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  1. SOUTH ASIA: Women's Peace Offensive

    ‘Give peace a chance' may just be another cliché for many, but for women who have suffered the ravages o

    Tuesday, December 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 545
  2. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Lead Protest Against Government Corruption

    Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan — Several hundred women, many holding aloft pictures of relatives killed by d

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 647
  3. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Among 'Worst Off' In World

    Afghan women are among the worst off in the world, violence against them is "endemic" and Afghanistan's gov

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 649
  4. AFGHANISTAN: Gov't and Donors Fail to Protect Women's Rights

    Attention over the past week has focused on United States President Barack Obama's decision to "surge" t

    Monday, December 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 650
  5. AFGHANISTAN: Keep Promises to Afghan Women

    Eight years after the fall of the Taliban, women and girls suffer high levels of violence and discrimination and have

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 651
  6. We Have the Promises of the World: Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    The US and its allies cited the defense of women's rights as one of the primary reasons, after the need to root out a

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 580
  7. Monthly Action Points On Women, Peace, and Security: Security Council: December 2009

    Tuesday, December 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 240
  8. AFGHANISTAN: Rape in Afghanistan a Profound Problem

    Rape in Afghanistan is under-reported, concealed and a human rights problem of "profound proportions", the

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 652
  9. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Would Rather Talk About Recovery

    As the world waits for President Barack Obama to announce next week his plan to send up to 30,000 additional U.S.

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 654
  10. AFGHANISTAN: Amid War Afghanistan Trains Thousands of New Midwives

    Through a courtyard piled high with heaps of trash and teeming with flies, two sturdy women sit in a cool, dark room

    Sunday, November 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 656
  11. IRAN: Women and the Struggle for Democracy in Iran: A Discussion With a Nobel Laureate

    "The Iranian women's movement is not simply demanding equal rights alone.

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 657
  12. AFGHANISTAN: Don't Quit on Afghan Women

    As an Afghan woman who for many years lived a life deprived of the most basic human rights, I find unbearable the tho

    Wednesday, October 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 659
  13. SOUTH ASIA: Women's Peace Offensive

    ‘Give peace a chance' may just be another cliché for many, but for women who have suffered the ravages o

    Sunday, October 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 550
  14. MIDDLE EAST: Demonstrators in the Pink in Copley Square

    Pink wigged-protesters and hundreds of other demonstrators wielding posters calling for peace converged on Copley Squ

    Sunday, October 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 660
  15. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women Rally For More Seats On Provincial Councils

    Dozens of Afghan women protested against the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan (IECA) on October 7 for a

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 662
  16. INDIA: Women Beat the Odds to Leave a Mark as Village Leaders

    When Kusum Lata, 40, decided to run for election in her village, she felt frightened.

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 549
  17. USTPAC Supports Secretary Clintons Efforts to End Rape as a Weapon of War

    Joe Ratnam, a spokesman for the US Tamil Political Action Council (USTPAC), said, "USTPAC endorses and supports

    Tuesday, October 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 816
  18. Strategies for Policymakers: Bringing Women into Peace Negotiations

    As leaders in civil society, particularly during and following violent conflict, women are critical players in peace

    Thursday, October 1, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 129
  19. NEPAL: Women Fighters in Nepal

    In some ways, the problem is pure maths.

    Saturday, September 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 551
  20. PAKISTAN: Where Swat Women Fear to Tread

    There has been some return to normality in Pakistan's troubled Swat District since the army's military campaign in th

    Sunday, September 13, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 554
  21. AFGHANISTAN: Many Women Stayed Away From the Polls In Afghanistan

    Five years ago, with the country at peace, traditional taboos easing and Western donors pushing for women to particip

    Monday, August 31, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 848
  22. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Elections Seen As A Setback For Women

    For women, Afghanistan's recent elections appear to have been more of a setback than a step forward.

    Monday, August 24, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 849
  23. AFGHANISTAN: Slow Gains for Afghan women

    Last spring, I wrote from Kabul about the controversy over a law that would have restored Taliban-style restrictions

    Wednesday, August 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 850
  24. AFGHANISTAN: For Afghan Women, Rights Again at Risk

    When the United States and its allies went to war against the Taliban after the Sept.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 851
  25. NEPAL: UN Helps Fight Against Gender Violence, Discrimination

    The United Nations is stepping up its efforts to help protect the rights of Nepalese women, who are increasingly vict

    Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 027
  26. AFGHANISTAN: 2 Women Vie for Afghan Presidency

    In a country where most women leave home only under the cover of a burqa, Shahla Atta wears bright pink nail polish,

    Wednesday, August 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 855
  27. NEPAL: Women Push for Gender Equality in New Constitution

    A political crisis, which has dragged on for months, crippling progress in drafting a new constitution for Nepal by t

    Monday, August 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 028
  28. AFGHANISTAN: Justice Key to Ensuring Human Rights for All Afghans – UN envoy

    The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today called for strengthening the country's justice system, which he str

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 861
  29. NEPAL: Can Nepal Women 'Untouchables' Outlive Tired Caste Systems?

