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  1. SRI LANKA: Women, Girls Face Dire Security Threats in Tamil Areas

    More than two years after the end of the 30-year war between the Sri Lankan government and Tamil rebels, wome

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 608
  2. Afghanistan: Women Still Jailed for 'Moral Crimes'

    Many Afghan women find themselves suffering from violence and abuse, with virtually no legal protection.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 516
  3. AFGHANISTAN: Taliban Peace Deal Threat to Women's Future

    The Taliban came once for Fawzia Koofi, and she knows they could come again.

    Thursday, December 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 493
  4. Progress of the World's Women In Pursuit of Justice

    Greater economic empowerment for women has been achieved through progressive legislation that has prohibited discrimi

    Friday, November 18, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 534
  5. Global Security: Through a Bosnian Lens

    October 25, 2011, 3:00pm-5:30pm EDT
    Reception to Follow

    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 511
  6. NIGERIA: First Lady Consults With Governers' Wives on Security

    The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, on Monday in Abuja consulted with the wives of state governors on ways of facilita

    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 264
  7. COLOMBIA: 'We Didn't Have Our Sons or Daughters For War

    North Cauca, Colombia, June 24, 2011: The first meeting of indigenous women in resistance for the survival and autono

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 029
  8. KURDISTAN: Ban on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Passed in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament

    For the first time in Iraqi Kurdistan women are protected by a new law against some of the traditions most harmful to

    Friday, June 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 149
  9. Make Room For Peace: A Guide to Women's Participation in Peace Processes

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 331
  10. Time for Action to End Sexual Violence Against Women in Conflict

    “It is more dangerous to be a woman than to be a soldier in modern conflict.” Patrick Cammaert (200

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 450
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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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  17. 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
  18. KURDISTAN: Kurdish Women Will Transform the Economy

    Currently, more women in Kurdistan are seeking primary, secondary and higher education, creating a more educated fema

    Sunday, May 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 702
  19. HAITI: Soroptimist Federations Partner to Help Women Affected by Haiti Earthquake

    Soroptimist International of the Americas (SIA) and Soroptimist International of Europe (SIE) have partnered to donat

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 652
  20. SUDAN: North Darfur Water Project Helps Protect Women from Sexual Violence

    A water project supported by the UN-African Union peacekeeping force (UNAMID) in eight villages of North Darfur will

    Wednesday, April 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 660
  21. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: An Arab Spring for Women

    The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 650
  22. PAKISTAN: Women, Rights Bodies Shocked by SC Verdict

    NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD/KARACHI: The New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Pakistan`s National Commission on the Sta

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 621
  23. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women Have Emerged as Key Players in the Arab Spring

    In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 624
  24. PERU: Local Gov'ts Fail to Prioritise Equality for Women

    Legally, each of Peru's 25 administrative regions must have a plan for promoting equal opportunities for women.

    Friday, April 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 604
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  26. SAUDI ARABIA: HRW Calls for Saudi Arabia to let Women Vote, Run for Office

    The Saudi government's refusal to let women vote in municipal elections in September 2011 unlawfully deprives women o

    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 586
  27. AFGHANISTAN: Maria Bashir: Afghanistan's Fearless Female Prosecutor

    In Afghanistan's Herat province, the chief prosecutor general has a difficult job.

    Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 583
  28. INTERNATIONAL: Women can Help Reduce Poverty: UNIDO

    United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) representative Shadia Yousif Bakhait said on Saturday that

    Sunday, April 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 556
  29. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Key to Strong Future

    The president of the Afghan Red Crescent Society heard many questions about her country from Nova Scotia students thi

    Friday, April 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 555
  30. MIDDLE EAST: Citizen Empowerment, Governance Key for Middle East - Zoellick

    The crisis engulfing the Middle East and North Africa shows that greater citizen participation and better governance

    Wednesday, April 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 552
  31. U.S./AFGHANISTAN: Bush Institute Conference Focuses on Afghan Women

    Former first lady Laura Bush says women in Afghanistan are creating their own economic opportunities and that entrepr

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 481
  32. PAKISTAN: Gender Equality: Pushing on to Reduce the Gender Gap

    Economic disparities among haves and have-nots in Pakistan have made life challenging for men, however, their plight

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 474
  33. PHILIPPINES: Strengthening of Task Forces on Women and Children Pushed

    In order to improve and sustain programs for the rights and welfare of women in the province, there is a need to asse

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 476
  34. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Women Inspired by Fall of Mubarak Step Up Equality Demand

    Activists among Saudi Arabia's women, who can't drive or vote and need male approval to work and travel, are turning

    Monday, March 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 478
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  36. The World's Women and Girls 2011 Data Sheet

    The situation of women and girls around the world is gaining increased attention in a number of national and internat

    Friday, March 25, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 358
  37. COLOMBIA: Gender Violence a Crime Against Humanity: Prosecutor General

    Prosecutor General Viviane Morales has said that gender violence occurring in the context of Colombia's internal conf

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 456
  38. IRAQ: Iraqi Women Come Together Fighting Violence Against Women

    The Ministry of State for Women Affairs agreed on Thursday with the Ministries of Health, Labor and Interior and the

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 459
  39. CEDAW and Muslim Family Law: In Search of Common Ground

    This report is based on a Musawah research project on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminatio

    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 348
  40. NEPAL: UN Human Rights Office Urges Nepal to End all Forms of Discrimination

    The United Nations human rights office and the national commission on caste-based discrimination in Nepal have urged

    Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 434
  41. Afghanistan Annual Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict

    The human cost of the armed conflict in Afghanistan grew in 2010.

    Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 337
  42. VENEZUELA: Highest Gender Equality in Latin America

    The policies of social inclusion implemented by the Venezuelan government over the last 12 years have allowed the cou

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 403
  43. UNITED STATES/AFGHANISTAN: A Continuing Struggle: Empowering Afghan Women

    The March 6 news article "

    Friday, March 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 404
  44. INTERNATIONAL: Female Farmer's Could Fight Hunger

    Empowering women in agriculture could reduce the number of hungry people in the world by 100 million to 150 million,

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 364
  45. INTERNATIONAL: Women in Agriculture - Gender Gaps Are Holding Back Development

    On the occasion of the 100th celebration of International Women's Day, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) pr

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 389
  46. MIDDLE EAST/NORTHERN AFRICA: Arab Women: This Time, the Revolution Won't Leave us Behind

    Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 393
  47. NEPAL: Unite for Peace, PM Tells Women

    Prime Minister Jhala Nath Khanal today appealed to all women to unite for peace and constitution.

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 395
  48. PAKISTAN: Govt Committed to Empower Women, Girls: Sharmila

    Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Women Wing Sindh Information Secretary Ms Sharmila Farooqui left here on Sunday for the

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 359
  49. HAITI: Women Key to Haitian Rebuilding

    Voters in Haiti go to the polls on Sunday, March 20, 2011 to elect a new president and a new Parliament.

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 361
  50. CENTRAL AMERICA: Women's Day: Overcoming Barriers in Central America

    Amarilis Chilel, 15, left her hometown of Ixchiguán in northwest Guatemala to work as a domestic in the capita

    Monday, March 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 380