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  1. PAKISTAN: No Honor in Gender Violence

    For anyone following the news from Pakistan, the past few weeks have made for grim reading when it comes to violence

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 419
  2. INDIA: UN Body Denounces Caste-based Rape and Violence Against Women

    Senior UN human rights officials at a UN Human Rights Council event have called for immediate efforts to end caste-ba

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 390
  3. KASHMIR: Women Stage Protest Against Rising Incidents of Rapes, Molestations

    Year 2014 witnessed a steep rise in cases of harassment and molestation across the valley, and to protest against the

    Sunday, June 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 371
  4. SRI LANKA: Sri Lanka Has Taken Concrete Steps to Address Violence Against Women

    Sri Lanka says the country has taken concrete steps to address the issue of violence against women, in line with its

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 363
  5. KASHMIR: 2014 witnesses rise in crime against women in Kashmir

    Year 2014 has so far witnessed a steep rise in cases of crime against women in valley.

    Friday, June 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 373
  6. INDIA: India Rebuffs 'Simplistic' U.N. Criticism Over Sex Crimes

    India has rebuffed accusations by a U.N.

    Thursday, June 12, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 372
  7. AFGHANISTAN: Tackling Gender-Based Violence in Afghanistan

    Anar Gul, 16, wept as she waited outside the Afghan ministry of women's affairs in Kabul with her parents.

    Monday, June 9, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 377
  8. INDIA: Why India's Sanitation Crisis Kills Women

    The gruesome rape and hanging of two teenage girls in the populous Uttar Pradesh state again proves how women have be

    Friday, May 30, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 334
  9. AFGHANISTAN: Rebelling Against Abuse, Afghan Women See Signs of Change

    Zahra said a neighbor raped her in her home on Friday.

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 335
  10. INDIA: India Politics So Dangerous to Women They Keep Out

    NEW DELHI (WOMENSENEWS)--The alleged gang rape of a 32-year-old Muslim woman, associated with the predominantly Hindu

    Friday, May 16, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 322
  11. NEPAL: Law Minister Pledges Justice for VAW Victims

    Minister for Law and Justice Narahari Acharya today met women' rights activists, who are staging a sit-in protest at

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 304
  12. BANGLADESH: Dhaka Joins Global Efforts Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

    Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in a letter to British Foreign Secretary William Hague conveyed the decision

    Sunday, April 27, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 285
  13. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai Calls For Amendment of Afghan Law Decried as Dangerous to Women

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday withheld his signature and instead asked for revisions to a new law that righ

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 258
  14. AFGHANISTAN: Why Imported Notions about Rights Can't Help Afghanistan's Women

    It feels like a slap in the face of humanity: a new Afghan draft law effectively legalising domestic violence against

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 240
  15. PAKISTAN: Pakistan Women's Day Celebrated

    The Pakistan Women's Day was celebrated on Wednesday in commemoration of the events of February 12, 1983.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 242
  16. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Law on Domestic Violence Testimony Limits Women's Rights, say Critics

    A new draft law in Afghanistan that would limit testimony in domestic violence cases is drawing international outcry,

    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 247
  17. INDIA: India's Women-Friendly Gun Renews Debate Over Self-Defense Against Rape

    In India, a new female-friendly handgun has sparked renewed scrutiny over how women can protect themselves from sexua

    Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 212
  18. INDIA: Danish Woman Gang-Raped in Delhi after Asking for Directions

    A Danish woman was held at knife point, beaten and gang-raped in the centre of New Delhi's backpacker district after

    Wednesday, January 15, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 183
  19. PAKISTAN: Reporter gets Death Threats after Covering Sexual Assault

    Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about the anonymous threats that Noorul Wahab, a journalist who cove

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 187
  20. AFGHANISTAN: Violence Against Women in Afghanistan Peaked in 2013

    Violence against women in Afghanistan reached record levels in 2013, according to the Independent Human Rights Commis

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 189
  21. AFGHANISTAN: The Afghan Female Politician in Hiding: 'No one Respects Women in our Country'

    Banned under strict refugee laws from applying for asylum from within her own country's borders, the former member of

    Monday, January 13, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 180
  22. AFGHANISTAN: Violent Crime Against Afghan Women Hits Record Levels, says Rights Chief

    Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the

    Sunday, January 5, 2014
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 200
  23. PAKISTAN: Conference on Women, Peace and Social Harmony

    To highlight the issues of inter-faith harmony and rights of women at the national level, AAWAZ, in collaboration wit

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 169
  24. INDIA: India Assault Inquiry Marks Shift in Attitudes to Women's Rights

    Indian police Sunday questioned witnesses in a sexual assault inquiry involving one of the country's most prominent j

    Monday, November 25, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 153
  25. INDIA: In India, Activists Work to Change Mindsets and Empower other Women

    Ever since a young woman was brutally gang raped in New Delhi in 2012, the international media has focused on the cul

    Saturday, November 9, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 142
  26. AFGHANISTAN: Woman Police Officer Survives Violent Assassination Attempt

    Only a few months ago following the killing of First Lieutenant Isla Bibi, her female police force replacement Second

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 078
  27. AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan Commitment to Human Rights Waning - U.N.

