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Report Finds Record Number of Women Winning Political Seats Worldwide

Report Finds Record Number of Women Winning Political Seats Worldwide

The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) - an international organization of parliamentarians - released its annual review of Women in Parliament last week at the United Nations, showing a record number of women winning Parliamentary seats around the world.
US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage

US Honors Afghan Doctor as an International Woman of Courage

Dr. Nasrin, a doctor of obstetrics and gynecology, operated an underground women's health clinic in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime, providing urgently needed maternal health services, including emergency obstetric care.
Saudi Women Demand End To Absolute Male Authority

Saudi Women Demand End To Absolute Male Authority

Activist Aziza Yousef told AFP news agency over the weekend that the activists are demanding "measures to protect women's rights," as well as the right for women to drive, ahead of International Women's Day on March 8.
Recap: Spotlight on Role of Women Continues in Second Afghan Presidential Debate

Recap: Spotlight on Role of Women Continues in Second Afghan Presidential Debate

Stressing that the Afghan people, especially women’s groups, are curious to know the candidate’s views on violence against women and other forms of discrimination against women, the debate moderator asked the candidates for their views on the importance of women’s role in society and in the economic development of Afghanistan.
Female Afghan Parliamentarian Speaks Out About Women's Progress in Afghanistan

Female Afghan Parliamentarian Speaks Out About Women’s Progress in Afghanistan

"If the world could only see through our eyes," Koofi writes, "they might get a glimpse of the fact that Afghan women have come a long way over the last decade."
Libya To Compensate Victims of Rape During 2011 Conflict

Libya To Compensate Victims of Rape During 2011 Conflict

Compensation could come in the form of financial assistance, a safe place to stay, and physical and psychological health care.
Afghan Ministry of Justice Amends Criminal Procedure Code to Protect Women Victims of Violence

Afghan Ministry of Justice Amends Criminal Procedure Code to Protect Women Victims of Violence

This is a victory for Afghan women who have been fighting for better enforcement of laws that make violence against women a crime – including rape, domestic assault, honor killings, child marriage, and baad, the practice of resolving disputes by giving away one’s daughters.
Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

In response, Norway and Denmark have already cut off aid to the Ugandan government, and Sweden and the US are considering a similar response.
Free Maternal and Childcare Center Commissioned in Nigeria

Free Maternal and Childcare Center Commissioned in Nigeria

In his remarks announcing the new maternal and childcare center, Governor Uduaghan also promoted the use of family planning as a means of increasing maternal and child heath.
Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Recap: Afghan Presidential Candidates Address Women’s Rights in First Televised Debate

Women’s rights were one of the topics of discussion on February 4, 2014 when five of Afghanistan’s presidential candidates met for the first televised debate. Here's what they said.