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    The United States Institute of Peace released this report which examines the implementation of UNSCR 1325, its accomp

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Reports/Policy Briefs94 064
  2. UNSCR 1325 in the Middle East and North Africa Women and Security

    This Special Report from the United States Peace Institute is written by Paula M.

    Sunday, May 1, 2016
    Reports/Policy Briefs94 056
  3. ISRAEL: MKs Call to Put More Women in Key Defense, Diplomatic Positions

    More women should play instrumental roles in determining the country's defense and diplomatic policies, MKs said at a

    Tuesday, July 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 441
  4. IRAN: Iranian Women Protest Being Barred from Stadiums

    Brazil's national volleyball team beat Iran 3-2 at Tehran's Azadi stadium June 15 in the FIVB Volleyball Men's World

    Monday, June 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 378
  5. KURDISTAN: Kurdish Women and the Peace Process in Turkey (Part 1/2)

    Kurdish women are getting involved in the peace process to promote a free, equal and democratic society.

    Saturday, May 31, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 337
  6. YEMEN: Constitutional Texts To Protect The Yemeni Women's Rights

    Yemeni women are fighting for their rights in the same way as Western women.

    Sunday, May 4, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 300
  7. REPORT: Seeking Accountability and Effective Response for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Against Syrian Women: Women's Inclusion in Peace Processes

    To mark the three-year anniversary of the uprising in Syria, the International Women's Human Rights Law Clinic at the

    Friday, March 21, 2014
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 886
  8. 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
  9. IRAN: Old Challenges Continue for Women Under New President

    (WNN) Los Angeles, California, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Despite the election of new President Hassan Rowhani in the I

    Monday, February 3, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 229
  10. SYRIA: Syrian Women Demand Voice at Peace Talks

    A proper democracy cannot be established without the participation of women.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 198
  11. SYRIA: UN-Sponsored Conference Demands Full Voice for Women in Seeking to End Crisis

    The voice of Syrian women must be heard in all efforts to resolve the civil war that is tearing their country apart,

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 185
  12. REPORT: Ensuring the Effective Participation and Rights of Women in the Syrian Peace and Mediation Process

    The effective participation of women and attention to women's rights issues is a critical element in achieving a just

    Saturday, December 28, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 863
  13. SYRIA: Syrian Refugee Women Have Key Role to Play in Country's Future- UN Official

    Syrian refugee women have a key role to play in shaping the future of their war-torn homeland, the protection chief o

    Wednesday, December 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 168
  14. SYRIA: Syrian Women Suffer Inside Their Country and Out

    Some Syrians say outrage over the sentencing of a teenage girl was a spark that started the country's two-and-a-half

    Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 146
  15. ISRAEL: Israeli Media Discriminate Against Women in Politics

    A group of women journalists has investigated for five months the attitude of the Israeli media toward women in polit

    Friday, October 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 132
  16. SYRIA: Syria's Ladies In Waiting: Will a Woman Lead Nation?

    The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen

    Friday, October 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 114
  17. ISRAEL: Israeli NGOs Demand Greater Role For Women in National Security

    In February 1997, four residents of the north who were mothers of soldiers then serving in Lebanon established a prot

    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 055
  18. YEMEN: Group Urges Yemen to Protect Women's Rights in New Constitution

    An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 066
  19. ISRAEL: Women Playing Key Roles in Israeli Politics

    Thirty-seven women expect to run for mayor or head of local councils in municipal elections to be held on Oct.

    Sunday, September 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 070
  20. SCW Takes Part in a Women Political Empowerment Project in Abu Dhabi

    The Secretariat-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) took part in a training project on raising awareness o

    Friday, September 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 063
  21. KURDISTAN: Kurdistan Despite Uneven Playing Field, Women Hope for Greater Wins in Kurdistan Polls

    With parliamentary elections due in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region later this month, female politicians are hopin

    Wednesday, September 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 061
  22. IRAN: Iranian Women's Rights Activists Tell Rohani What They Want

    A group of prominent Iranian women's rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for

    Saturday, July 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 009
  23. BRIEF: Democracy, Like Revolution, is Unattainable Without Women


    Friday, June 28, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 820
  24. IRAN: UN Experts Slam Iran's Decision to Ban Women in Elections

    Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th

    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 972
  25. IRAN: Female Candidates Barred to Run for Iran Presidency

    A constitutional body in Iran has ruled that women cannot run in presidential elections scheduled for June 14.

    Saturday, May 18, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 956
  26. SYRIA: The Role of Syria's Sisterhood Grows

    The Syrian uprising has given the Muslim Brotherhood a chance to emerge as an integral part of the opposition.

    Friday, May 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 941
  27. ISRAEL: Lapid Appoints First Woman Director-General of Finance Ministry

    Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Friday appointed Yael Andorn to be the next Finance Ministry director-general.

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 922
  28. 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
  29. New Hivos Partner: Syrian Women's Forum for Peace

    Hivos welcomes the establishment of the Syrian Women's Forum for Peace (SWFP), which aims to strengthen the role of S

    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 870
  30. LEBANON: Lebanese Women Seek Stronger Representation in Parliament

    While parliamentarians discuss a new electoral law to govern the 2013 parliamentary elections, women politicians are

    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 766
  31. ISRAEL: Arab Woman Leads Israeli Daam Party

    An Arab woman who's been toiling on the fringes of Israeli politics for nearly two decades has broken out of obscurit

    Thursday, January 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 740
  32. SYRIA: Syria Women Run In Refugee Camp Elections

    Please click here to watch the video.

    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 745
  33. IRAN: Female Officers to Join Iran's Riot Police: Report

    A women's unit is being created for Iran's riot police, Brigadier General Hassan Karami told the country's semi-offic

    Monday, January 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 735
  34. ISRAEL: Haneen Zoabi Can Stand For Re-Election in 2013

    Haneen Zoabi is an Arab member of the Knesset (Israeli Parliament).

    Sunday, January 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 754
  35. KURDISTAN: 'Deep,' Old Habits on Kurdish Women's killings

    If sorted out from the floating theories on the culprits and their motivations, what the execution-style killings of

    Saturday, January 12, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 749
  36. SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Arabia's King Appoints Women to Shura Council

    Two decrees reconstituted the council, which advises the government on new legislation, for a new four-year term - an

    Friday, January 11, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 718
  37. Israel: Likud: Habayit Hayehudi Works Against Women

    The Likud-Beytenu list changes tactics • Instead of attacking Habayit Hayehudi leader Naftali Bennett, it goes a

    Thursday, January 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 701
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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
  50. 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