    “On March 20, Kumari was accused of practicing witchcraft by the villagers, and was mercilessly beaten up and f

    Friday, July 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 115
  30. NEPAL: Nepal Widows Dismiss Marriage Incentive

    Widows in Nepal are protesting against a decision by the Nepalese government to offer a cash incentive to men for mar

    Thursday, July 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 029
  31. NEPAL: Heartache for Wives of Bhutanese Refugees

    More than a thousand Nepalese women married to Bhutanese refugees fear they may be left out of the third country rese

    Thursday, July 2, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 032
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  33. INDIA: Dousing Tribal Flare-Ups in Assam's Hilss

    Walson Teron, 51, who belongs to the Karbi tribe and lived in Langmili village in the Karbi Anglong Hills District of

    Wednesday, July 1, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 030
  34. Pakistan's Displaced Girls and Women - an Opportunity for Education

    Violence in northern Pakistan has forced millions of people to flee from their homes.

    Thursday, June 11, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 288
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  36. INDIA: UPA Reaffirms Commitment to Women's Empowerment

    UPA government, in its new beginning, reaffirmed its commitment to women's empowerment by promising not just early pa

    Friday, June 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 035
  37. INDIA: In Gujarat, Women Create Classrooms for Peace

    In 2002, Gujarat was the site of one of the worst communal riots in India's history, with tensions between majority a

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 037
  38. Operational Effectiveness and UN Resolution 1325 - Practices and Lessons from Afghanistan

    On December 12, 2007, the North Atlantic Council decided to develop common concepts and a Policy Directive on UN Reso

    Sunday, May 31, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 167
  39. AFGHANISTAN: The Military Hides Under the Skirts of Women to Justify War in Afghanistan

    For eight years, many Americans have justified the war in Afghanistan as a moral battle to "protect" Afghan

    Thursday, May 21, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 874
  40. PAKISTAN: Female IDPs Struggle in Unfamiliar Settings

    Attracted by loud bickering, a small group of people surround a rickshaw near a market in Islamabad.

    Monday, May 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 039
  41. INDIA: A Step Forward - But Women in India Still Underrepresented in Politics

    Sonia Gandhi, Jayalalithaa Jayaraman and Mamata Bannerjee will be some of the most influential women in India after t

    Sunday, May 17, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 038
  42. PAKISTAN: IDP Health in The Spotlight

    The health problems faced by internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the over 20 camps in Pakistan's North West Fronti

    Sunday, April 26, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 031
  43. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Women's Rights Advocate Suraya Pakzad among TIME's 2009 Top 100 People

    TIME Magazine has recognized Afghan women's rights advocate Ms. Suraya Pakzad as one of its top 100 people in 2009.

    Thursday, April 9, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 876
  44. SRI LANKA: State Terrorism Against Tamil Women

    The sexual violence of the Sri Lankan military against Tamil women is fully tolerated by Political leadership and tho

    Wednesday, March 18, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 694
  45. INDIA: Understanding and Responding To The Mangalore Assaults

    How should we in the women's movement understand and respond to the cluster of assaults by the Rama Sene, Bajrang Dal

    Wednesday, February 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 040
  46. PAKISTAN: Acid Attack Victims Suffer in Silence

    “I want acid thrown on his face and body”, said Maria Shah, aged 25, a lady health worker from Shikarpur,

    Tuesday, February 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 041
  47. INDIA: Women's Freedom, Not 'Pub Culture', Is Their Target...

    Around 40 goons of the `Sri Ram Sene´ entered a pub, assaulted people there, dragged women by the hair, molesti

    Monday, February 2, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 042
  48. PAKISTAN: Wail of Pakistan Girl Sounds Alarm of Abused Maids

    Twelve-year-old Amina was so abused by the man in the house where she worked that neighbors called the police and hel

    Sunday, February 1, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 043
  49. INDIA: Why Ram Sene is Horrific and Honour Killings Routine

    So we rise in justified rage against the attack on women at a Mangalore pub by yet another gang of self-proclaimed cu

    Sunday, February 1, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 044
  50. BANGLADESH: Women Move Forward But Challenges Remain

    Women in Bangladesh have taken a significant step towards greater equality, chalking up a parliamentary milestone: ne

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 045

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