Middle East

Breaking Barriers to Advance Gender-Just Peace: WLP Co-convenes Women Peacemakers at the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

November 14, 2012

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WLP Afghanistan’s Sakena Yacoobi Receives the Asia Foundation’s Prestigious Lotus Leadership Award

November 9, 2012

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WLP Palestine Hosts Press Conference on Honor Killings that Leads President Abbas to Take Action

November 9, 2012

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WATC General Director Soraida Hussein Speaks Out Against Honor Killings

In August, the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), WLP’s partner in Palestine, organized a three-day press conference to speak out against honor killings. Since January alone, 11 women have been killed in the name of honor.

Iranian Students Contest Gender Segregation in Universities

November 8, 2012

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Rural women contribute to food security in Lebanon

September 14, 2012

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The rural women's cooperatives of Lebanon will be exhibiting their fresh products and offering tasty bites to visitors during the 5th World Congress of Agronomists and Agrologists (Feed the World), which will be held between September 17-21 at the Quebec City Convention Centre in Quebec. Visitors to the CRTD-A stand will be able to taste products handmade with love and care by the rural

The Nationality Campaigns Demands the Ministerial Commission to be Transparent

September 11, 2012

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Women's Right to Nationality Campaign Launches new Newsletter

August 24, 2012

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The Women's Right to Nationality Campaign is pleased to introduce the "zero" issue of its new Nationality Newsletter.  

The Nationality Newsletter (Arabic) seeks to highlight key news related to this advocacy campaign.  It also provides regular updates on the campaign's activities seeking to reform the nationality law in Lebanon.

Iran Obstructs Women’s Access to Education, Moves Closer to Segregating University Classes and Bars Women’s Entry to Certain Majors

August 16, 2012

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Nasrin Sotoudeh Promises Huger Strike if Denied Family Visitation Again

June 21, 2012

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As published on Persian2English.com, human and women's rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been repeatedly denied in-person visitation with members of her family. If denied again, Sotoudeh promised to launch a hunger strike.

Iranian Activists Circulate Video of Human Rights Defender Nasrin Sotoudeh Visiting with Young Children During Prison Visit

June 11, 2012

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On June 11, 2012, Iranian activists circulated a clip of One Million Signatures campaign member and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh visiting with her children during a prison visit to raise awareness of her plight.

Sotoudeh is currently serving a six-year prison term and is banned from practicing law for ten years for acting against national security, charges she denies. In this clip, a cheerful Sotoudeh talks with her five-year-old son, while her daughter cries in the background.

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