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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Oxfam warns women face rising danger if excluded from Afghanistan peace talks
Oxfam warns that women’s “hard-won gains remain fragile.” Numerous gains have begun to see reversals says Oxfam’s recent October report, “A Place at the Table – Safeguarding women’s rights in Afghanistan.” “Women want peace but not at the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Americas: Women still face gender gap in Latin American, Caribbean politics
With President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s win in Sunday’s Argentine’s election all but assured and a woman leading the largest country in Latin America, it might appear that the political glass ceiling in the hemisphere has finally been...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Azerbaijan : women must become more active in politics
Azerbaijani national leader Heydar Aliyev laid the basis of modern state policy towards women in Azerbaijan," he said. "The ignorant and incomprehensible policy was conducted against women during the period of the Popular Front. At present, a...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: How I’ve Been Inspired by the ‘Arab Revolutions'
My interest in political and human rights and social media started recently with the revolution in Egypt. Before January 2011, politics and human rights never interested me. But like many other Arab youth, the changes in the Arab world opened...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Argentina: Kirchner claims landslide win
Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has swept to a landslide re-election in Argentina's presidential election, winning more than 50 per cent of the vote with most ballots counted. Kirchner, a centre-leftist who succeeded her late husband as...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: TV challenges attitudes towards domestic violence
Afghanistan has been called one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a woman, and much of that danger lies in the home. According to the United Nations, more than 87 per cent of all women there suffer from domestic violence. But...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan's First Female President?
At a committee meeting inside the heavily fortified parliamentary compound, Koofi’s political skills were on display. The justice minister arrived for questioning about the condition of women’s prisons, taking his place at the far end of a long...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Africa: Role of women on climate change not taken seriously
African leaders have been criticised for not taking the issues of climate change and women seriously after the African First Ladies Forum on Climate Change failed to draw the participation of first ladies on the continent. Dr Aminu Zakari of the...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Women's Rights Law Poorly Enforced, Says UN Report
The joint study by the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, shows police, judicial and government officials throughout the country have begun to implement the EVAW law across the country, but...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab Region: The Role of Women in Post- Revolutionary Regimes
The subjection of Arab women will be inevitable if Islamist political parties seize power in the countries of change, where coups or uprisings took place this year. The condition of women in Iran in the wake of Khomeini’s revolution in 1979 bears...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Women Activists Convene in Amman to Discuss Arab Spring & Democratic Transition
WLP International spoke with Asma Khader, Secretary General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women and General Coordinator of Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan, about the outcomes of a conference in Amman convened by the SALMA...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Asia: women shine in politics
India's Indira Gandhi, Sri Lanka's Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto, Bangladesh's Shaikh Hasina, Philippines' Corazon Aquino and Indonesia's Megawati Sukarnoputri — these women leaders dominated South and South East Asia for...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab Countries: The release of the first edition of the report “Mapping Young Scholars’ Research on Women in Public Life in the MENA Region
Young Arab scholars are increasingly interested in gender studies, the report shows, and their projects are as sophisticated as Western gender research in terms of methodology and theory. With the set criteria for inclusion and the compilation of...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: No Arab Spring without women
Under the banner of “No Spring without Women,” a Lebanese feminist organisation has organized a march in Beirut, as part of the 5th New Arab Woman Forum. The slogan of the march is “Sawa Sawa”, which in this context means “Let’s walk together, let’...
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...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Afghanistan: Women Worried about Return of Taliban to Kabul
The National, published 15 February 2012.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Armenia: Gender gap: Study shows Armenian women having significantly less involvement in government than men
Women’s involvement in high public administration and government positions is again becoming an issue for discussions ahead of the upcoming parliamentary and local elections in Armenia.  While women constitute more than half of Armenia’s...
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Arab States: Global Women Leaders to Discuss Women's Rights & Democratic Transition in the Arab Spring
7 Mar 2012 - Leading activists from the Middle Eastavailable to discuss the future of women’s rights during this time of political uncertainty in the wake of the Arab Spring. Though this year saw the start of major political reforms in the region...

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