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In Pakistan, Islamic schools for women thrive

Islamabad (AP) -- To its detractors, the Al-Huda chain of Islamic schools across Pakistan is a driver of conservative Islam, especially among the secular elite.

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Impoverished Sierra Leonean Rape Victims Coerced Into Settling Out of Court

Women in Sierra Leone have a rough way to go. Since the country's civil war broke out in the early 1990s, women have been particularly vulnerable to rape as a weapon of war.

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High Price of “Bad Hejab” in Iran

Morality police back with a vengeance after apparent respite.

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Mexico: Extending the Reach of Safe Abortion

By 5:00 AM, dozens of women are already lined up outside of this clinic in the Mexican capital. Most come with their mothers, sisters, husbands, friends or boyfriends. A few show up alone.

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Protecting Women Human Rights Defenders in Meso-America Region

The Meeting of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in the Meso-American Region was held from April 23-25, 2010 in Oaxaca, Mexico. Participants discussed strategies to protect WHRDs in the various contexts of their activism. AWID spoke with Marusia López Cruz,* one of the meeting organizers, about the event.

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CRISIS IN HAITI: STRENGTHENING SOLIDARITY THROUGH INFORMATION PROVISION

In response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, AWID has launched a special section on our website designed to provide a wide range of information on the context of the crisis, the latest analysis on the aftermath of the earthquake, how the crisis is impacting women and women’s rights, how to ensure women's rights are at the centre of responses to disasters, and how you can act in solidarity with the women, men and children of Haiti.

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Homophobia on the rise

Recent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender meetings reveal the growing influence of Islamist groups and highlight unequal protection of citizenship rights

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Surprise! Immigration Is A Woman’s Issue!

In the wake of the recent passing of the harsh anti-immigrant law in Arizona, Gloria Steinem, writer, feminist organizer and cofounder of the Women’s Media Center, and Pramila Jayapal, an immigrant herself, and founder and executive director of OneAmerica, a national organization that works for civil and human rights for immigrants, consider the unique impact of immigration on women.

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Abortion and Human Rights: Will Brazil be the Next Nicaragua?

Brazilian women have seen important setbacks in regard to access to abortion in recent years.

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Remembering Rhonda Copelon

FRIDAY FILE: Charlotte Bunch spoke with AWID to pay tribute to her longstanding and cherished colleague and friend, Rhonda Copelon.

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