Middle East

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.

Women’s Rights in Transitions to Democracy: Achieving Rights, Resisting Backlash

May 22, 2012

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Time for Formal Legal Status: An Update on Women's Rights to Collective Lands in Morocco

May 7, 2012

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Following five years of mobilization by women of collective lands (Soulaliyates) in Morocco, with the tireless support of WLP Morocco/Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM), and after the publication of two ministerial circulars (July 2009 and October 2010) recognizing the right of women to compensation related to land sales, on March 30, 2012 the Ministry of Interior released a new circular (Circular 17).

Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC)

March 15, 2012

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Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), WLP’s partner organization in Palestine, was established in 1992 as a coalition founded to support women’s roles in peace negotiations and to facilitate gender mainstreaming throughout government bodies and public policies.

CRTD-A March 16 Beirut Event: Quel printemps pour la femme arabe?

March 7, 2012

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Dans le cadre du mois de la Francophonie au Liban et à l'occasion de la Journée Internationale de la Femme

L'Ambassade du Canada au Liban
et le Centre for Research and Training on Development-Action
ont l'honneur de vous inviter à une conférence intitulée

" Quel printemps pour la femme arabe ?"

Le vendredi 16 mars 2012, de 9h00 à 15h30, à l'Hôtel Le Bristol, Beyrouth

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