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  1. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EASt: Has the Arab Spring Been a Disaster for Women?

    It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 625
  2. 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
  3. INTERNATIONAL: New Issues in Refugee Research

    According to UNHCR there are over 15 million refugees throughout the world.

    Monday, October 22, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 739
  4. 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
  5. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: A Mapping of Cooperative Health Programs in Palestine and Israel

    Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 712
  6. MENA: The Arab Spring for Women? Gender, Representation, and Middle East Politics in 2011 (Academic)

    A number of news articles, news programs, and pundits have described the “Arab Spring” as an "Arab S

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 722
  7. MENA: Women's Rights Movements in the 'Arab Spring': Major Victories for Human Rights, or Symbolic Accommodations to Strengthen Regime Change Movements?

    American journalist Lara Logan explained on camera how she endured a sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but cou

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 723
  8. MENA: Women's Rights and the Arab Spring Middle East/North Africa Overview and Fact Sheet

    Successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt in the last year have sparked movements against dictatorships across the Mi

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 725
  9. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring reforms still leaving women out in the cold

    Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 404
  10. HAITI: Will it Work for Women? New Gender Action Case Assesses World-Bank Financed Haitian National Housing Policy

    Gender Action's new case study, Haiti's National Housing Policy: Will it Work for Women?

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 413
  11. INTERNATIONAL: United Nations Foundation's Girl Up Campaign and Girls on the Run International Announce Partnership

    Today the United Nations Foundation's Girl Up campaign announced its partnership with the organization Girls on the R

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 414
  12. PAKISTAN: New Commission on Female Status Remains in Limbo

    The slow progress stands in contrast to the government's tall claims regarding women development and empowerment &mda

    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 386
  13. SOUTH AFRICA: What's A South African Woman To Do?

    When South African women marched against the discriminatory laws of Apartheid in 1956, their rally cry — &ldquo

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 373
  14. FIJI: Overcoming the Impossible

    Delana's achievement is not only outstanding but in the history of Fiji, there has never been a gold medallist at the

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 376
  15. INTERNATIONAL: Scalable Progress for Women Now Moving Swiftly in Mongolia

    MONGOLIA: Thanks to the vast mineral wealth inside the region, Mongolia is now showing progress toward the reduction

    Friday, September 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 364
  16. PAKISTAN: PPP Protected Minorities, Women Rights'

    Talking to APP, he said reservation of four seats for minorities in the Senate and work on 'Minorities Protection Bil

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 324
  17. IRAN: Journalist and Women's Rights Activist Imprisoned for 'Insulting the President' and 'Spreading Propaganda'



    Amnesty calls for the immediate release of Zhila Bani-Yaghoub

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 308
  18. INTERNATIONAL: Ban: Leadership of Young Women Crucial to Advance Development Worldwide

    “The lack of women's representation – of women's empowerment – affects individual women's rights &n

    Monday, August 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 325
  19. INTERNATIONAL: As Gender Data Analysis Sharpens More Global Women Can Be Empowered

    Women make enormous contributions to their families and their communities, and there is compelling evidence that wome

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 277
  20. KURDISTAN: First Impressions From Women Delegates to North Kurdistan

    “More and more women are becoming politically active and so the number of women in prison is rising too.”

    Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 368
  21. LATIN AMERICA: Best and Worst Countries in Latin America for Women

    The best places for women to live in Latin America and the Caribbean are Barbados and Cuba, according to a May report

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 207
  22. PAKISTAN: Women's True Participation in Political Process Demanded

    Participants of a national consultation have demanded representation of female political workers in all party ranks t

    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 179
  23. RWANDA: Vulnerable Women Acquire Life Skills

    At least 43 vulnerable women in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District have successfully completed a nine month training cours

    Monday, June 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 170
  24. SAUDI ARABIA: The Saudi Transition and Women's Right to Drive

    Last Sunday, June 17, marked the first anniversary of the Saudi Women2Dr

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 164
  25. The Revolution and the Emancipation of Women: A Reflection on Sankara's Speech, 25 Years Later

    I would like to situate my ideas within the geo-political context of the popular uprisings that continue to take plac

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 623
  26. INTERNATIONAL: Will the World Listen to Women?

