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  1. SOUTH ASIA: Conference on Gender Responsive Governance Begins

    A South Asian regional conference on “Promoting Gender Responsive Democratic Governance in South Asia” ha

    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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  2. PAKISTAN: Officials: Women Bomber Trend Grows in Pakistan

    Al Qaeda and the Taliban appear to have ordered their cadres to increasingly use women to carry out suicide and armed

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 009
  3. NEPAL: Stop Torturing Women in Detention

    Advocacy Forum, an NGO working for human rights, today called on the government to exercise due diligence to prevent

    Sunday, June 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 004
  4. SRI LANKA: Sexual Offences on the Increase

    Complaints with regard to child abuse and sexual offences against women and children in Sri Lanka are increasing dram

    Friday, June 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 999
  5. NEPAL: New Statute Should Guarantee Women's Participation

    Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN-UML Madhav Kumar Nepal has stressed that the new constitution should g

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 990
  6. BANGLADESH: Blinded Woman's Plea for Justice Highlights Dangers Faced by South Asian Women

    Bandaged and bruised, Rumana Manzur is pleading for justice after suffering a brutal assault that left her blind.

    Thursday, June 23, 2011
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  8. NEPAL: No Clear Route Out of Servitude for Indentured Girls

    Efforts to free thousands of enslaved girls in Nepal and get them into school need more funding and less government b

    Monday, June 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 964
  9. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Militants Force Girl to Wear Suicide Vest

    An eight-year-old Pakistani girl was kidnapped by Islamist militants who forced her to wear a suicide vest to attack

    Monday, June 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 968
  10. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Demand Seat at the Table

    There is no peace process in the war-torn country right now, even as troop withdrawals approach.

    Friday, June 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 956
  11. INTERNATIONAL/IRAQ: The Word on Women - The Other Tahrir Square

    Last week, a group of twenty-five women who were demonstrating for peace and democracy in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 988
  12. SOUTH ASIA: South Asia's Growing Modernity Masks Women's Plight

    South Asia may boast a number of women leaders and be home to cultures that revere motherhood and worship female deit

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 944
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Ending the Afghanistan War with Women's Rights in Place

    By July, President Obama plans to decide how many troops to pull out of Afghanistan in the first initial US withdrawa

    Wednesday, June 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 945
  14. SRI LANKA: Women Going as Domestic Aides Abroad to be Further Restricted

    Within the next three years, the minimum age of Sri Lankan women seeking employment as domestic workers aboard will b

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 812
  15. ASIA: UN Agencies Urge Renewed Efforts to End Practice of 'Son Preference'

    Five United Nations agencies have banded together to call for urgently addressing gender-biased sex selection favouri

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 928
  16. PAKISTAN: Warped Justice: Mother Sexually Abused as Punishment For Son

    A woman was allegedly paraded naked in the streets of Neelor Bala village on the instigation of a jirga that found he

    Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 929
  17. AFGHANISTAN: Afghani Women Still Lacking Equal Voice

    Afghanistan's women are among the most oppressed in the world.

    Monday, June 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 926
  18. AFGHANISTAN: Q+A: Women's Rights in Afghanistan Since The Fall of The Taliban

    Women have won hard-fought rights in Afghanistan since the austere rule of the Taliban was ended by U.S.-backed Afgha

    Monday, June 13, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 927
  19. NEPAL: UK minister to assess violence against women in Nepal visit

    The UK Home Office Minister with responsibility for equality, Lynne Featherstone, is scheduled to arrive in the Capit

    Sunday, June 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 918
  20. KASHMIR: Kashmir too Ditches its Daughters

    When sex ratio statistics from the 2010 Census were made public, many Kashmiris were shocked.

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 914
  21. AFGHANISTAN: Don't Forget Afghanistan's Women

    As Canada prepares to pull out its military troops from Kandahar after a long and difficult run in southern Afghanist

    Saturday, June 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 915
  22. SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Contemporary Female

    On 9 June 2011 three Sri Lankan women came together to show their work at the Saskia Fernando Gallery on Dharmapala M

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 906
  23. AFGHANISTAN: Hasty Troop Withdrawal Endangers Afghan Women

    When asking for Afghan women's opinion on whether there should be negotiations with the Taliban and foreign troop wit

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 907
  24. NEPAL: Woes of Nepali Working Women

    Even with regards to the capabilities of Nepali working women, many of them have apparently found that their capabili

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 910
  25. PAKISTAN: NCSW Urged Government of Pakistan to Induct Women Members in the Cabinet

    The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) has written two separate letters to the President and Prime Min

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 911
  26. KASHMIR: 'Eye' on Kashmir Amid Reports of Sexual Violence: UN Official

    A top UN official today said she is ''keeping an eye'' on Kashmir where some individual cases of sexual violence have

    Friday, June 10, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 912
  27. NEPAL: Nepali Women Victims of Prostitution and Slavery in Arab Countries

    Hundreds of Nepalese women who emigrate to Arab countries in search of better jobs and wages, are unaccounted for.

    Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 901
  28. AFGHANISTAN: Open Letter from the Women of Afghanistan

    Afghan Women's Network once again raises serious concerns on the increased instances of violence against children and

    Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 902
  29. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Works to Stop Children Serving as Police

    Afghanistan is making progress weeding out children from its police forces but is only starting to tackle persistent

    Thursday, June 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 904
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Women Brave Social Barriers to Join Afghan Police Force

    Married off at 12 years old to an abusive husband more than four times her age, Maryam wanted to join Afghanistan's p

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 894
  31. SRI LANKA: Sexual Predators and Serial Rapists Run wild at Wal-Mart Suppliers in Jordan, According to New Report by Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights

    Today the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights is releasing a very disturbing report, Sexual Predators and Se

    Wednesday, June 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 896
  32. PAKISTAN: Pakistan is Source Country for Sex-Trafficking of Children

    Despite laws prohibiting it, forced labor to pay debts are very common in Pakistan. A report by the U.S.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 887
  33. PAKISTAN: Demand for Women's Education on Rise in Pakistan: Expert

    The demand for women's education is on upswing in Pakistan where even parents in rural areas are motivated to send th

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 888
  34. SRI LANKA: All Former Female LTTE Combatants in Sri Lanka Released Now

    The Sri Lankan government has released all the former female combatants of the defeated terror organization, Liberati

    Saturday, June 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 876
  35. BANGLADESH: Dangerous Decline of Values

    In recent times, Bangladesh has been witnessing a sharp and steep decline in social and moral values -- values that d

    Friday, June 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 859
  36. AFGHANISTAN: Women's Mentorship Program Reaches Far Into Afghanistan

    Sakena Yacoobi has worked tirelessly to educate the women of Afghanistan.

    Friday, June 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 870
  37. NEPAL/INDIA: Human Trafficking a Major Concern

    Human trafficking and rehabilitation of the rescued have emerged as major concerns for the state government.

    Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 853
  38. PAKISTAN: Women-Specific Measures Demanded in Budget 2011-12

    Women entrepreneurs have demanded incentives and tax breaks in the Federal Budget 2011-12, saying that progress can o

    Thursday, June 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 855