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  1. Lebanon: Stories of Women Behind Bars

    In Lebanon's Baabda prison for women, there is no shortage of appalling stories.

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 704
  2. BANGLADESH: Gang Rape Incident, a Lesson for Bangladesh

    Bangladesh's rights leaders have joined in the call of the neighbouring India for an end to crimes against women.

    Sunday, December 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 818
  3. ISRAEL: Hareid Parties: Women's 'Role' Not in the Knesset

    The Knesset Election Committee will discuss the possibility of disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no wom

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 698
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. INDIA: Delhi Gang-Rape Underscores Rising Sexual Violence Against Indian Women

    A horrific gang rape of a young woman on a bus in India on Sunday underscores the rising tide of sexual violence fema

    Monday, December 17, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 693
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. AFGHANISTAN: UN Calls For More Afghan Women Protection

    A new report released by the UN says Afghan women are still victims of abuse despite some success by authorities in p

    Wednesday, December 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 683
  10. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Shuns Female Brokers

    A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.

    Thursday, December 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 821
  11. 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
  12. MENA: Why Can't We All Just Hold Hands? One Woman's Mission to Bring Peace to the Middle East

    A Dubai resident has decided to undertake a one-woman mission to bring peace to the 22 countries in the Arab League.

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 670
  13. UNITED STATES: Women Relay Experiences of Violence Through Art

    As unrest unfolds in the Middle East, a traveling art exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln seems all th

    Thursday, November 29, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 671
  14. KURDISTAN: Kurdistan PM Helps Launch Campaign to Combat Violence Against Women

    Kurdistan Regional Government KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined the High Committee of the Campaign Combatti

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 676
  15. PHILIPPINES: The Department of Interior and Local Government to Conduct Activities Aimed at Ending Violence Against Women

    The Department of Interior and Local Government enjoined all local governments to conduct activities towards ending v

    Wednesday, November 28, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 665
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Women Peace Activists Demand an End to Attacks in Gaza and Israel

    MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18

    Friday, November 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 649
  19. 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
  20. PHILIPPINES: Medecins Sans Frontieres presses PNG on rampant sexual violence

    The president of Medecins Sans Frontieres pressed Papua New Guinea's new government to address its epidemic levels of

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 636
  21. 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
  22. ISRAEL: Women Arrested at Western Wall While 'Praying for Peace in the South'

    Six women were arrested at the Western Wall on Thursday for wearing prayer shawls during services in a manner that ha

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 641
  23. PALESTINE: PCHR Condemns the Attacks on Peaceful Assemblies in Gaza and Hebron

    The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Palestinian female police's violent dispersal of

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 647
  24. GAZA: Escalation of Violence as Airstrikes Hit Gaza

    The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.

    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 654
  25. 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
  26. SYRIA: What Assad Doesn't Want You to Hear: Syrian Women's Voices

    It's been nearly two years since Syria's dictator Bashar al Assad began his brutal assault on hundreds of thousands o

    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 642
  27. 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
  28. CAMBODIA: Women speak out over Khmer Rouge sexual violence

    For three decades the scars branded onto Kim Khem's arms have been a reminder of the sexual torture she saw under the

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 634
  29. 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
  30. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

    When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 627
  31. LIBYA: International Prosecutor Probes New Cases in Libya

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 628
  32. GEORGIA: Three Women Ministers in New Georgian Government

    Late October, a new government was approved by the newly elected Georgian parliament.

    Thursday, November 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 630
  33. PHILIPPINES: Sectors in Caraga discuss Philippine National Action Plan

    Representatives from faith-based organizations, business sector, academic institutions, media, civil society organiza

    Wednesday, November 7, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 621
  34. 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
  35. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Fight Back Against Harassment

    Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 616
  36. PALESTINE: Palestinian Women Take Business into their Own Hands

    Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve

    Tuesday, November 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 653
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. KASHMIR: Kashmir Women Seek Justice in Mounting Cases Surrounding 'The Disappeared'

    On August 30, 2012 on the eve of International Disappearances Day, numerous Kashmir families took a pledge that they

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 602
  41. SYRIA: Syrian Women Convene in Cairo for Peace Initiative

    Forty-four Syrian women from different civil society organizations and young independent activists convened in Cairo

    Friday, November 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 615
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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

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