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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Attack on Female Politician Highlights Growing Risk to Women
The shooting of a female Afghan politician on Monday demonstrates the fragility of the modest gains made by Afghan women after the fall of the Taleban, Amnesty International said on Thursday. Nida Khyani, a female Provincial Council member, was...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan & Bangladesh: Gains, Setbacks for Women's Equality in Afghanistan, Bangladesh
This week marked the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day. In two South Asian countries, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, women seeking equality have seen some surprising gains despite ongoing setbacks. VOA's Sarah Williams spoke with...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Asia: South Asian Women Caught Between Tradition and Modernity
Part of an ongoing series about women and the challenges they face across the world. South Asian women lag behind men in literacy, workforce participation, reproductive rights and most other areas. Yet the region’s array of female leaders put...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Afghan Official: Talks with Taliban Will Not be at Expense of Women
As Afghanistan looks to a future without U.S. troops, the Kabul government says reconciling with the Taliban is critical to making peace after nearly 10 years of war. Some human rights activists are concerned that reconciliation could lead to...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Egypt: Revolt Loses Legitimacy as Brotherhood Ignores Women Abuse
A group of men gathered around Amira El Bakry in Tahrir Square as she brandished a newspaper photo that shocked many Egyptians. It showed troops dragging a female protester along the street, her robe ripped open to reveal a blue bra and bare...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Leading Female Politician, Activist Eyes Afghan Presidency
A prominent female lawmaker has repeated her intention to run for Afghanistan's presidency when current President Hamid Karzai's term runs out in two years' time, suggesting she sees signs that gender bias is easing among some Afghans. In an...
Friday, January 27, 2012
N-PEACE Regional Training of Trainers
From the 3-10 February 2012, twenty-two women peace advocates from the N-Peace Network countries – Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka and Indonesia – will participant in the first N-Peace Network Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme coordinated by the...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This event will bring together 100-150 activists- women lawyers, academics,...
Friday, October 28, 2011
Call for Applications: Asia Pacific Feminist Forum
The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) will hold the first ever Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (APFF) on 12-14 December 2011 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The APFF will bring together women activists, lawyers, academics, advocates and...
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Democracies without Violence: Engendering Politics, Policies and Actions
In South Asia, the concept of power and authority are ascribed to certain social characteristics determined by the male privileged groups to exclude women. Women normally are not given the opportunity to hold positions of power in politics. Being...
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Election:Afghanistan
Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has presidential elections on 20 August, 2009. The President is elected by direct vote to serve a 5-year term. The President serves as the head of state and the Command-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Afghanistan. The...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Negotiating Culture: Intersection of Culture and Violence against Women in Asia Pacific
The report provides in depth presentations on different aspects of ‘culture’ and its effect on women and violence against women. It also sets out effective strategies for addressing culture at the community, national and international level.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Training Workshop on Leadership, Media & Conflict Management for Women in Afghanistan
This is a synopsis of a training workshop on leadership, media and conflict management for women in Afghanistan conducted by UNFPA. It includes a short description of each discussion topics and a detailed agenda of the workshop.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Towards Inclusive Governance: Promoting the Participation of Disadvantaged Groups in Asia-Pacific
This publication examines the application of the principles of non-discrimination, participation, accountability and empowerment in governance arenas. It promotes the use of a human rights-based approach to programming on inclusive governance and...
Friday, June 27, 2008
Practitioner’s Guide to Designing Inclusive and Accountable Local Democratic Institutions
This guide is the first of its kind to provide an overview of the current range of local representative arrangements and electoral systems in Asia and the Pacific. This easy-to-use guide will assist country offices/teams and government partners as...
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Supporting Women’s Leadership and Participation in the Reconstruction of Afghanistan
This paper describes UNIFEM’s work in empowering women in Afghanistan since early 2002. UNIFEM's activities aimed at supporting women’s leadership and participation in decision-making, strengthening the Ministry of Women’s Affairs in Afghanistan,...
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Development, Women and War: Feminist Perspectives
In these series of articles policy makers, practitioners, and academics discuss long-running conflicts around the world and highlight women's experiences and potential to contribute both to war and peace.
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
UNIFEM Afganistan Fact Sheet 2007
This factsheet presents key statistics on women’s representation in politics, labor force, health care, and education system in Afghanistan. It also describes issues around marriage and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in Afghanistan....

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