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  1. 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
  2. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. IRAQ: The Kurds' Starvation

    Kurds are a forgotten people.

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 567
  39. EGYPT: What the Women Say, Egypt's Fitful Revolution

    With Mohammad Morsi's inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012, many Egyptians hoped that the country's fitful

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 734
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. BLACK SEA: Foresight Results and Insights to the Black Sea Peacebuilding Network

    Today security issues are no longer simply state- and military-centric issues.

    Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 719
  49. 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
  50. 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

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