    What does birth control have anything to do with reducing global emissions?

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 162
  27. MONTENEGRO: Learning About Rights Helps Roma Women in Montenegro

    Women are discriminated against in most societies.

    Wednesday, June 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 169
  28. BAHRAIN: Rights Push "Helped Battle Gender Bias"

    Major improvements to women's rights in Bahrain has lead to greater equality in the country's courts, said Her Royal

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 141
  29. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Women Postpone Driving Protest

    Saudi female activists who had been expected to brave a driving ban have postponed a planned day of action for Sunday

    Sunday, June 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 045
  30. INTERNATIONAL: Burma's Aung San Suu Kyi Formally Accepts Nobel Peace Prize 21 Years Later

    Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi formally accepted her Nobel Peace Prize today, more than two decades after

    Saturday, June 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 134
  31. INTERNATIONAL: International Criminal Court Swears in Gambian Lawyer as its New Prosecutor

    The International Criminal Court swears in Gambian lawyer Fatou Bensouda as its new prosecutor Friday, the first woma

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 131
  32. ZIMBABWE: Women Activists Call for Aggressive Outreach to UN Bodies

    “There is need to provide more information about how individuals and organisations can know more about the UN C

    Saturday, May 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 051
  33. LATIN AMERICA: Latin America Opens Up to Equality

    Quietly and against the odds, women are stepping up the political ladder in Latin America, moving ahead of the United

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 034
  34. INTERNATIONAL: Why Women Are a Foreign Policy Issue

    The most pressing global problems simply won't be solved without the participation of women. Seriously, guys.

    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 029
  35. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
  36. TIMOR-LESTE: East Timor: New President, Same Problems for Women

    The recent election of José Maria de Vasconcelos, or Taur Matan Ruak as he is known, to the Presidency of Timo

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 019
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  38. ARAB SPRING: Have Women's Rights Been Forgotten?

    "What is the future for democracy in the Middle East, following the Arab Spring?"… "Depends how

    Monday, April 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 032
  39. TURKEY: 2 500 Women Activists Travel to Istanbul for AWID Forum

    More than 2,500 women from 140 countries traveled to İstanbul on Thursday for the start of the Association of Wo

    Thursday, April 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 009
  40. DRC: A Fashion Show Featuring Women Living with HIV

    This past March was designated women's month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

    Wednesday, April 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 010
  41. AMERICAS: Putting Women on the Agenda in Cartagena

    It's the Americas' largest reunion.

    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 000
  42. NORTH AFRICA: Was the Arab Spring a Step Backward for Women?

    A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 012
  43. BURMA: Burma Treads Rocky Path to Democracy

    It is never easy to persuade those who have acquired power forcibly of the wisdom of peaceful change," Aung San

    Wednesday, April 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 966
  44. DRC: Reducing Gender Based Violence in DRC through Behaviour Change Strategies

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has become infamous in recent years as the “rape capital of the world,&r

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 956
  45. USA: Our Commitment to Afghan Women

    Over the course of a decade and through the administrations of two presidents of different political parties, the Uni

    Tuesday, April 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 959
  46. PNG: Statement: Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women

    At the end of her official country mission to Papua New Guinea, the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women,

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 938
  47. FemLINKPACIFIC Women Peace and Human Security Update 2 of 2012

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 585
  48. KASHMIR: Women from State Demand Protection of Rights

    A two-day women conference with different political views from state was held between 18-19th March.

    Monday, March 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 915
  49. Syrian Women on the Frontlines, Determined Not to Be Sidelined

    In the face of the most prolonged government crackdown in the Arab Spring, Syrian women are protesting alongside men,

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 121
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