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4/16/2014 - Female Afghan Parliamentarian Injured in Shooting Attack
Maryam Koofi, a member of Afghanistan's Parliament, was wounded in a shooting yesterday....

4/7/2014 - Millions of Afghans Vote in Historic Elections
High turnout, low levels of violence, and strong participation by women, all combined Saturday to make the closely watched Afghan presidential and provincial council elections a success. Over 7 million Afghan men and women voted in these historic elections - representing a staggering 60% voter participation rate, close to the 62% participation rate in the US presidential election in 2008 and more than the 58% participation rate in the US in 2012....

4/4/2014 - Afghanistan Heads to the Polls Tomorrow
Afghanistan will hold presidential and provincial council elections tomorrow....

1/17/2014 - Report: Burma Army Uses Rape as Weapon of War
The Women's League of Burma (WLB) released a report on Tuesday revealing the Burmese Army's continued, systematic rape of girls and women since the country's 2010 elections....

12/16/2013 - Michelle Bachelet Wins Chilean Presidency
Feminist Michelle Bachelet is once again the president of Chile, winning 62 percent of the vote - the largest victory for any presidential candidate since the country resumed democratic elections in 1989. As president, Bachelet will address the profound gap between the rich and poor in Chile....

11/27/2013 - Karzai Signals Delay On Bilateral Security Agreement
President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has declared that he will not sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) until after Afghanistan's Presidential elections are held in April 2014....

11/22/2013 - US and Afghanistan Agree on Language for Bilateral Security Agreement
The United States and Afghanistan have agreed on the final language of a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) that will help determine the role of the U.S....

11/18/2013 - US Leaders Speak Out on Role of Women in Afghanistan's Transition
Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former First Lady Laura Bush called for increased support for Afghan women during the "Advancing Afghan Women: Promoting Peace and Progress in Afghanistan" symposium held in Washington, DC last week. The US leaders asserted that women must be a strong part of Afghanistan's upcoming political, security, and economic transitions as Afghanistan holds new elections and the US withdraws its troops in 2014....

10/10/2013 - Registration to Run in Afghanistan Elections Closed This Week
Registration wrapped up on October 6 for both the Afghanistan presidential and provincial council elections....

9/27/2013 - Afghanistan Holds First Social Media Summit
Afghanistan held its first social media summit this week in Kabul, the first in a three-part project....

9/18/2013 - UN Agencies Condemn Violence Against Women in Afghanistan
UN Women, the United Nations agency committed to gender equality and women's empowerment, condemned the recent intimidation and targeted killings of Afghan women government officials....

9/17/2013 - New USAID Projects Aim to Empower Afghan Women
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has recently announced several programs aimed at empowering women and girls in Afghanistan....

9/11/2013 - Afghanistan Leaders Discuss Need for More Women Judges
At a four-day conference at the Afghan Supreme Court in Kabul last week, over 180 female judges affiliated with the Afghan Women Judges Association (AWJA) and other leaders discussed strategies for improving the number of Afghanistan's female judges and ensuring justice to those who come to the courts....

9/6/2013 - Multi-Million Dollar Program Announced to Support Afghan Women's Political Participation
Enhancing women's political participation is at the forefront of preparation for Afghanistan's next set of presidential and provincial elections....

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....

9/28/2011 - Woman in Saudi Arabia Receives 10 Lashes for Driving
On Tuesday, a Saudi court sentenced a woman to 10 lashes with a whip for driving a car....

9/26/2011 - Saudi King Announces Women's Right to Vote
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia announced in a recent address that Saudi women will now have voting rights and permitted to nominate candidates in the municipal elections to be held in 2015....

11/9/2010 - Women's Rights Gravely Threatened in Iran
Two Iranian women, Sakineh Ashtiani who currently faces an execution sentence, and Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is a human rights lawyer and colleague of Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, are in danger in Iran....

11/1/2010 - Brazil Elects First Woman to its Presidency
On Sunday, Dilma Rousseff of the Worker's Party defeated Jose Serra of the Social Democratic Party by a wide margin and became Brazil's first woman president....

10/8/2010 - Jailed Iranian Human Rights Lawyer on Hunger Strike
Prominent jailed Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, confirmed in a short telephone conversation with her husband, that she is on the twelfth day of a hunger strike....

9/20/2010 - Violence Punctuates Afghan Elections
News reports indicate that at least 15 people died during election-related violence in Afghanistan on Saturday, where parliamentary elections were held....

9/17/2010 - Afghan Parliamentary Elections to be Held Saturday
Saturday, Afghanistan will hold their second parliamentary elections since the Taliban lost power....

8/30/2010 - Campaign Workers for Afghan Woman Candidate Murdered
The bodies of five campaign workers who had been working for a woman parliament candidate in Afghanistan's Herat province were found over the weekend....

7/30/2010 - Senate Votes to Permanently Repeal Global Gag Rule
The Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to permanently repeal the Global Gag Rule yesterday....

4/29/2010 - Outrage Erupts Over Failed Iranian Bid for UN Commission on Status of Women
Feminists worldwide are outraged over an attempt by Iran to gain a seat on the United Nations (UN) Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)....