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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. ISRAEL: Women of the Wall Pray for Equality

    Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri

    Sunday, December 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 687
  5. IRAN: Imprisoned Human Rights Attorney Sotoudeh Sends Letter to World

    After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.

    Friday, December 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 686
  6. 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
  7. SYRIA: Where Are the Missing Brides of Peace? Women Activists Who Protested About Violence in Syria - and Were Dragged off to Jail in their Wedding Dresses

    Marched through the middle a market in Damascus carrying red banners that read 'Stop all military operations in Syria

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 669
  8. EGYPT: Egypt Women Deserve Rights Now, Not Later

    On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w

    Monday, November 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 655
  9. 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
  10. IRAN: Iran Deputies To Mull Draft Law Restricting Women's Right To Travel

    Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 650
  11. IRAN: Iranian Human Rights Lawyer in Fourth Week of Hunger Strike

    Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 639
  12. KURDISTAN: Prominent Kurdish MP Joins Turkey Hunger Strike

    Prominent female lawmaker and rights activist Leyla Zana who symbolises the Kurdish struggle in Turkey has joined hun

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 656
  13. 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
  14. SYRIA: The Swallows of Syria

    Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 640
  15. IRAN: Women Political Prisoners in Evin Prison, Still on Hunger Strike / Transport to Hospital Karami

    According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 614
  16. PALESTINE: Young Palestinian Activists Carry Out Their Role in Bringing About Peace

    In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi

    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 601
  17. IRAN: Women Prisoners on Hunger Strike

    Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad

    Monday, November 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 638
  18. KASHMIR: Healing the Wounds of Kashmir's Forgotten Other Half

    A conference on Peace and Justice for Kashmiri Women in Srinagar [ Images ] recently brought together representatives

    Saturday, November 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 605
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. IRAQ: The Kurds' Starvation

    Kurds are a forgotten people.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 567
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. MENA: Women and the Arab Spring, Human Rights from the Ground Up

    Dominant human rights frameworks tend to define women's human rights in terms of individual political rights, a frame

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 715
  31. MENA: Women and the Arab Spring, Taking Their Place?

    On 18 January 2011, in Cairo, Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old blogger, posted a video on Facebook calling for a demonstr

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 716
  32. MENA: The Role of Social Media in Arab Women's Empowerment

    The societal and political transformations sweeping the Arab region have empowered large segments of the region's pop

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 717
  33. MENA/ UNITED STATES: Women and the Arab Spring, Joint Hearing

    Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 718
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. BURMA: From Persecution to Deprivation: International Donors Neglect 60.000 Displaced Kachin on China-Burma Boarder

    About 60,000 Kachin villagers fleeing Burma Army attacks and persecution, who are sheltering in Kachin-controlled ter

    Tuesday, October 2, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 737
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: Libyans 'exploiting Syrian women' with marriage offers

    Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 398
  43. SRI LANKA: Menik Farm IDP Camp to Close by 30 September

    “By 30 September the camp will be empty,” Minister of Resettlement Gunaratne Weerakoon told IRIN in Colom

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 400
  44. BURMA/MYANMAR: Ban Hails Aung San Suu Kyi's Role in Myanmar's Reconciliation, Reaffirms UN Support

    “We have great expectations and hope that she will lead this path of reconciliation and greater participatory d

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 422
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. INDONESIA: Indonesian Women's Rights Must Be a Priority: Marzuki

    “Today, women account for 70 percent of the 1.3 billion people worldwide still living in poverty,” said M

    Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 381
  48. SOUTH ASIA: Protection of Women's Rights Urged

    They were speaking at a seminar organised by a NGO on “role of women as leader in crisis” at the press cl

    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 377
  49. SRI LANKA: UNHRC Delegation to Arrive in Sri Lanka Friday

    A technical team from the UNHRC office in Geneva on the advice of HR High Commissioner Navi Pillay will arrive in the

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 326
  50. 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

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