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  1. 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
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  3. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. CEDAW Shadow Report on Nepal

    Introduction

    Wednesday, June 1, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 473
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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

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