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Trapped in Saudi Arabia
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In most parts of the world, women can make their own decisions. Mothers can drive cars and daughters can go to school if they wish. They can even board planes and fly to different cities or countries under their own volition.

But not in Saudi Arabia - a country where Nazia Quazi, a 24-year-old citizen of Canada and India, has been trapped because she's a woman.
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Women's Rights
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Millions of women throughout the world live in conditions of abject deprivation of, and attacks against, their fundamental human rights for no other reason than that they are women.
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A Woman's Place, in Lebanon
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If you think Lebanon is a complicated place, the state of Lebanese women's political participation should be no surprise. Lebanese women won the right to vote and to participate in national elections in 1952, 19 years before women in Switzerland. Yet, today, political participation by Lebanese women remains dismal at the national level.
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I Told the US Government to Start Trusting Usfrom Suraya Pakzad, Afghanistan
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In 1996 when the Taliban took over in Afghanistan, we waited for the international community to rescue us. Surely they would not let this tyranny stand. I waited, but soon I decided that no help was coming.
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Afghanistan has become the standard-bearer for the treatment of women worldwide.from Nasrine Gross,
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In the year 2000, I met with 300 other Afghan women in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, to draft the Declaration of the Essential Rights of Afghan Women. Later we collected 300,000 signatures. I believe that to acknowledge women as complete actors in society will endgame the philosophy of the Taliban.
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Lebanon: Deadly Month for Domestic Workers
Contributor ,
The Lebanese government should investigate the deaths of eight migrant domestic workers during October 2009, as well as the reasons for the disproportionately high death rate among this group of workers, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Human Rights Angst Lingers In Afghanistan by Rachel Reid
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As Afghanistan's elections draw to a shambolic finale, it is time for President Obama to end his policy review and breathe hope into Afghanistan's bleak landscape.
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India: Reveal Truth about Childbirth Deaths
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India is falling behind other countries in meeting international commitments to improve obstetric care because it does not adequately monitor deaths and injuries in the critical period following childbirth and fix gaps in its health system and programs, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Operation Iraqi Freedom Enslaved Iraqi Women
Contributor ,
My twenty-year-old cousin Renda is currently a student at Mustansiriyah University in Baghdad, Iraq. Established in 1227, Mustansiriyah is one of the oldest universities in the world. Extremists have targeted this university since the 2003 U.S. and British-led invasion, the most brutal act having taken place on January 16, 2007 when a double bomb attack killed sixty five people, mostly female students, and wounded 138.
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Afghanistan - Where Men Rule and Women are 'Legally' Raped
Linda Lycett, Editor-in-Chief
With the latest advent of the law advocating ’legal’ rape against married women, is there such a thing as democracy and women’s rights in Afghanistan?
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Indian Women - The Power Trapped
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The early 19th century opened a new chapter which was a landmark in Indian history. The arrival of foreign missionaries, introduction of English language and other outside influences brought new factors to bear on the Indian people especially the 1intelligentia.
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Tribal Jirga Aims to Punish Remarried Woman
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I am defending a couple from Swat that has been made the target of a tribal jirga, calling for them to be executed for dishonouring their families.
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Women’s Education in Modern Times
Contributor ,
The voice of the working woman “a document of U.N.O. 1982 makes a significant stoical statement” women make up 50% of the world’s population.
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Fear of Going on the Street
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It's a shame! Several rape cases in the capital itself have unfortunately left those women devastated.
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Women’s Political Struggle in Nepal: a Shared History of South Asia
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Nepal is a small, landlocked Himalayan State, placed between India and China. Its population of over 18 million is predominantly rural. Since its unification 200 years ago, Nepal has been a monarchy. In the 18th century, the warrior king Prithvi Narayan Shah unified many princely states, bringing the country to its present shape and size. The unification marked the beginning of the rule by the Shah dynasty.
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Women Empowerment and Social Development Abstract
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Empowerment of women that will have lasting impacts must involve consciousness raising before the social construction of gender, which subordinates women in the family, class, caste, religion, or society, can be changed. The economic empowerment approach has relied on improving women's control over economic resources and strengthening women's economic security.
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Women of India
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India was under British colonial rule for approximately 200 years, and became an independent State in 1947. India then encompassed today’s Pakistan and Bangladesh. Indian women’s involvement in politics started in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Although British imperialism profoundly influenced the political engagement of both elite and non-elite women during this period, its impact on the character and purpose of their engagement was very different.
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The Future Looks Bright for Women
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For the past few decades, the world locally and internationally has victimized women. Although they didn't ask for or choose that victim role, they were blamed for it anyway and cut off from most their rights.
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Sister, Don't Be Discouraged
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Be encouraged that things, in time, will change...
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New Law Hurts All Afghan Women, Not Just the Shia
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A new law has been approved in Afghanistan which limits equality in the society and weakens women's rights and their movements. I do not want to call the new law a law for Shia women. It is a new law for Afghan women. I do not want to call them the minority, because we are all Afghans and we are the members of the same society and country.
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Women Emancipation—A Step Closer to a Brighter Future
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Women were the marginalized section of our society. They were struggling to have a stranglehold in this men’s world. But, in today’s time their position has improved after years of subjugation and domination.
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