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Even In Afghanistan, Separate Is Not Equal

Are US/NATO efforts to empower women and equalize Afghan society undercut by the segregation policies of their own camps and insensitivity to local staff? By Jade Wu. (first appeared in Peace and Conflict Monitor, 07/09/2013; photo by Jade Wu)
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Mainstreaming Gender into Development Projects

Paper discussing the consequence of leaving women out and practical requirements for success. By Dr. Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah. (02/16/2012)
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IA-Forum Interview: Kay Seok

IA Forum speaks with Kay Seok (Human Rights Watch) about women's rights issues in Korea. By Kathryn Baer. (12/09/2010)
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Women's Rights and Geopolitics in the Two Koreas

Association for Women's Rights in Development interview with Christine Ahn (Global Fund for Women and the Korea Policy Institute). (AWID, 11/26/2010)
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HIV/AIDS and Human Security: A Focus on Women and Economic Security in Southern Africa

Author analyzes the AIDS/HIV issue in southern Africa and offers policy recommendations towards combating its effect there. By Elizabeth Armstrong-Mensah, PhD. (04/21/2010)
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Acute Poverty Alleviation Through Women’s Targeting By Microfinance Programs

Author provides argument for sustaining female-targeting microfinance programs. By Alexandra Dobra. (04/20/2010)
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IA-Forum Interviews: Dr. Al Shaky, Zainab Al-Suwaij, and Mary Larkin

IA-Forum discusses the Iraq constitution and Iraqi women's rights with Iraqi Minister of State for Women’s Affairs Dr. Azhar Abdul Karim Al Shakly, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director of the American Islamic Congress and Mary Larkin, Director of International Programs at Street Law, Inc. By Kevin DeCorla-Souza. (IA-Forum, 7/20/2005)
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Japan: Where Leaning In Isn’t Enough

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Latin American Program in the News: "Interview with Donny Meertens on Women's Land Rights & Youth Vi

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Opportunities and Challenges for Middle East Women: 2014

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Latin American Program in the News: Fighting Violence Against Women

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Time for Pakistan's Leaders to Stand Up for Women

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Urbanization and Insecurity: Crowding, Conflict, and Gender

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Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond

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Ion Ratiu Democracy Awardee, Angela Kocze, Speaks for VOA's Press Conference USA

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Afghanistan: Securing the Future for Afghan Women

Reflects on the progress of women's rights in Afghanistan (12/31/2010)
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The Yuan Underrated, China Overrated

America is driven by innovation. China, running like a mad (11/10/2009)
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Ending 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

The US Military needs to end their draconian bans of LGBT (6/24/2009)
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Women's Participation in the Democratic Processes in Iraq and Afghanistan

Report on women's participation in democratization efforts (7/6/2006)
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Q&A: Peace in Sudan

The Sudan government and rebels from the south have signed (12/31/2005)
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Women in Post-Saddam Iraq: One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

This article argues that although the removal of Saddam’s (12/1/2005)
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Get French or Die Trying

The author writes that the nightly riots spreading across (11/16/2005)
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EDITORIALS
Human Trafficking – the Untamable Epidemic

A look at the root causes of human trafficking and possible steps to combat it. By Anuradha Kataria. (09/24/2012)
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Women are the Pillars of Afghanistan

Author responds to op-ed by Laura Bush, and discusses steps to achieve gender equality. By Ashraf Haidari. (10/18/2010)
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Education is the Key to Empowering Afghan Women

Political Counselor of the Embassy of Afghanistan M. Ashraf Haidari argues for increased efforts to educate the women of Afghanistan as a primary step in ensuring greater rights. By M. Ashaf Haidari. (05/13/2009)
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What if it's a Girl?

Author discusses debate over whether Japan should allow a female emperor and what this means for the status of women in Japan. By Jason Miks. (IA-Forum, 3/6/2006)
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