    The statement will be a blow to Western nations and the government of President Hamid Karzai, who want to paint a pos

    Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 079
  28. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai: A Legacy of Failure on Afghan Women's Rights?

    As the departure of the international security forces approaches, each day turns every bit of hope into desperation f

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 049
  29. INDIA: Delhi Assaults on Women Rise as Verdict Due in Fatal Rape

    The gang rape and subsequent death of a young medical student seven months ago united India in outrage and brought pr

    Wednesday, July 24, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 018
  30. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Court Reverses Convictions in Torture of Girl

    A court has reversed the convictions of three Afghans jailed for torturing a young relative who had refused to become

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive66 001
  31. INDIA: NGO to Place Delhi 'Murder' Case Before UN Rapporteur

    Imphal-based NGO Women Action for Development (WAD) has taken serious note of the growing crime against women in New

    Monday, June 3, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 974
  32. PAKISTAN: Rural Women Want Land Right, Jobs, Protection Against Violence

    Rural Women demands right to land, employment quota for rural women, protection of violence against women and a compr

    Sunday, June 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 973
  33. AFGHANISTAN: Jailing of Afghan Women Rises Sharply

    The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for "moral crimes" has risen by 50 percent in th

    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 964
  34. AFGHANISTAN: Anger as Afghan MPs Halt Women's Bill Debate

    Islamic fundamentalist politicians in Afghanistan have stopped a debate on whether to give parliamentary approval to

    Sunday, May 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 954
  35. INDIA: India's Women Activists Seeing Red

    India's "Red Brigade" is a group of angry young women with a simple message for the country's sexual predat

    Monday, May 13, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 950
  36. INDIA: Women in India Continue to Suffer, Says UN Rapporteur

    Despite several amendments in criminal law, women in India continue to suffer, endure denial of constitutional rights

    Thursday, May 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 940
  37. INDIA: Indian Police Arrest Second Suspect in Rape of 5-year-old

    Indian police have arrested a second man in connection with the rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, a police spok

    Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 938
  38. PAKISTAN: Rights Commission Documents More Than 900 Honor Killings In Pakistan

    In its annual report, the HRCP said 913 girls and women, including 99 minors, were killed in 2012.

    Sunday, April 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 932
  39. AFGHANISTAN: UN Seriously Concerned at Deaths of Afghan Children and Woman in Recent Clash

    The United Nations today voiced “serious concern” over the deaths of at least 10 Afghan children and a wo

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 929
  40. INDIA: Women Hit Back at India's Rape Culture

    The male tormentor of the young women of the Madiyav slum did not spot the danger until it was too late.

    Saturday, April 6, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 919
  41. INDIA: Three Indian Brothers Feted By the US for Empowering Indian Women

    Three Indian brothers, Ravi, Rishi, and Nishi Kant have received the prestigious Vital Voices Global leadership award

    Friday, April 5, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 911
  42. AFGHANISTAN: Fatal Afghan Shooting Highlights Risks For Female Health Workers

    Anisa, a volunteer Afghan health worker, had just left her home and was on her way to work when two armed men on moto

    Thursday, April 4, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 907
  43. AFGHANISTAN: UN Women in Afghanistan Strongly Condemns "Honour Killings" of Women and Girls

    Recently several cases of “Honour Killings” in Afghanistan have been reported by the media and the Afghan

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 899
  44. INDIA: Spate of Sex Attacks Scares Tourists, Especially Women, Away from India, Study Says

    The rape and murder of a young woman in New Delhi in December followed by two attacks on foreign female travelers has

    Monday, April 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 886
  45. AFGHANISTAN: Afghan Who Agreed to Trade His Daughter to End a Debt Says It Was Paid

    After the publication of an article in The New York Times on Monday about an Afghan man who had agreed to give his 6-

    Monday, April 1, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 893
  46. AFGHANISTAN: Painful Payment for Afghan Debt: A Daughter, 6

    As the shadows lengthened around her family's hut here in one of Kabul's sprawling refugee camps, a slight 6-year-old

    Sunday, March 31, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 892
  47. INDIA: Ford Criticised for Indian Advert with Women Stuffed in the Boot

    Indian campaigners have accused the car company Ford of sabotaging attempts to reduce the rising number of rapes afte

    Sunday, March 24, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 874
  48. AFGHANISTAN: Light At the End of the Tunnel

    Around 700 years ago, Queen Goharshad, wife of a Timouri heir, is said to have inspired a Renaissance in Herat, Afgha

    Saturday, March 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 871
  49. AFGHANISTAN: Rise in Violence Against Women Linked to Culture: UN

    Jan Kubis said that despite the good news of a fall in annual civilian casualties in Afghanistan - the first decline

    Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 884
  50. INDIA: Men Can Still Rape their Wives in India after New Government Bill

    The Congress-led cabinet has been under intense pressure to strengthen legal protection for women following national

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 852

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