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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....
Thursday, October 04, 2007
Strengthening Afghan Women's Civil Society to Secure Afghanistan's Future
This paper describes women’s civil society in Afghanistan and assesses the needs of Afghan women’s non-governmental organizations and community. It also provides policy recommendations on building and sustaining a strong Afghan women’s civil society.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Opening the Door: Women Leaders and Constitution Building in Iraq and Afghanistan
Recent decades have witnesses growing demands for the inclusion and empowerment of women leaders as elected representatives. Women representatives have made important strides in some nations, but progress worldwide has proved sluggish. A global...
Friday, February 09, 2007
Parliamentary Manual: Legal and Institutional Principles
This manual is a legal and institutional resource intended for parliamentary candidates, parliamentarians, and legal/political organizations. It is structured to serve as a training resource on how to study and refer to the Constitution of...

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