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  1. Hard-Won Progress and a Long Road Ahead: Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

    This paper summarizes the main findings of the 2010 edition of "Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Afri

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 850
  2. IRAQ: Gender Profile

    Women have played important roles throughout Iraq's history.

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 924
  3. Iraq Personal Status Law of 1959 and Amendments (English Translation)

    The 1959 Iraqi Law of Personal Status (as subsequently amended) governs the manner that religious courts may settle d

    Friday, January 1, 2010
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 965
  4. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Women Issue a Call to Arab Heads of State

    On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 648
  5. Arab Women Issue a Call to Arab Heads of State

    On the 30th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the Convention on the Elimination o

    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 527
  6. We Have the Promises of the World: Women's Rights in Afghanistan

    The US and its allies cited the defense of women's rights as one of the primary reasons, after the need to root out a

    Sunday, December 6, 2009
    Reports/Policy Briefs89 580
  7. IRAQ: Refugees: Women on the Margins

    Many Iraqi women refugees, sheltered temporarily in Syria, bear the scars and trauma of extreme violence suffered in

    Monday, November 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 346
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  9. IRAN: Iran Seizes Nobel Winner Shirin Ebadi's Medal

    Iran has confiscated the Nobel peace medal and diploma of Shirin Ebadi, the human rights lawyer who is one of the har

    Friday, November 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 655
  10. IRAN: ‘Mourning Mothers Iran' Stand with Activist Mothers Worldwide

    A mother protecting her child isn't anything unique. But in Iran, humanitarian activist mothers are

    Thursday, October 8, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 661
  11. IRAN: Iranian Women's Rights Activists Win Courage Award

    A group of women who are risking imprisonment to collect 1 million signatures on a petition demanding greater women's

    Wednesday, October 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 663
  12. PALESTINE: Palestinian Women Prisoners Return to New Worlds

    Women make up only a tiny minority of more than 7,000 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, but they often pay a high

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 664
  13. PALESTINE: Occupied Palestinian Territories: Through Women's Eyes: PCHR Report on Gender-Specific Impact and Consequences of Operation Cast Lead

    In conjunction with the presentation of the UN Fact Finding Mission's report to the Human Rights Council on 29 Septem

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 665
  14. PALESTINE: Four Films Reflect the Realities of Palestinian Women: Documentary Screening in Ramallah

    Four Palestinian documentaries are screening in Ramallah early next month.

    Monday, September 28, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 666
  15. PALESTINE: Flourishing Palestinian Sex Trade Exposed in New Report

    Young Palestinian women are being forced to into prostitution in brothels, escort services, and private apartments in

    Sunday, September 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 667
  16. IRAN: Woman MP, Fatemeh Alia, Nominated as Iran's Education Minister

    Female lawmaker Fatemeh Alia said on Sunday that her nomination as education minister has become certain.

    Sunday, September 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 668
  17. ISRAEL: Women Refuse Israeli Strip Search at Ofar Prison, Human Rights Organization Takes Case

    The Israeli prison administration is forcing female visitors to strip completely before seeing family members at Ofar

    Thursday, September 3, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 669
  18. JORDAN: IRC Launches Program to Address Violence Against Women in Jordan

    The IRC has launched a two-year program in Jordan that will train local aid workers to respond to violence against wo

    Thursday, August 27, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 858
  19. ISRAEL: Traffickers Target Israeli Girls to Replace Foreign Sex Slaves

    At the start of the new century, Israel found itself with an unexpected and unwanted reputation - as a destination

    Sunday, August 16, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 852
  20. IRAQ: How are Women in Iraq Faring Now?

    Friday, August 14, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 853
  21. YEMEN: A Woman Among the Tribes

    To tackle tribal conflicts in her country, Nadwa Al-Dawsari took the leap from journalist to director of the Partners

    Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 859
  22. ISRAEL/OPT: Prison Toughens Palestinian Women

    In her office at the Bethlehem women's counselling centre, Khawla Al-Azraq recounts her memories from Israeli pris

    Friday, August 7, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 854
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  24. IRAN: Iran's Sadr Released, More Freedom Must Follow

    Shadi Sadr, the Iranian lawyer and women's rights activist, was just released from prison.

    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 857
  25. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Women, Refugees at Heart of UN Report

    Arab states must take measures to combat an expanding list of issues including rising populations, trafficking, unemp

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 860
  26. IRAQ: Displaced Iraqi Women Increasingly Vulnerable to Exploitation and Abuse

    Iraqi women who have been uprooted by violence in their country are increasingly susceptible to exploitation and abus

    Wednesday, July 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 862
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  28. LEBANON: Lebanon's Crawl to Equality

    It sees itself as one of the Middle East's most liberal countries, but Lebanon's lack of women politicians is conspic

    Monday, June 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 866
  29. IRAQ: Iraqi Crisis Report: Combating Female Circumcision

    I became an activist to stop female genital mutilation last year after reading a shocking survey from a secondary sch

    Thursday, June 11, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 871
  30. LEBANON: Women Battle for Citizenship Rights

    One can be born in Lebanon and live here all one's life, and still not be a Lebanese citizen.

    Saturday, June 6, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 868
  31. LEBANON: A Dwindling Show by Women in Lebanese Politics

    A seductive woman looks out from the billboards that line Beirut's highways proclaiming, "Be Beautiful and Vote,

    Friday, June 5, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 869
  32. YEMEN: Women Political Participation Workshop Starts in Sana'a

    A training workshop on women's effectual political participation organized by Yemeni Women's Union (YWU) and Club of

    Sunday, May 31, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 872
  33. YEMEN: Kuwaiti Elections and Yemeni Women Quota System

    The first time Kuwaiti women ventuered into parlimentarian elections as candidates, they won four seats hands down.

    Monday, May 25, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 873
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  35. LEBANON: Women in Conflict tell How they Survive

    Between 2006 and 2008, three conflicts devastated parts of Lebanon.

    Friday, May 15, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 297
  36. IRAN: Women Get Equal Insurance

    Insurance companies in Iran will have to pay the same compensation for women and men in the case of death or injury,

    Thursday, March 19, 2009
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 551