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  1. LIBYA: Female Election Candidates Receive Training

    With support from UNSMIL, the Libyan Women's Forum (LWF) (www.libyan-wome

    Saturday, June 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 392
  2. EGYPT: Parties and Civil Society Organisations Decry Marginalisation of Women in Country's Transition

    Four political parties and seven civil society organisations strongly criticised the passage of laws dealing with upc

    Sunday, May 4, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 299
  3. LIBYA: Women's "It Will Be Our Constitution" Campaign Launched with 50,000 SMS Messages

    The German ambassador Christian Much launched the women's “it will be our constitution” campaign by sendi

    Monday, February 17, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 254
  4. LIBYA: Female PM candidate says country needs a 'woman's touch'

    Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 188
  5. EGYPT: Egyptians Vote on New Constitution to Enshrine Post-Morsi Legitimacy

    Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 181
  6. ALGERIA: Promoting Women's Participation In Elected Assemblies, A Top Priority

    The promotion of women's participation in elected assemblies will remain among the top priorities of the authorities,

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 173
  7. LIBYA: Women's Political Participation in Libya: Progress and Pitfalls

    As Libya transitions to democracy, major decisions are being made that will impact the nation's future.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 140
  8. LIBYA: The Draft Constitution Aside, Libyans Aren't Enjoying Equal Rights

    By Ronald Bruce St. John

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 104
  9. EGYPT: Women's Voices Must Be Heard Without Threat of Violence - UN Official

    A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without

    Wednesday, July 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 004
  10. WESTERN SAHARA: In Western Sahara, Women Play Large Role in Forgotten Struggle for Independence

    As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mas

    Sunday, July 7, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 998
  11. LIBYA: HRW Calls on Libya to Protect Women's Rights

    The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ

    Monday, May 27, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 967
  12. LIBYA: Encouraging Libyan Women to Play a Greater Role in Politics

    In July last year Libya held its first free elections in almost 40 years, following the death of former dictator Moam

    Monday, February 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 778
  13. LIBYA: Only One Genuinely Elected Woman in the Libyan `Government` and She is in Hiding

    The unlawful occupation regime attempting to govern Libya without any success has a fake `General National Congress`

    Saturday, January 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 705
  14. EGYPT: Video: Unveiled Women Barred from Voting on Constitution

    Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 697
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: No Arab Spring Without the 'Flower' of Women's Rights

    Nearly two years after the start of uprisings across the Arab world, Arab women are confronting the reality that topp

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 440
  19. 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
  20. LIBYA: Libya's New Women Politicians Seize Chance in Vote

    Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot

    Friday, July 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 198
  21. LIBYA: Equal Participation of Women Vital for Building New Libya, Says UN Envoy

    The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 173
  22. ALGERIA: Arab World Gets a New Trailblazer for Women in Politics

    Now that Algeria has the largest proportion of women lawmakers in the Arab world, workmen at the national assembly bu

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 130
  23. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Feel Excluded, Despite the Promise of the Revolution

    After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw

    Monday, May 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 052
  24. LIBYA: Libyan Women Hope for Gains in Elections

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    Friday, May 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 057
  25. ALGERIA: Increase of Women in Parliament is a Step Towards Gender Equity in Algeria

    The head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today welcomed the increase in women's repr

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 048
  26. EGYPT: Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

    Female protesters continue to participate in pro-democracy demonstrations that remain deadly more than a year after P

    Friday, May 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 063
  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
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  29. NORTH AFRICA: Was the Arab Spring a Step Backward for Women?

    A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 012
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  31. MIDDLE EAST: Quota, What Quota? How Parliaments Lack Female Touch in Arab Region

    Across the Middle East, countries are witnessing parliamentary changes under newly-installed governments which have b

    Monday, March 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 873
  32. LIBYA: From 0 to 40: LWPP Advocacy Effort Secures Major Representation for Women in New Libyan Assembly

    The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) welcomes the passage of a new electoral law, which guarantees women at l

    Thursday, February 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 784
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  34. MIDDLE EAST: Revolution, Women And Social Media in The Middle East

    "The power of women is in their stories.

    Friday, January 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 688
  35. INTERNATIONAL: No Arab Spring Without Women


    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 780
  36. SYRIA: On the Front Lines in Syria, Women's Role is Still Undefined

    Where are all the women in Syria's national uprising?

    Sunday, January 22, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 710
  37. LIBYA: Libya Drops Election Quota for Women

    Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western d

    Friday, January 20, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 682
  38. MIDDLE EAST: Do Arab Women Need Quotas?

    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 695
  39. NORTH AFRICA: For Arab Women, Change in the Digital Reality is Coming, but Slowly

    By all standards, 2011 was quite an exceptional year for men and women in the Arab world.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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  41. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Find Power Still Hinges on Men

    At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai

    Monday, January 9, 2012
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  45. EGYPT: Egypt's Attack on Women Protesters a 'Disgrace', Clinton Says

    Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 572
  46. ARAB SPRING: 'Collaboration Among Arab Spring's Women Activists, Beneficial, Crucial'

    A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
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  50. EGYPT: Egypt women voters add strong voice to post-revolutionary election

    On Egypt's first day of elections, women's participation was visibly large in the country's first post-revolution ele

    Friday, December 2, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 485

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