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  1. BANGLADESH: Dhaka's Call to Recruit Women in Senior UN Positions

    Bangladesh, with two women leaders dominating the country's political scene both as Prime Minister and Leader of the

    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 858
  2. AFGHANISTAN: Quota System Helping Afghan Women in Politics

    In Afghanistan's parliament, 68 of the 249 seats are reserved for women.

    Saturday, January 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 872
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  4. PHILIPPINES: Women's Museum Pressed

    GABRIELA Rep.

    Thursday, December 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 899
  5. AFGHANISTAN: Microfinance Faces Hurdles in Empowering Afghan Women

    In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 871
  6. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Supporting Occupied Palestinian Territories' Women

    Vice-President Najah al-Attar on Tuesday stressed the need for Arab women to shoulder their role in country and natio

    Wednesday, December 29, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 877
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  8. AFGHANISTAN: Microfinance Faces Hurdles in Empowering Afghan Women

    In a dimly lit room at the back of an Afghan house, 21-year-old Zahara is crouched on a plank of wood weaving a large

    Tuesday, December 28, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 933
  9. PHILIPPINES: Strengthening the rights of women and children in Mindanao

    The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has pledged anew to help the new administration c

    Monday, December 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 922
  10. INDIA: Maternity Care Improves in Indian Trouble Spots

    In one of the worst areas of maternal care in the world, a health advocacy is teaching Indian women the three big fac

    Monday, December 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 923
  11. IRAQ: Female MPs Slam Under-Representation in Iraq

    Female MPs, both religious and secular, have slammed the under-representation of women in Iraqi institutions, especia

    Sunday, December 26, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 857
  12. KYRGYZSTAN: Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan: A Fateful Tradition

    In Kyrgyzstan, bride kidnapping is considered an old tradition.

    Friday, December 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 895
  13. TURKMENISTAN: Equality Laws Fail to Ensure Turkmen Women's Rights

    In late December, Turkmenistan is due to submit a regular report to the United Nations on how it is meeting its oblig

    Friday, December 24, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 908
  14. PHILIPPINES: No End in Sight to Violence, Poverty and Deprivation Afflicting Filipino Women

    It has been said that the conditions of women and children reflect the state of affairs of that country.

    Thursday, December 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 876
  15. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Being Trained as Frontline Cops for the First Time

    Women in Afghanistan are being recruited as front line police officers for the first time, UK broadcaster Sky News re

    Thursday, December 23, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 884
  16. SOLOMON ISLANDS: Policy Launched as Women Celebrate 10 Years

    Crisis and trouble in the world dominate the headlines, but a woman's world remains silent and unnoticed.

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 869
  17. INDONESIA: Women Increasingly Pay the Price as Regional Bylaws Proliferate

    Despite widespread criticism, the number of discriminatory bylaws continues to increase across the country, a leading

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 873
  18. IRAQ: A Lone Woman in Iraq's New Cabinet

    The new Iraqi government, which received a vote of confidence from parliament on Tuesday, is almost exclusively male,

    Tuesday, December 21, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 879
  19. INDONESIA: The Ups and Downs of Indonesian Women's Movement

    The modern Indonesian women's movement began in the early 1900s, hand-in-hand with the growing nationalism in the cou

    Monday, December 20, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 864
  20. ISRAEL/OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian Women Suffer Harsh Violations in Israeli Jails

    Riyadh al-Ashqar, spokesman of the P.A.

    Sunday, December 19, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 944
  21. INDIA: India Asks UN to do More Against Sexual Violence

    Advocating greater participation of women in the areas of conflict prevention, peace negotiations, peace keeping and

    Saturday, December 18, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 966
  22. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Fear New-Found Freedom Will Disappear

    Nine years after religiously conservative Taliban fighters forced women into hiding, many have emerged from the shado

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 851
  23. MALAYSIA: Rural Daughters Risk Abuse to Earn Money in Malaysia

    Every day after school, Puoet Sokhea comes home to a ramshackle hut in Rovieng district, Preah Vihear province, and b

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 863
  24. AFGHANISTAN/SOMALIA/DRC: President's Corner - Violence Against Women, It's also a Men's Problem

    In many of the conflicts of the last decades – from Afghanistan to Somalia, from the Balkans to the Democratic

    Friday, December 17, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 938
  25. AFGHANISTAN: Risky Road to Hospital

    At 4am, Abdul Malek and his pregnant wife were in a rented car heading to Boost Hospital in Lashkargah, capital of so

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 834
  26. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian Woman Enters her Fifteenth Day of Hunger Strike in Israeli Jail

