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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Karzai Overturns Law that Reserves Seats for Women MPs
President Karzai has given his election cronies the authority to find new ways of filling women’s seats in forthcoming parliamentary ballots, in a move that critics fear will erode constitutional safeguards designed to guarantee female MPs....
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
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, 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,...

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