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  1. GAZA: The Needle in the Haystack: Finding the Women, Peace and Security Norms in the Gaza Conflict

    Operation Protective Edge and the costs of war in the latest round of the Israel-Palestine conflict have dominated al

    Thursday, August 7, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 460
  2. GAZA: Women Suffering Heavily in Mideast Violence

    NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)-- From Iraq to Syria to the Gaza Strip, Arab women are paying a heavy price for violence flari

    Thursday, July 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 442
  3. The Long Journey of Palestine Refugee Women

    Saturday, March 8, 2014
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 102
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  5. REPORT: "No One is Safe" The Abuse of Women in Iraq's Criminal Justice System

    February 7, 2014 - Both men and women suffer from the severe flaws of the criminal justice system.

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 870
  6. MIDDLE EAST: Government to Urge for Action to Protect Women and Girls in Emergency Situations

    The Government will urge for international action to protect women and girls from violence and sexual exploitation in

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 148
  7. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia Passes Law Against Domestic Violence

    Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a

    Thursday, August 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 054
  8. PALESTINE: Women Demand Protection Under Law

    Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l

    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 877
  9. EGYPT: Rise in Sexual Assaults in Egypt Sets Off Clash Over Blame

    The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.

    Monday, March 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 875
  10. IRAQ: Was Life for Iraqi Women Better Under Saddam?

    In March 2004, President George W.

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 872
  11. LEBANON: Lebanese Women Take to the Streets and Dance for their 'Rights'

    Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear

    Monday, February 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 825
  12. MENA REGION: Arab Women Must Fight Back

    We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.

    Saturday, February 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 829
  13. LEBANON: Extremism a Threat to Muslim Women

    The near weekly demonstrations and sit-ins lobbying for a range of women's issues in the Lebanese capital have one co

    Friday, February 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 792
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. MIDDLE EAST: No Arab Spring Without the 'Flower' of Women's Rights

    Nearly two years after the start of Arab Spring uprisings, Arab women are facing the reality that toppling dictators

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 525
  26. LEBANON: Lebanon Launches Campaign to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

    With the support of the European Union, Save the Children and its partner in Lebanon KAFA (Enough) Violence and Explo

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 412
  27. MIDDLE EAST: Revolution Far From Over For Women of Arab Spring

    Egyptians have finally spoken out regarding the attacks by Salafist Islamist preacher Abdullah Badr against female Eg

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 524
  28. 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
  29. 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
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  31. LEBANON: Women Reignite Demands for Civil Rights in Lebanon

    At a news conference by the “My Nationality Is a Right for Me and My Family” campaign and the National Al

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 232
  32. SYRIA: Rape, Assault are Weapons of War in Syria: Rights Group

    Government forces in Syria are targeting women for rape and assault as the conflict between President Bashar al-Assad

    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 230
  33. SYRIA: All-Women Armed Battalion Forms in Homs

    A group of women claiming to be from the Syrian city of Homs announced this week the formation of the first exclusive

    Friday, June 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 165
  34. 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
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  36. 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
  37. IRAN: Tyrants Fear Women's Power

    This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.

    Monday, December 12, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 523
  38. IRAN: Call for Solidarity with Iranian Women's Movement: Coming Together with The Butterflies for Peace

    The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 498
  39. IRAQ: Iraqi women: Winners or Losers in a War-torn Society?

    As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 455
  40. ISRAEL: State to Shutter Half of Battered Women Shelters as NGOs Fail to Meet Basic Requirements

    Six shelters for battered women are likely to close because the organizations running them for years did not win the

    Friday, June 24, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 997
  41. He Loves You, He Beats You: Family Violence in Turkey and Access to Protection

    This report documents brutal and long-lasting violence against women and girls by husbands, partners, and family memb

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 407
  42. LEBANON: Men Stand to Endorse the 'Protection of Women from Family Violence' Law in Lebanon

    On November 25, 2010, Lebanon joined over 55 countries around the world by organising the first White Ribbon Campaign

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 765
  43. IRAN: Zvi Bar'el / Iran's Women Defeat Ahmadinejad's 'Legal Prostitution' Bill

    The White House was quick to deny a Financial Times report two weeks ago that U.S.

    Wednesday, September 1, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive62 008
  44. ISRAEL/PALESTINE: Less Than Animals

    “The Russian Compound...” said Jehan Dahadha, before trailing off.

    Monday, August 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 969
  45. IRAN: UN Panel: Minorities in Iran Face Discrimination

    A United Nations panel says Arabs, Kurds and other minorities in Iran face discrimination because of their ethnicity.

    Friday, August 27, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 885
  46. IRAQ: Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant Despite U.S. Commitment To End It

    Two months ago, the State Department released its 2010 Trafficking in Persons Report (TiP Report), laying out a pictu

    Wednesday, August 25, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 932
  47. IRAQ: Scared Women Are Packing Pistols in Iraq

    Each night before she goes to sleep, Umm Shekar checks to make sure her pistol is loaded and tucks it beneath her mat

    Sunday, August 22, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 895
  48. IRAQ: Women Take up Arms in Iraq's Wild West

    Sporting a long blue dress and white headscarf, Umm Omar barely blinks as she whips out a pistol in her garden.

    Wednesday, August 4, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 754
  49. Iranian Women at Risk in Iraq: 1325 and the Long Road to Non-Violence

    This report explores the role of UNSCR 1325 in establishing a constructive, threat-free atmosphere among Iranian poli

    Sunday, August 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 954
  50. PAKISTAN: Women Intensify Push to Pass Law Against Acid Attacks

    Almost seven years after Naila Farhat, 20, became another victim of an acid throwing attack by a spurned suitor, she

    Monday, May 31, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 157

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