    A Palestinian woman being held in prison by the Israelis has entered the fifteenth day of a hunger strike.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 837
  27. CANADA/AFGHANISTAN: Focus Future Afghan efforts on Women, Report Urges

    A new Senate committee urges the government to put women's rights in Afghanistan at the top of its priority list for

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 838
  28. UZBEKISTAN: UNFPA report links peace, security and development to women's rights

    Global Report of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) "State of the World Population 2010" was launch

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 842
  29. CANADA/AFGHANISTAN: Put Women in Afghan Army, Senate Report Says

    Canada should threaten to withhold aid to Afghanistan unless women are fully included in the peace process and push f

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 853
  30. BURMA: The Women of Burma: Courageous Under Horrific Fire and Abuse

    The Karen are one of the largest ethnic groups in Burma, with a population estimated to be around 7 million.

    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 854
  31. TIMOR-LESTE: Sexual Assault Survivors Face Long Legal Delays

    As the number of reported sexual crimes in Timor Leste increases, survivors - mostly women and girls - must wait up t

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 867
  32. KURDISTAN: KDP Assigns 10% Leadership Quota to Women

    The official spokesman for the 13th congress of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) stated Tuesday the assembly memb

    Wednesday, December 15, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 965
  33. FIJI: New Data on Violence

    A JOINT study by Fiji School of Medicine and the World Health Organisation revealed that majority of women who are vi

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 844
  34. KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan Pushes Gender up on the Agenda

    Unnoticed by many, Kazakhstan now ranks ahead of some of its EU partners according to the World Economic Forum's Glob

    Monday, December 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 785
  35. PAKISTAN: Lawmakers Quota Opens Doors for Pakistan Women

    What challenges do women face in politics?

    Sunday, December 12, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 745
  36. KURDISTAN: Kurdish Women in Southeast Turkey Grow Strong Support Networks

    Long-term activism in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has empowered women to protect themselves through

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 746
  37. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestinian Women: UN Role Must Be Re-Evaluated

    Palestinian women leaders called for re-evaluating the role of the UN in the Palestine cause and its ability to abide

    Friday, December 10, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 777
  38. NEPAL: 'Women's Participation a Must for a Comprehensive Peace Process' National Action Plan to Address Gender Issues

    Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Rakam Chemjong today said the ministry is formulating a new national action pla

    Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 758
  39. OCCUPIED PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES: Palestine Swears in First Female Magistrate on Judicial Council

    On Thursday, Samoud Dhamiri al-Yameen was sworn in as the first female magistrate on the Islamic Judicial Council of

    Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 764
  40. AFGHANISTAN: UN Says Afghanistan Failing on Protecting Women's Basic Rights

    The United Nations says traditional women's rights are being violated across Afghanistan, urging the country's leader

    Thursday, December 9, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 773
  41. LEBANON: Men Stand to Endorse the 'Protection of Women from Family Violence' Law in Lebanon

    On November 25, 2010, Lebanon joined over 55 countries around the world by organising the first White Ribbon Campaign

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 765
  42. IRAQ: Displaced Women Still Struggle for Survival

    Displaced Iraqi female-headed families who have returned home are still experiencing major livelihood challenges, say

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 739
  43. BURMA: War Looms for Kachin as Junta Ceasefire Crumbles

    Sixteen years after Burma's military regime reached a ceasefire deal with the country's second largest rebel group, t

    Tuesday, December 7, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 786
  44. INDIA/EGYPT/ECUADOR/RWANDA/PAPUA NEW GUINEA: UN Promotes 'Safe Cities' Program for Women

    The abuse of women has been going on for centuries and it is often the case that a woman is killed before the problem

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 715
  45. LEBANON: Lebanese Call for End to Violence Against Women

    Last week, Lebanese women's rights activists launched a 16-day campaign to push parliament to pass new legislation to

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 716
  46. INDONESIA: Editorial: Empowered Indonesian Women Are Key to the Future

    Across emerging Asia, women are striving for progress.

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 780
  47. CAMBODIA: Empowering Cambodian Women--and Themselves

    Danielle Moore and Kristen Paonessa knew they wanted to do a cubicle-free international co-op that enabled them to ap

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 781
  48. CAMBODIA: NGO Launches Women's Rights Campaign

    A local NGO has said it would distribute 5,000 books designed to increase awareness of laws and services related to r

    Monday, December 6, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 782
  49. VIETNAM: Vietnam Leads Region in Gender Gap Eradication

    Vietnam is evaluated as the best performer in Southeast Asia in terms of eradicating gender gap over the past 20 year

    Sunday, December 5, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 761
  50. NEPAL: Two Action Plans on the Cards

    The government is formulating two action plans with an objective to address the woes of those women and children who

    Saturday, December 4, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 731

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