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  1. Kurdistan: Women's Rights Activists Endure Death Threats, Attacks

    Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 699
  2. SRI LANKA: Women's Insecurity in the North and East

    Women in Sri Lanka's predominantly Tamil-speaking north and east are facing a desperate lack of security in the after

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 760
  3. IRAQ: Female Suicide Bombers 'Weapon of Choice' for Al-Qaida, Expert Says

    Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 690
  4. EGYPT: Legal teams & advocates work to save women from domestic violence

    In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 668
  5. SYRIA: Syrian Women & Girls -- No Safe Refuge

    In Syria, women and girls are being targeted for rape on a massive scale.

    Sunday, November 18, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 755
  6. 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
  7. AFGHANISTAN: Despite deadly risks, Afghan girls take brave first step

    For many girls in Afghanistan, the simple act of walking to school can be a life-threatening journey.

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 431
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  9. SYRIA: Online Trafficking of Syrian Women Shames All Involved

    Women and girls continue to be the worst affected by Syria's conflict, but their suffering rarely makes the headlines

    Monday, September 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 344
  10. ISRAEL: Women Living in Israel List Sexual Violence as Bigger Security Threat than Bombings

    Women in Israel have very different views on what the basic threats against their security are, depending on factors

    Thursday, August 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 301
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  12. PALESTINE: In Peace, Palestinian Women Under Attack

    Occupied West Bank, Aug 16 2012 (IPS) - After the brutal murder of a Palestinian woman in late July in a busy Bethleh

    Sunday, August 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 303
  13. PAKISTAN: Pakistan's Tribal Justice System: Often a Vehicle for Revenge

    Suleman Khan demanded justice from the tribal elders.

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 265
  14. REPORT: Syrian Women & Girls: Fleeing Death, Facing Ongoing Threats and Humiliation

    Syrian women and girls coming to Lebanon are at increased risk of multiple forms of violence due to generalized insec

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 856
  15. MIDDLE EAST: Women at the Frontiers

    This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 234
  16. NEPAL: Nepal's 'Kamlari' Girls Break the Bonds of Slavery

    Shanta Chaudhary was eight years old when her parents sold her into effective slavery for $75, sending her to scrub,

    Monday, July 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 219
  17. PAKISTAN: Enslaved By Tradition

    Despite the placing on Pakistan's statute books of tougher laws against the practice of `swara' or the “giving

    Thursday, July 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 196
  18. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Rape Case Turns Focus on Local Police

    The policeman spoke with calm and assurance as he insisted that he could not have raped the teenage daughter of a loc

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 183
  19. CAMBODIA: Less Power for Cambodian Women, Report Says

    Cambodian women have fewer opportunities than men, and less access to economic and political positions of power, a Wo

    Monday, June 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 151
  20. SYRIA: Sexual Assault in Detention

    Syrian government forces have used sexual violence to torture men, women, and boys detained during the current confli

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 132
  21. INDONESIA: Indonesia is a 'Dangerous Place' to be a Woman: Poll

    That put Indonesia lower than South Africa and Mexico, and just above Saudi Arabia and India.

    Friday, June 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 382
  22. INDIA: India Advances, But Many Women Still Trapped In Dark Ages

    The birth of a girl, so goes a popular Hindu saying, is akin to the arrival of Lakshmi - the four-armed goddess of we

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 128
  23. New Syria Massacre Includes 40 Women and Children

    Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad "massacred" about 100 people, including many women and children,

    Thursday, June 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 105
  24. INTERNATIONAL: Where Are Women's Rights in Plans to Tackle Rape in War Zones?

    At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 078
  25. Syria Sees No Need for Journalists to Investigate Massacre

    Just hours after a correspondent for Britain's Channel 4 News filed a video report from the Syrian village of Houla,

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 107
  26. PAKISTAN: The Gendered Cost of NATO in Pakistan

    The Domestic Violence Bill was first introduced in Pakistan's National Assembly in 2006 by a woman member of the Paki

    Monday, April 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 049
  27. 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
  28. 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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  30. AFGHANISTAN: In Afghanistan, Underground Girls School Defies Taliban Edict, Threats

    Every morning in this mountain village in eastern Afghanistan, four dozen girls sneak through a square opening in a m

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 027
  31. 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
  32. PACIFIC: OPINION: Pacific Governments Failed Women

    Most of the Pacific Islands region continues to be one of the least women-friendly places in the world.

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 990
  33. UZBEKISTAN: Women in Uzbekistan Report Being Forcibly or Unknowingly Sterilized By the Gov't

    Authorities in Uzbekistan have reportedly been running a secret program in the last two years to sterilize women, oft

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 982
  34. 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
  35. NEPAL: Conflict and Women Victims

    The debate on development, peace and the rule of law entails the notion of reciprocity, as one is necessarily anchore

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 952
  36. 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
  37. PHILIPPINES: Lanao Sur Stakeholders Address Women's Rights in Armed Conflict

    Stakeholders from the various sectors in the province gathered last March 19 at the Institute of Peace and Developmen

    Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 931
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  39. PALESTINE/KASHMIR: Enforced disappearances: Women resist in both Palestine and Kashmir

    Arbitrary arrests. Administrative detention. Abductions. Enforced disappearances. Torture. Rape. Beatings.

    Thursday, March 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 902
  40. UGANDA: 600 Girls Victims of Human Trafficking in Malaysia

    At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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  42. INTERNATIONAL: Can we End Rape as Tool of War?

    We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 786
  43. MYANMAR: Myanmar Military Fuels Forced Labour, Sexual violence - HRW

    Myanmar and its army are continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, namely in ethnic areas with on

    Monday, January 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 699
  44. AFGHANISTAN: Sahar Gul Afghanistan Torture Case Highlights Problems and Progress of Country's Women

    Just 15 years old, Sahar Gul has become the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan.

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 642
  45. BAHRAIN: Report: Excessive Use of Tear Gas Endangers Women Protesters Bahrain

    Expressing grave concern about the ongoing violence that has impacted Bahrain with forty-four casualties, the BCHR &n

    Tuesday, January 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 655