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6/18/2007 - Violence in Afghanistan Surges; Taliban Commits Deadliest Attack Since 2001
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a suicide bomber who blew up a bus transporting police recruits in Afghanistan yesterday....

5/9/2007 - 17-Year-Old Girl Stoned to Death in Iraq
A 17-year-old girl from the Kurdish region of Bashika in Northern Iraq was stoned to death last month as a punishment for her relationship with a Muslim teenager....

5/3/2007 - Italian Women Opposing Military Base Bring Fight to Washington
Women leaders of an Italian grassroots movement to protest construction of an American military base in Vicenza, Italy arrived in Washington this week to plead their case on Capitol Hill....

3/29/2007 - Ms. Hosts Successful Forum on Afghanistan
The state of Afghan women and girls and the need for better US policies in Afghanistan were the focus of a community forum hosted by Ms....

3/20/2007 - Today Marks Beginning of Fifth Year in Iraq
The United States is now in the fifth year of its war in Iraq....

3/19/2007 - Anti-War Protestors Gathered Around the World
Anti-war protesters across the country and around the world gathered Saturday to mark the four-year anniversary of the war in Iraq....

2/26/2007 - Two Women Allegedly Gang-Raped by Iraqi Security Forces
Two alleged gang rapes of Iraqi women by national security forces caused an uproar in Iraq last week....

2/26/2007 - Woman Colonel Urges Troops to Refuse Orders if US Attacks Iran
Adding to the chorus of women leaders demanding that President Bush retreat from the possibility of war against Iran, retired Army Reserves Colonel and former high-ranking diplomat Mary Ann Wright asked military personnel to refuse potentially imminent orders to attack Iran....

2/21/2007 - U.S. To Take in 7,000 Iraqi Refugees, Giving Women and Children Priority
In response to mounting international pressure, the United States has pledged to grant asylum to 7,000 Iraq war refugees, prioritizing the "most vulnerable," including women and children....

2/20/2007 - House Vote Reveals Gender Gap in Opposition to Troop Escalation in Iraq
When the House of Representatives voted on Friday to oppose President Bushs plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq, a marked gender gap emerged....

1/10/2007 - Coalition Plans Events Nationwide to Say No to More Troops in Iraq
President Bush is expected to announce tonight during an address to the nation an increase in US troops in Iraq by some 20,000....

1/5/2007 - Iraq: Pregnant Women Suffer Obstetrician Shortage, Poor Healthcare
War has taken a toll on Iraq's once-exemplary maternal health care system, endangering the health of pregnant Iraqi women and their fetuses, according to an article in Thursday's Washington Post....

12/14/2006 - UNICEF Says Violence is Eroding Iraqi Women's Rights
Violence in Iraq is a growing threat to the empowerment of Iraqi women and girls, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a recent statement....

11/16/2006 - Conference Seeks to End Self-Immolation in Afghanistan
A conference to find solutions to a growing problem of self-immolation in Afghanistan and other countries began on Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan....

11/1/2006 - Womens Rights Activists Targeted in Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Women's rights advocates in Iraq and Saudi Arabia have been the target of misogynistic violence and political oppression, respectively, in the past week....

10/13/2006 - CODEPINK's 'Give Peace a Vote' Campaign Gains Momentum
The women's peace group CODEPINK has received a huge response to its online campaign to create an anti-war voting bloc....

9/21/2006 - Women for Peace Call for an End to the War
The National Organization for Women (NOW) and CodePink held Women for Peace Day yesterday, drawing attention to the strong presence of women in the peace movement....

8/21/2006 - Lawyers Killed in Iraq for Defending Women's Rights
Since October 2005, some 38 lawyers in Iraq have been killed, many of whom were defending women's rights....

7/5/2006 - American Ex-Solider Accused of Rape, Murder in Iraq
A former US soldier was accused on Monday of raping and murdering a young Iraqi woman and killing her three family members in their home....

7/3/2006 - Two Iraqi Women Legislators Targeted by Kidnappers
In Baghdad this weekend, two women legislators were targets of political violence....

6/1/2006 - US Military in Iraq Kill Two Women Headed to Maternity Hospital
A pregnant woman and her cousin were killed by gunfire from US forces in Iraq as they sped through an observation post to meet the waiting father-to-be at the hospital....

3/30/2006 - Journalist Jill Carroll Released from Captivity in Iraq
Journalist Jill Carroll, who was abducted in Iraq three months ago, was released today by her captors unharmed....

3/13/2006 - Women in Iraq Increasingly Attacked for Not Wearing Headscarves
Acts of violence against Iraqi women who do not wear headscarves have more than tripled in the three years since the US invasion, according to the Women's Rights Association in Iraq....

2/9/2006 - Demonstration Marks 30 Days of Captivity for American Journalist Jill Carroll
Reporters Without Borders (RWB) held a demonstration in Paris on Tuesday to mark the 30th day of captivity for American freelance journalist Jill Carroll, who was kidnapped in Baghdad by the previously unknown group Revenge Brigade on January 7....

2/3/2006 - Thousands of Women Worldwide Sign Anti-War Rallying Call
The women's peace group CodePink has launched a massive anti-Iraq war petition campaign called "Women Say No to War." The group aims to gather 100,000 signatures from women worldwide by March 8, International Womens Day, at which point the petition will go to the White House and to US embassies....