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  1. PAKISTAN: Khar Paints Rosy Picture of Human Rights in Pakistan

    Keen to defend the country's record because of candidacy for the Nov 12 election to HRC and hopes of qualifying for n

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 587
  2. MYANMAR: Forging a New Path: Women at the Peace Tables in Myanmar

    Mi Kun Chan Non, a representative of the Mon Women's Organization, and one of the only two female observers of the Mo

    Wednesday, October 31, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 588
  3. PAKISTAN: Many Swat Women Share Misery

    Several of them are regular visitors to Peshawar High Court where their respective cases have long been pending.

    Monday, October 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 585
  4. PACIFIC: Regional Action Plan On Women Peace and Security

    Speaking at the launch ceremony held at the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat in Suva, Fiji, the Forum Chair, Hon.

    Friday, October 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 586
  5. IRAN: Iranian Dissidents Win Esteemed Human Rights Prize

    A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday

    Friday, October 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 597
  6. AFGHANISTAN: International Development Committee publishes report on Afghanistan

    The Department for International Development (DFID) must do more to improve the lives of women in Afghanistan who con

    Thursday, October 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 575
  7. ISRAEL: UN Independent Expert calls for Boycott of Businesses Profiting from Israeli Settlements

    A United Nations independent expert today called on the world body's General Assembly, as well as civil society, to t

    Thursday, October 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 445
  8. PAKISTAN: PTI Women Hold Rally Against Drone Attacks

    The protesting female workers led by PTI leader Aysha Gulalay Wazir were holding placards and banners inscribed with

    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 561
  9. IRAN: Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Winner Predicts Persian Spring

    Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 555
  10. PAKISTAN: Violence Against Women High in Peshawar

    Other districts are Lahore, Okara, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Sialkot, Gujrat, DG Khan, Pakpattan, Muzaffargar

    Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 563
  11. PAKISTAN: Culture of Impunity Blamed for Violence Against Women

    The report adds that the FIRs of around 59 per cent of the cases in the province were not registered.

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 549
  12. PAKISTAN: Violence against women: 'Sexual violence increasing in K-P'

    Activists said the provincial government should appoint an ombudsperson to redress women's complaints against harassm

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 542
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Clerics Denounce Violence Against Women

    Afghan women's safety activists say a new partnership with religious leaders can help stop Taliban attacks on girls a

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 544
  14. AFGHANISTAN: Women Soldiers' Role in Afghan Frontline Villages Caught on Camera

    The decade-long war in Afghanistan has been the focus of countless books and exhibitions, but there is one view of th

    Friday, October 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 562
  15. AFGHANISTAN: Sisters in Arms: Young Afghan Activist Continues Malala's Fight

    The news that the Taliban gunned down a schoolgirl last week shocked the world, but not a young woman named Noorjahan

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 537
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Woman's Beheading Latest In Alarming Trend

    In the latest incident, an 18-year-old identified only as Najibullah was arrested on October 13 in connection with th

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 540
  17. KYRGYZSTAN: Move To Toughen Kyrgyz Bride-Snatching Laws Gains Momentum

    In Kyrgyzstan, someone who steals a cow could go to prison for up to 11 years.

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 541
  18. NEPAL: Women Empowerment Nepal's top Development Agenda

    “Following the political change of 2006, concrete steps have been taken to empower women and increase the propo

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 564
  19. AFGHANISTAN: Crimes Against Women in Greater Numbers Than Reported: AG

    Mohammad Ishaq Aloko told TOLOnews that because most women in the remote areas of the country do not have access to o

    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 576
  20. PAKISTAN: Women Police Problems Highlighted

    This information was shared at a ‘group discussion on women police' which was organised by a non-governmental o

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 529
  21. BANGLADESH: Violence Against Women Persists in Bangladesh

    Police statistics and assessments by non-government organisations (NGOs) working to establish women's rights show tha

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 530
  22. SRI LANKA: The Women Clearing Sri Lanka's Mines

    Many were randomly scattered by Tamil Tiger rebels in the final months before their defeat.

