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  1. PAKISTAN: Conference on Women, Peace and Social Harmony

    To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 169
  2. INDIA: Indian Capital Elects Only Three Women to its Parliament

    Only three women won seats in the Indian capital's 70-member assembly in recent elections, showing women continue to

    Monday, December 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 170
  3. AFGHANISTAN: UK Gives £18.5 Million to Lift Afghan Women's Poll Presence

    Britain will give £18.5 million to Afghanistan to help more Afghan women take part in the presidential election

    Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 158
  4. PAKISTAN: Empower Young Women in Pakistan an Initiative by Monyati

    Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has teamed up once again with the Monyati Initiativ

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 152
  5. INDIA: India Assault Inquiry Marks Shift in Attitudes to Women's Rights

    Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 153
  6. INDIA: In India, Activists Work to Change Mindsets and Empower other Women

    Ever since a young woman was brutally gang raped in New Delhi in 2012, the international media has focused on the cul

    Saturday, November 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 142
  7. INDIA: Pass Reservation Bill in Winter Session: Women's Groups

    Women's rights groups Friday demanded passage of the women's reservation bill in the winter session of parliament, sa

    Friday, November 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 143
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan's First Female Rapper Upbeat on Future

    In a country where women's' rights are still fiercely contested, Soosan Firooz has added a strong new voice to the de

    Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 125
  9. NEPAL: In Polls, an Uphill Battle for Women

    If history is anything to go by, women candidates fielded by the three major parties—UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Cong

    Monday, October 28, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 124
  10. PAKISTAN: Women's Role in Democracy Pivotal

    The role of women in politics of the country from the platform of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) was filled

    Sunday, October 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 122
  11. INDIA: UN Criticises India's Health Policy on Women

    The Indian government has come under severe criticism in a UN-sponsored study for losing its focus on broader sexual

    Saturday, October 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 123
  12. KOSOVO & AFGHANISTAN: Efforts to Develop a Gender Perspective in NATO-Led Operations Get Mixed Review

    A searching independent review finds that NATO and its operational partners have made ‘significant progress' in

    Wednesday, October 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 120
  13. INDIA: India's Ostracized Widows Get Second Chance

    Nearly 2,000 widows who have been abandoned by society and their families live in government shelters lacking basic a

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 107
  14. REPORT: Women and Conflict in Afghanistan

    Executive Summary

    Monday, October 14, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 844
  15. NEPAL: Address Women's Issues: Activists

    While political parties are busy preparing for the second Constituent Assembly (CA) election and working on their man

    Thursday, October 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 113
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Woman Police Officer Survives Violent Assassination Attempt

    Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 078
  17. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Commitment to Human Rights Waning - U.N.

    The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 079
  18. PAKISTAN: Women's Representation: Reduction in Local Govt Seats Decried

    The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) and civil society members expressed concern over the reduced nu

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 058
  19. PAKISTAN: No Bigger Cruelty Than Depriving Women From Voting: SC

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday observed that there was no cruelty bigger than depriving women from their right to vote.

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 060
  20. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai: A Legacy of Failure on Afghan Women's Rights?

    As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 049
  21. PAKISTAN: Women Education to Bring Socio-Economic Change: Fakhar -ul-Haq

    Punjab University, Oriental College Chairman Department of Urdu and Veteran Educationist Professor Fakhar-ul-Haq Noor

    Sunday, August 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 031
  22. NEPAL: Women to Protest for 33% Representation

    Women organizations and Inter Party Women Network (IPWN) are going to launch a series of protest programs in the capi

    Saturday, August 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 032
  23. PAKISTAN: Laws on Women's Issues: All-female Committee to Start Dialogue Soon

    To initiate consultation with different stakeholders on laws for women's issues, the Sindh government formed an eight

    Thursday, August 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 027
  24. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Woman Announced as a Winner of the 2013 N-Peace Awards

    Afghan women's rights advocate Masouda Karokhi was announced as one of the eight winners of the 2013 N-Peace Awards,

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 028
  25. INDIA: Delhi Assaults on Women Rise as Verdict Due in Fatal Rape

    The gang rape and subsequent death of a young medical student seven months ago united India in outrage and brought pr

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 018
  26. NEPAL: US to Encourage Political Participation of Women, Underrepresented

    US Ambassador to Nepal Peter W Bodde has said that the US government will work with the government of Nepal and civil

    Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 017
  27. BANGLADESH: Arrest Shafi, Says Women's Forum

    Bangladesh Nari Mukti Sangsad in a statement on Saturday said ‘Shafi in his remarks have disrespected and offen

    Saturday, July 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 010
  28. PAKISTAN: Awareness Stressed for Women's Participation in Electoral Process

    Speakers stressed on the need for education, awareness and training to enhance participation of women in the electora

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 007
  29. PAKISTAN: Human rights: UN Women to launch social reconstruction plan

    UN Women is set to launch a five-year programme on social stabilisation and reconstruction.

