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  1. PAKISTAN: Mukhtaran Mai: Another Rosa Parks

    Although the apex court's decision acquitting five persons went against Mukhtaran Mai, yet she remains victorious.

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 847
  2. CEDAW Shadow Report on Nepal

    Introduction

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 473
  3. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Fear Setbacks as Troops Withdraw

    When Lauryn Oates started raising money to send women in Afghanistan to school, she wasn't sure they would ever emerg

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 865
  4. AFGHANISTAN: Terrorism is not dead in Afghanistan: MP

    The day Fawzia Koofi was born, her parents, disappointed she wasn't a boy, left her to fry in the sun.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 871
  5. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security, NGOWG, June 2011

    The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the June 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (M

    Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 440
  6. PAKISTAN: Inclusion of Ensuring Smooth Funding in Law Demanded

    The Advocates for Human Rights has suggested the government of Pakistan to include provision in the Domestic Violence

    Monday, May 30, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 843
  7. 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
  8. NEPAL: Nepali Girls Rescued From Traffickers´ Clutches

    Had help not arrived on time, eight Nepali women would have fallen prey to traffickers, who were plotting to send the

    Saturday, May 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 842
  9. 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
  10. NEPAL: Nepal's Women Have a Voice in Politics but no one is Listening

    After two years of intense wrangling and political deadlock, the extended deadline for passing Nepal's new constituti

    Friday, May 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 837
  11. NEPAL: Women Battle for New Constitution

    The campaign made them bear the brunt of a government ban on demonstrations around parliament announced on Tuesday, a

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 819
  12. PAKISTAN: Raped Pakistani Activist Awaits Appeal Decision

    Almost a decade after Mukhtar Mai was gang-raped, her legacy after years of activism and legal battles that made her

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 825
  13. PAKISTAN: Victims of Acid Attack

    When I was a student in Boston, I rode the subway almost every day.

    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 826
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. NEPAL: Nepal Government Bans Protests Near Parliament

    With just four days left before a potential constitutional meltdown, Nepal's communist-Maoist government Tuesday clam

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 801
  19. PAKISTAN: Pak Minister Seeks Empowerment of Women

    Women of Muslim countries should join hands to explore avenues for their empowerment and welfare, said Pakistan's Min

    Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 804
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. NEPAL: The Appalling Side of Nepal Sparks a Woman's Crusade

    One woman is leading the fight against the scourge of child sexual slavery, writes Courtney Trenwith.

    Monday, May 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 798
  24. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Christian Women Kidnapped, Raped

    Pakistani Christians have expressed concerns about renewed kidnappings and abuse of women and girls by Muslims in a c

    Monday, May 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 800
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  26. BANGLADESH: Bangladeshi Women Scarred by Acid Attacks

    She is a keeper of healing secrets.

    Saturday, May 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 794
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. PAKISTAN: FAFEN Report: Crimes Against Women Rising

    Punjab province saw a 21 per cent leap in officially recorded crimes against women in February 2011, compared to Janu

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 779
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Official: Talks with Taliban Will Not be at Expense of Women

    As Afghanistan looks to a future without U.S.

    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 783
  31. SRI LANKA: Dr. Shirani Bandaranayake, First Woman CJ

    May 17 will be a historic day in the annals of Sri Lanka's legal sphere when Supreme Court Judge Dr.

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 759
  32. PAKISTAN: Young Women Fight the 'Talibanisation' of Rural Pakistan

    Much attention has been focused on the process of radicalisation of young men in the areas of Pakistan that border Af

    Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 776
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. NEPAL: Women Lawmakers to go to SC if their Demand not Met

    Women Constituent Assembly Members' Group and Joint Women Struggle Coordination Committee have warned of obstructing

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 756
  36. BANGLADESH: Reservation of One Third of Union Parishad Ward for Women Urged

    Elected female representatives from the local government on Sunday demanded the reservation of one third of the ward

    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 757
  37. INTERNATIONAL: UN Group Honours Indian Campaigner Against Sex Trafficking

    Ruchira Gupta, founder and president of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, an NGO working against sex trafficking, has been ho

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 749
  38. PAKISTAN: Ban Ki-moon Lauds Fehmida's Performance, Terms her Role Model for Women

    Appreciating the leadership role of Dr Fehmida Mirza, for undertaking numerous initiatives towards the protection and

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 753
  39. PAKISTAN: Christians Remain Fearful of Rape and Forced Conversion of Women to Islam

    Farah Hatim 24, D/o Hatim Gill ( Late) is a student nurse at the Sheikh Zaid Medical College in Rahim Yar Khan in the

    Saturday, May 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 754
  40. 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
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  42. SRI LANKA: Responding to Vulnerabilities Affecting Children Continues to be Problematic in Sri Lanka

    Children and armed conflict – Report of the Secretary-General

    Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 745
  43. 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
  44. SRI LANKA: Women in Front Line as Sri Lanka Tackles Landmines

    After the war, one of the few jobs available is clearing explosives.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 733
  45. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Toughens up on Acid Attacks

    Pakistani lawmakers have adopted tougher penalties for acid attacks in a step towards eradicating a form of violence

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 736
  46. AFGHANISTAN: Courageous Afghan Separates Rights From Wrongs

    Sima Samar receives a threatening phone call almost every day because she dares to say women should have rights and m

    Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 724
  47. AFGHANISTAN: Rights Abuses by Afghan Forces Grow: Oxfam

    Foreign troops must do more to prevent growing rights abuses by Afghan forces including killings and child sex abuse

    Monday, May 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 725
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  49. NEPAL: 4 lawmakers stall House for 3 hours

    Women lawmakers and four other members of parliament from marginalized and dalit communities obstructed the parliamen

    Sunday, May 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 726
  50. NEPAL: Paradigm Shift in Women's Trafficking

    Three years ago, when Indra Bahadur Sinjali of Nawalparasi returned after a weeklong trip to Baglung, daughter Lok Ma

    Sunday, May 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 728

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