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 535
  23. FIJI: UN Security Council passes resolution to address women's contributions

    The Resolution 1325 is the first resolution ever passed by the UN Security Council which laid the foundation for equa

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 536
  24. INDONESIA: Interfaith Women's Peacemaking in Indonesia

    Based in Ambon, the provincial capital of Maluku and the site of the most severe violence between Christians and Musl

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 552
  25. PALESTINE: Palestinian Women's Business Forum to participate in HCEF's 3rd Business, Investments & ICT Conference

    Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b

    Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 571
  26. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Women Should Be Full Partners In Arab Spring, US Envoy Says

    The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 518
  27. SYRIA: U.N. Turns the Spotlight on Syria, Sexual Violence

    In addition to the 123 heads of state who will meet for the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 annual gathering of U.N.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 526
  28. IRAQ: The Kurds' Starvation

    Kurds are a forgotten people.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 567
  29. PAKISTAN: Towards Women Empowerment

    It was stressed that representation of women in Parliament and the Senate must be between 33 and 50 per cent.

    Monday, October 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 514
  30. BURMA: Women Sidelined From Burma's Fledgling Peace Process

    As the dark-grey rain clouds gather and another late afternoon monsoon downpour threatens to unleash itself on the ci

    Monday, October 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 528
  31. PALESTINE: All-Female Ticket Aims to Be Heard, if Not Seen

    The faces of five men in business suits and one woman in a white head scarf beam under the slogan “Modern Hebro

    Sunday, October 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 570
  32. PAKISTAN: Girls Determined to Fight Guns With Books

    Malala, 14, who suffered gunshot injuries to her head in the attack in Swat Oct.

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 504
  33. PAKISTAN: Obstacles to Pashtun Women's Leadership

    Afridi's death, as one of the very few Pashtun women leaders in any field, leaves a large gap and begs the question o

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 505
  34. BURMA: Western 'Peace Fund' Initiative Criticized

    The aid plans were launched earlier this year by Norway, the World Bank, European Union, United Kingdom, United Natio

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 519
  35. PAKISTAN: Drive Planned to Curb Violence Against Women

    While presiding over a meeting of civil society organisations' representatives on Thursday, NCWS Chairperson Anis Har

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 531
  36. FIJI: FWCC and FWRM Make Constitution Presentations

    “While both the organisations sent in our full documents to the Commission on the 10th, as per the deadline for

    Friday, October 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 533
  37. OPINION: Women an Essential Part of Peace-Building

    “There will be no significant rehabilitation or reconstruction of war-torn societies without women,” the

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 503
  38. CAMBODIA: Sexual Violence Recounted During KR Regime

    Sok Samith told of her Vietnamese friend impregnated by rape, forced to work in shackles and then sent to prison wher

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 507
  39. IRAN: Rights Activists Beaten, Raped in Iran: U.N.

    Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 521
  40. EGYPT: Protests Against Egyptian Constitution Draft Connecting Women's Rights to Sharia Law

    The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza

    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 527
  41. PHILIPPINES: Women and Peace Advocates Laud and Celebrate Historic Framework Agreement

    WE Act 1325 wishes to be counted among the many civil society organizations and other stakeholders who celebrate the

    Wednesday, October 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 496
  42. PAKISTAN: Violence Behind High Suicide Ratio in Chitral Women

    Legal Awareness Programme for Human Rights (LAPH) organised the workshop to sensitise journalists to the issue and wa

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 476
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  44. ASIA: Asian Women Peace Activists Honored for Work in Conflict

    From high-level public figures to grassroots activists, the winners include a survivor of a rocket-propelled grenade

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 493
  45. PAKISTAN: Gender Uplift, Juvenile Protection: Fata Gets Funds But Not Laws

    The Fata Civil Secretariat earmarked Rs60 million in the ADP for tribal areas for current fiscal year under the head

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 499
  46. PALESTINE: Fatima Hajj: Every Palestinian Woman

    I woke up early that Sunday morning last May to attend the Nakba Day at Kass-Kass Park, just outside of Shatila Pales

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 473
  47. AFGHANISTAN: Don't Forget Us in Afghan Transition, Women Plead

    “We do not want to go back on our gains.

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 478
  48. PAKISTAN: Women Police, Their Role in Curbing Crime Discussed

    The event was organised by Individualland, a research-based consultancy and advocacy group, supported by the Royal No

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 500
  49. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan War Getting Worse for Civilians, ICRC Says

    Outgoing head of the ICRC delegation in Afghanistan, Reto Stocker, a seven-year veteran of Afghan aid efforts, said a

    Monday, October 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 534
  50. PHILIPPINES: Philippine Government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front Reach Historic Peace Agreement

    The conflict in Mindanao has by some estimates cost the lives of at least 120,000 people since the 1970s and displace

    Sunday, October 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 488

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