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  1. INDIA: "Silent Observer" Fails to Silence India's Activists on Girl Abortions

    A new device called a "Silent Observer" -- hailed as a solution to curbing the practice of aborting female

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 619
  2. 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
  3. PAKISTAN: A Monumental Triumph

    The fact that within a period of one month Pakistan has passed three pro-women bills can be considered a tremendous a

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 533
  4. NEPAL: Women at Higher Risk From Climate Disasters

    Women are facing disproportionately high risks to their livelihoods and health from climate change, as well as associ

    Wednesday, December 7, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 503
  5. 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
  6. The Future of Women's Rights in Afghanistan: Interview with Fariba Nawa

    I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News.

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 539
  7. 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
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Has 'Long Way To Go' in Protecting Women From Violence

    There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected, says a United Nations report release

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 444
  9. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women's Rights 'Under Threat'

    Women's rights in Afghanistan are once again under threat after 10 years of progress, two leading British aid agencie

    Monday, October 3, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 270
  10. KASHMIR: Stress And Suspended Lives

    Women in Kashmir are the worst sufferers of conflict. Experts say women generally have less tolerance for trauma.

    Monday, September 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 160
  11. KASHMIR: Kashmiri Women Bear the Brunt

    Guns may have fallen silent in Indian-administered Kashmir but the fallout of the conflict, particularly on the healt

    Thursday, September 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 193
  12. KASHMIR: Kashmiri Woman Alleges Rape by Two Army Personnel

    Police in Jammu and Kashmir have registered a complaint of abduction and rape based on allegations by a woman against

    Friday, July 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 122
  13. PAKISTAN: Torture – a Word Missing in Pakistan's Penal Code

    Just five days before the submission date, the government has yet to begin work on its report on the Convention Again

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 102
  14. NEPAL: Grant Citizenship Certificate on Gender Equality Basis

    Women Constituent Assembly (CA) members underlined the need to specify constitutional provision in the new constituti

    Thursday, July 14, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 094
  15. PAKISTAN: Trafficking of Women is a Fast Growing Crime

    Trafficking in people for prostitution and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international crimina

    Monday, July 11, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 081
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan's Women are at the Sharp End of War

    Afghan women face a bleak future unless women's rights are included as a non-negotiable element of any future politic

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 063
  17. Report: Girls/Women`s Challanges in Afghanistan

    In 2001, after the fall of the Taliban regime, reconstruction of political and economical structures began in Afghani

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 461
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
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  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
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  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. INTERNATIONAL/AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Hell for Mothers Too

    Sadly, it is not surprising that Afghanistan is again ranked as the worst place in the world to be a mother, accordin

    Monday, May 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 686
  45. BANGLADESH/INTERNATIONAL: Historic May Day: Women and children perspective

    The historic May Day is being observed in Bangladesh along with the rest of the world today, with the pledge to estab

    Sunday, May 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 682
  46. BANGLADESH: Bangladeshi Women Defy Islamic Clergy

    Bangladeshi women are pushing government to implement the recently approved National Women Development Policy (NWDP)

    Friday, April 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 680
  47. SRI LANKA: 'National Security' in Post-War Sri Lanka: Women's (In) Security in the North

    Resurrecting the ‘undead Tiger' to secure the citizen: How the situation of women belie the dominant security
    Monday, April 25, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 642
  48. AFGHANISTAN: Westchester Poet Pamela Hart Mentors Afghan Women Writers

    We've all heard stories about how hard it is for girls and women in Afghanistan.

    Sunday, April 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 655
  49. 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
  50. Afghan Women and the United Nations

    UN Women working for Afghan women.

    Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 377