

    Iran was reelected to a seat on a UN commission on population and development Thursday, drawing an angry reaction fro

    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 828
  4. PAKISTAN: Impunity for Rape, Abduction and Forced Conversion of Women

    The Masihi Foundation of Pakistan reports that two Christian girls of the Punjab region of Pakistan were abducted, ra

    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 829
  5. INTERNATIONAL: Secretary-General, at Launch of Initiatives on Women's Education, Stresses Need to Fight Back Against Unequal, Unfair Treatment

    Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's remarks at the launch of the Global Partnership for Girls' and Women

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 827
  6. PAKISTAN: 'Education is the Fundamental Right of Every Woman'

    Pakistan's Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan visited Effat University on Tuesday, with the

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 814
  7. AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Kill Head of Afghan Girls' School

    Taliban gunmen have killed the headteacher of a girls' school near the Afghan capital after he ignored warnings to st

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 820
  8. KASHMIR: The women of Substance

    From the earliest times Kashmiri women enjoyed freedom, wielded ample power and exercised responsibility.

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 821
  9. PAKISTAN: Women's Caravan for Ending Gender Discrimination

    The caravan has been organised by ActionAid Pakistan and PODA (Potohar Organization for Development Advocacy) to mark

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 822
  10. SOMALIA: Somalia the Worst Place to be a Woman - Minister

    Somalia is the most dangerous country on earth to be a woman and a “living hell” for those struggling to

    Wednesday, May 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 849
  11. IRAN: Today's Iran as Seen Clearly by its Teenage Girls

    Nothing is more telling about a society than its views of itself especially those of its youth who carry the burden o

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 803
  12. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Plans to Deter Unskilled Migration

    The abuse and exploitation of unskilled migrants from South Asian countries such as Sri Lanka has long been considere

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 805
  13. NEPAL: Nepal's 'Democratic' Govt Follows in Hated Regime's Footsteps

    Security forces used brute force to break up a peaceful demonstration by women in front of Nepal's parliament buildin

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 806
  14. INTERNATIONAL: G8 'Should Focus on Role of Women and Girls'

    Parliamentarians from 35 countries around the world are calling for the G8 summit in France this month to focus on th

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 807
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  16. BANGLADESH: 'True' Women Rights Policy Demanded

    A platform of left-leaning women associations on Tuesday called upon the government to form a policy that can 'truly

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 810
  17. IRAN: Release Women's Rights Activists

    Iranian judicial authorities should immediately release two recently detained women's rights activists, the Internati

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 816
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  19. RWANDA: UN Finances Women's Rights Project

    Non-government organizations; RNC Justice and Democracy and Haguruka Association, have launched a three-year project,

    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 787
  20. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women After Osama's Death

    After the US killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1, the organization Women for Afghan Women reported an eerie quiet in

    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 790
  21. AFGHANISTAN: The Afghan Desert Community Where Women are Hidden Away and Child Brides Sold for $20,000

    It is the malaria season in Khan Neshin, the wild south of Helmand, just 50 miles from the border with Pakistan.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 784
  22. MIDDLE EAST/AFRICA: Raising Economic Opportunities for Women

    Millions of unemployed youth facing grim economic prospects have fueled the revolutions.

    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 791
  23. IRAN: Dominic Lawson: An 'Eye for an Eye' is Proper Justice

    Ameneh Bahrami has been waiting a long time for the justice she seeks.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 758
  24. LIBERIA/COTE D'IVOIRE: In the Shadows of Ivory Coast's War

    As Colonel Gaddafi continues his pillage in North Africa, harrowing skeletons from his closet remain buried deep in t

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 777
  25. PAKISTAN: Rape in Pakistan: the Real Verdict

    The gang-rape of Mukhtaran Mai launched a nine-year court battle that concluded with a verdict by the Supreme Court o

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 780
  26. BANGLADESH: Rights Chief Roots for Women Policy

    National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairman Mizanur Rahman yesterday said the government should implement the ne

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 752
  27. INTERNATIONAL: Top UN Official: 'Gender Equality is Not a Luxury'

    Michelle Bachelet has many firsts on her CV.

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 770
  28. NEPAL: AI report: 'Nepal's Progress on HR Dismal'

    The Amnesty International (AI), in its annual report for 2010, said progress made by Nepal in upholding human rights

    Friday, May 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 755
  29. INTERNATIONAL: UN Agrees to Hike International Assistance to Least Developed Countries Read more about UN Agrees to Hike International Assistance to Least Developed Countries

    Broad agreement emerged today during the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries concerning

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 742
  30. SRI LANKA: For Sri Lankan Women, War for Survival Continues in Peacetime

    The civil war ended two years ago this month, but for war-affected women—widows, mothers, daughters, and former

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 760
  31. ANGOLA: Cplp Reaffirms International Commitment to Women Rights

    The ministers in charge of gender equality in the Portuguese Speaking Community (CPLP) Wednesday in Luanda, reaffirme

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 767
  32. UN Security Council: Letter Regarding Upcoming Trip to Africa

    To: Members of the UN Security Council

    Dear Ambassador,

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 437
  33. INTERNATIONAL: UN Report Calls on Countries to Consider Gender Impact of Trade Policies

    Policies aimed at expanding trade in Bhutan and promoting the Asian country's unique goal of maximizing “gross

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 734
  34. EUROPE: At Istanbul Meeting, European Officials Sign Convention on Combating Violence Against women

    The Council of Europe says 13 countries have signed a convention aimed at combating violence against women.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 735
  35. INTERNATIONAL: Invest in Youth, Women, Reproductive Health to Reduce Poverty, Enhance Productive Capacity, Says New UN Report

    Investments in young people, women's empowerment and reproductive health, including family planning, are critical to

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 674
  36. CARIBBEAN: UN Outlines Measures to Overcome 'Glaring Inequalities' in the Caribbean

    The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the m

    Monday, May 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 730
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  39. Women at Risk from Poverty: A News Strategy to Close the Gender Gap

    In April this year, the 58 member States in the Governing Council that oversees UN-HABITAT backed a new strategy on p

    Monday, May 9, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 420
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  41. INTERNATIONAL: UN Chief Urges Men to Champion the Cause for Gender Equality

    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today challenged men to champion the cause for the empowerment of women, saying they re

    Saturday, May 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 718
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  43. PAKISTAN: The Injustice of Rape

    Going by the charged reaction to the Mukhtar Mai verdict, it is clear that loopholes in the investigation mechanism a

    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 696
  44. PAKISTAN: Sharmila Seeks Empowerment of Women

    Pakistan People's Party Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Sharmila Farooqui on Wednesday called for raising soci

    Thursday, May 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 697
  45. INTERNATIONAL: UNICEF says education for women and girls a lifeline to development

    Making sure girls and women have equal access to quality education is key to sustainable economic development, UNICEF

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 694
  46. EL SALVADOR: IFC, AMC Strengthen Financial Services for El Salvador's Women and Rural Entrepreneurs

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is working with AMC, the second-largest microfinance institution in El Salvado

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 716
  47. INTERNATIONAL: Harnessing Mobile Phone Technology to Improve Maternal and Child Health, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action Parternship Established

    Today, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a new partnership, the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 713
  48. IRAN: Iranian Schoolgirls Condemn Saudi Regime's Brutal Crimes in Bahrain

    Large numbers of Iranian schoolgirls staged a rally in front of the Saudi embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to protest at

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 714
  49. Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV

    The Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV 2010–2014 (Operational Plan

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 401
  50. OCHA Gender Action Plan 2010

    Introduction:
    Tuesday, May 3, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 402

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