    Monday, July 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 999
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Court Reverses Convictions in Torture of Girl

    A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 001
  31. SOUTH ASIA: South Asia Women's Network Holds Strategic Planning Workshop

    The South Asia Women's Network (SWAN) found an opportunity to hold a Strategic Planning Workshop in Male (Maldives),

    Tuesday, July 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 994
  32. STUDY: A Policy Framework for Women's Equal Rights: Issues, Concerns, and Recommendations

    The National Commission on the Status of Women (NCSW) initiated a study on women and policy in Pakistan at the beginn

    Thursday, June 13, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 813
  33. PAKISTAN: Pakistan India talks: Delhi Policy Group Chief Sees Hope for Peace Process

    Civil society activists in India are hopeful the government led by Nawaz Sharif will work towards improving ties with

    Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 984
  34. PAKISTAN: 1,100 Women in Jails, 35 on Death Row

    Of nearly 75,000 prisoners in jails in Pakistan, around 1,100 are women, according to the Human Rights Commission of

    Monday, June 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 982
  35. INDIA: Supriya Sule to Launch Campaign for Women Empowerment

    NCP MP Supriya Sule along with her other colleagues will launch a campaign to make rural women financially stronger.

    Sunday, June 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 977
  36. INDIA: NGO to Place Delhi 'Murder' Case Before UN Rapporteur

    Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New

    Monday, June 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 974
  37. PAKISTAN: Rural Women Want Land Right, Jobs, Protection Against Violence

    Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr

    Sunday, June 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 973
  38. BANGLADESH: 3-year Pilot Project on Women Empowerment

    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) will provide $450,000 to the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Indu

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 971
  39. SRI LANKA: Sri Lankan Activist Conferred Peace Award

    The first Didi Nirmala Deshpande South Asian Peace and Justice Award for 2013 has been conferred on Sunila Abeysekera

    Saturday, May 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 966
  40. AFGHANISTAN: Jailing of Afghan Women Rises Sharply

    The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 964
  41. AFGHANISTAN: Anger as Afghan MPs Halt Women's Bill Debate

    Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to

    Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 954
  42. INDIA: India's Women Activists Seeing Red

    India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat

    Monday, May 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 950
  43. PAKISTAN: Despite Threats, Pakistani Women Cast Votes in Election

    Despite threats from militant groups, many women headed to the polls in Pakistan to vote in the country's historic el

    Saturday, May 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 949
  44. PAKISTAN: GEM Promotes Gender Inclusive Elections in Pakistan

    The Gender Concerns International's Gender Election Monitoring (GEM) Mission has deployed 15 international and 50 nat

    Tuesday, May 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 946
  45. INDIA: Women in India Continue to Suffer, Says UN Rapporteur

    Despite several amendments in criminal law, women in India continue to suffer, endure denial of constitutional rights

    Thursday, May 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 940
  46. INDIA: Indian Police Arrest Second Suspect in Rape of 5-year-old

    Indian police have arrested a second man in connection with the rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, a police spok

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 938
  47. PAKISTAN: Rights Commission Documents More Than 900 Honor Killings In Pakistan

    In its annual report, the HRCP said 913 girls and women, including 99 minors, were killed in 2012.

    Sunday, April 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 932
  48. PAKISTAN: Daring Woman Enters the Contest

    “My sole motive is to serve my people, especially women who have had no role in politics so far.

    Tuesday, April 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 927
  49. AFGHANISTAN: UN Seriously Concerned at Deaths of Afghan Children and Woman in Recent Clash

    The United Nations today voiced “serious concern” over the deaths of at least 10 Afghan children and a wo

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 929
  50. INDIA: Women Hit Back at India's Rape Culture

    The male tormentor of the young women of the Madiyav slum did not spot the danger until it was too late.

    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 919