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Aurat Foundation Reports on the Situation of Violence Against Women Report (Jan-Jun 2011)

October 6, 2011

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The Policy Data Monitor-Violence Against Women (PDM) or Aurat Foundation organized a press conference on August 16, 2011 at Islamabad to share with media its bi-annual report on violence against women in Pakistan during the first six months of the current year. The programme has observed a tremendous rise in the amount of cases of violence against women during January to June 2011 as compared to last year. There were 4448 cases reported till June 2011 as compared to 4061 cases in year 2010. The majority of cases reported were from Punjab (3035) and Baluchistan having the least (133).

All Women's Action Society Launches Sexual Harassment Out (SHout) Campaign in Malaysia

October 5, 2011

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WLP Malaysia/All Women's Action Society launches "Sexual Harassment Out (SHout)" Campaign: PRESS STATEMENT LAUNCH OF CAMPAIGN "SEXUAL HARASSMENT OUT" (SHout) 10 September 2011 Today is a very important day for women and men who have faced sexual harassment in our society. Today, we are revisiting a campaign that was started ten years again by the Joint Action Women’s Group against Violence Against Violence when a memorandum on combating sexual harassment at workplaces in 2001.

Aurat Foundation

October 4, 2011

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Aurat Publication and Information Service Foundation (Aurat Foundation) is a national, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to working for women's empowerment and democratic governance in Pakistan. It has its headquarters in Islamabad and four regional offices in  Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta  with over 120 employees. It is a major support organization for civil society organizations, federal, provincial, and local governments and political parties, among other public and private institutions, with an extensive countrywide network of voluntary citizens’ groups and individual activists in the 110 districts of Pakistan.

Foundation for the Support of Women's Work (FSWW)

June 27, 2011

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Kadın Emeğini Değerlendirme Vakfı (KEDV) or Foundation for the Support of Women’s Work (FSWW), established in 1986, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. It aims to support low income women’s groups to improve the quality of their lives, their communities, and their leadership.

Human Rights Movement: Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan

Human Rights Movement: Bir Duino-Kyrgyzstan, founded in 2000, aims to decrease corruption, poverty, and injustice, and to improve the human rights situation in Kyrgyzstan by empowering local NGOs and activists to become sustainable, self-sufficient civil society actors and activists, involving them in decision making processes at all levels.

Shymkent Women's Resource Center (SWRC)

Shymkent Women's Resource Center (SWRC) is a non-profit organization in Kazakhstan whose programs aim to combat trafficking and violence against women and to promote women’s rights through the active participation of women and youth in society. SWRC engages in civic and legal education, organizes campaigns to combat trafficking, creates self-help support groups for women, provides psychological and legal counseling, and manages a shelter for victims of trafficking.

Central Asia Regional Institute on Women’s Political Participation tackles election monitoring, government agency transparency and young women’s democratic engagement, among others

June 3, 2011

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WLP convened a Regional Institute on women’s political participation in Central Asia on April 14, 2011 in Shymkent, Kazakhstan, co-organized by WLP Kazakhstan/Shymkent Women's Resource Center and WLP Kyrgyzstan/Human Rights Center “Citizens Against Corruption.”

Thirty women leaders, including activists, journalists, students, as well as local and state administrators, participants shared experiences on networking with organizations to advance women’s political participation, promoting the transparency of government agencies, and developing women's leadership in the Central Asia region. They also highlighted the importance of monitoring governmental institutions on the development and implementation of gender policy, analyzing local and national elections, and empowering women on the ground to push for positive change for their full political participation.

Iranian Activist Shiva Nazar-Ahari Awarded Theodor Haecker Prize

April 4, 2011

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Radio Zamaneh: Shiva Nazar-Ahari, a persecuted Iranian human rights activist, has been awarded the Theodor Haecker prize for her courageous internet reporting on human rights violations.

The award was established by the German city of Esslingen, once the home of Haecker, a philosopher, writer and anti-Nazi cultural critic. The award aims to recognize individuals or groups who strive to achieve peace and democracy.

Gender Equality and Unrest in Jordan

March 3, 2011

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A quick look at gender equality in Jordan in the context of uprisings and unrest in the country and the region

Gender Equality and Unrest in Lebanon

March 3, 2011

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A quick look at gender equality in Lebanon in the context of uprisings and unrest in the country and the region

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