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12/13/2012 - Women's Rights in Question in New Egyptian Constitution
Women's rights activists are protesting the draft constitution proposed by Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi that will be voted on by the general public on December 15th, 2012....

1/23/2012 - Women Win One Percent of Seats in Egyptian Elections
Final results of the first post-revolutionary parliament elections in Egypt confirm that women have won one percent of the parliamentary seats....

8/3/2011 - Burqa Ban Advances in Italian Parliament
Yesterday the Italian Parliamentary Constitutional Affairs Commission approved a draft of a law that would ban women from covering their faces with veils, including a burqa or a naqib, in public....

8/18/2010 - German Same-Sex Couples to Receive Equal Inheritance Rights
Germany's Federal Constitutional Court has ruled that registered same-sex partners should receive the same inheritance rights as married couples....

5/24/2010 - Legislation to Ban Burqa Sent to French Parliament
The French Council of Ministers approved a bill last week that would ban both the burqa and the niqab....

5/11/2010 - French Parliament Adopted Formal Resolution Condemning the Burqa
The French Parliament adopted a non-binding formal resolution today against the burqa, a head-to-toe garment worn by some Muslim women....

12/10/2008 - Domestic Violence Gains Increased Attention in Angola
Angola's Ministry of Family and Women Promotion (Minfamu) met this week to collaborate on a draft law intended to combat violence against women....

11/21/2008 - Phillipine Reproductive Health Bill Likely to be Defeated
A family planning bill currently moving through the Philippine legislature that would promote sex education and contraceptive use is expected to be defeated....

10/4/2007 - Women�s Groups Condemn New Draft of Turkish Constitution
More than 80 women�s groups have voiced strong opposition to the new draft constitution in Turkey, which describes women as a 'vulnerable group in need of protection.' The draft document also drops the current constitution�s clause requiring the government to ensure equality for all....

6/6/2007 - Afghan Radio Owner and Reporter Killed
Zakia Zaki, the owner and manager of Peace Radio and a headmaster of a girls' school in Parwan province, was shot dead inside her home early this morning....

11/8/2005 - Nigerian Lawyer Awarded Human Rights Prize
Hauwa Ibrahim, Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, is one of three recipients of the European Parliament's distinguished 2005 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought....

10/13/2005 - US Representatives Demand Answers from Bush on Iraqi Women's Rights
As Iraq prepares to vote on its new constitution on Saturday, 11 members of the House of Representatives have sent a letter to President Bush expressing their concerns about the challenges facing Iraqi women and asking him to make public any plans he may have to ensure that women's rights are safeguarded by the new Iraqi constitution....

10/7/2005 - Women's Rights Activists Among Winners in Afghan Election
On the fourth anniversary of the US bombing of Afghanistan to topple the Taliban, Afghanistan has begun releasing the first results from its parliamentary election on September 18....

9/15/2005 - Iraqi Womens Minister Concerned About Women's Rights in Draft Constitution
Azhar al-Sheikhly, Iraq's Minister of State for Women's Affairs, expressed concerns on Tuesday about women's rights under the draft Iraqi constitution in a discussion on human rights and the constitution sponsored by the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and the Iraqi Women's Caucus....

8/29/2005 - Iraq Constitution 'Big Disappointment' for Women
Iraq's draft constitution was finalized on Sunday and will be sent to voters for a nationwide referendum to be held in six weeks....

8/25/2005 - Bargaining Away Iraqi Women's Rights
A meeting to finalize the Iraq constitution, scheduled for tonight, has been canceled, delaying the adoption of the new constitution yet again....

8/12/2005 - Iraqi Women Appeal for Support in Fight to Save Rights
Recent reports on the draft Iraqi constitution raised serious that women's rights would be severely limited if the draft was not changed prior to its scheduled adoption on August 15....

8/5/2005 - Women Senators Call on Bush to Push for Women's Rights in Iraqi Constitution
Eleven women Senators sent a letter to President Bush yesterday expressing their concerns that the draft Iraqi constitution includes provisions that "may jeopardize the rights of Iraqi women." Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Hillary R....

7/27/2005 - Iraqi Women May Lose Rights Under New Constitution
In response to provisions in the draft Iraq constitution limiting women's rights, approximately 200 women protested in Baghdad last week to demand full equality between women and men....

7/21/2005 - Iraq Constitution Could be Setback for Women's Rights
Women's groups in Iraq held protests on Tuesday over draft language in the new Iraqi constitution that threatens to severely limit women's rights....

5/2/2005 - Japan Tries to Roll Back Women's Rights by Altering Constitution
Japan's ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party, is working toward changing the constitution in a way that would roll back womens rights....

1/11/2005 - Afghanistan's New Cabinet Includes Three Women
President Hamid Karzai recently announced twenty-seven ministers that will serve in his new Cabinet, including three women....

6/3/2004 - Only Six Women Appointed to Iraqi Interim Government
Iraq's newly appointed Prime Minister, Iyad Allawi, earlier this week announced the names of the US-backed interim government that will begin June 30....

5/12/2004 - New Iraqi Electoral Commission Does Not Set Aside Seats for Women
On April 21 the Iraqi Governing Council agreed to establish an Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq....

3/1/2004 - Iraqi Council Agrees on Interim Constitution, Women Win Quarter of Seats
Iraq's US-backed Governing Council agreed on an interim constitution after debating over issues of the role of Islam, representation for women in government, family law, and Kurdish autonomy....