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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 993
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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