Gender

Jul 09, 2018

Sindh: Meghwar Woman First of Community to Run in Assembly Constituency Elections

Sunita Parmar, a member of the Hindu Meghwar minority, has become the first from her community to run as a candidate for the Sindh Assembly constituency. The provincial assembly elections will be held on 25 July 2018. Parmar will be running as an independent candidate from Tharkapar district, which has the highest Hindu population of Pakistan. If successful, she hopes to improve the quality of life...

Jul 09, 2018

Sindh: Meghwar Woman First of Community to Run...

Sunita Parmar, a member of the Hindu Meghwar minority, has become the first from her community to run as a candidate for the Sindh Assembly constituency. The provincial assembly elections will be held...

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Jun 25, 2018

West Balochistan: Forty-One Girls Victims of Sexual...

In Iran’s southernmost region Sistan and Balochistan, forty-one girls have been kidnapped at gunpoint and subjected to sexual abuse and violence. The public anger and outcry led to the organisation...

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Jun 20, 2018

Somaliland: First Steps Taken to Increase Women’s...

In recent months, the developing nation of Somaliland has made a number of steps towards encouraging the active participation of women throughout its institutions. As the writer of the article below notes,...

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Jun 11, 2018

UNPO Submits Report for CEDAW Review of Ethio...

On Monday 11 June 2018, UNPO submitted a report for the 72nd session of the United Nations' Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), during which Ethiopia will...

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Apr 24, 2018

Chittagong Hills Tracts: Women and Children Remain...

As one on the most exposed social groups in the Chittagong Hills Tracts (CHT) region, in Bangladesh, indigenous women – and particularly girl s- continue to be subject to severe human rights violations,...

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Apr 10, 2018

UNPO Announces Documentary Screening at Atelier...

Documentary Screening at Atelier Marcel Hastir (Rue du Commerce 51, 1000 Brussels) Maya in Action - Narratives of resilience in Guatemala/Soigner nos droits - La voie des femmes mayas 10 April 2018 |...

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Mar 08, 2018

International Women's Day: Inclusivity and...

Today [8 March 2018] is International Women’s Day, the day on which women from all around the world stand up for their rights and the rights of their sisters. A day on which to stand together against...

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Feb 12, 2018

Somaliland: Ministry Adopts New Legislation in...

Photo Courtesy of  Wikimedia Commons On Wednesday, 7 February 2018, Somaliland’s Ministry of Religious Affairs passed a religious edict against the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM),...

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