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SOUTH AFRICA: Murder of young lesbian sparks homophobia concerns, 20/Feb/06
JOHANNESBURG, 20 February (IRIN) - As gays and lesbians become more visible in South African townships, they are increasingly becoming targets of homophobia, according to rights activists. The organisations were reacting to reports at the weekend of the murder of a young lesbian in a... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Roots of the Balochistan conflict run deep, 16/Feb/06
QUETTA, 16 February (IRIN) - For two years, Faqir Hussain, 26, has been searching for a job. He goes about the task methodically from his tiny flat in the southern Pakistani city of Quetta, cutting out notices that appear each week in the Sunday newspapers and maintaining a... Full Report... Email Report

EGYPT: Abused women reluctant to come forward, 16/Feb/06
CAIRO, 16 February (IRIN) - Despite the opening of the first safe-house for women in Cairo, few are choosing to leave their abusive marriages due to the social stigma and financial insecurity they would face.... Full Report... Email Report

TAJIKISTAN: UN appeal for 2006 launched, 16/Feb/06
DUSHANBE, 16 February (IRIN) - The United Nations launched its appeal for Tajikistan for 2006 in the capital, Dushanbe, on Thursday, requesting more than US $51 million from international donors. ... Full Report... Email Report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 61 for 10 - 16 February 2006, 16/Feb/06
DUBAI, 16 February (IRIN) - ... Full Report... Email Report

KYRGYZSTAN: More than 60 trafficked women detained, 15/Feb/06
OSH, 15 February (IRIN) - Kyrgyz security forces on Tuesday removed dozens of young women from a plane in the southern city of Osh set to transport them to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), allegedly for sexual exploitation.... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: IOM promoting income generation for quake reconstruction, 15/Feb/06
MUZAFFARABAD, 15 February (IRIN) - Under a blue sky in the grounds of the Ajaz Gillani Relief Tent Village, in Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistani-administered Kashmir, a group of women wearing heavy-duty workmen’s gloves are grappling with thick coils of metal wire.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: TB major health problem in the south - WHO, 15/Feb/06
KANDAHAR, 15 February (IRIN) - Zakera, a 40-year-old widow and mother of three, sits in a long queue of mostly female patients awaiting medicine at a tuberculosis (TB) control centre located in the Shar-e-Now district of the southern Afghan city of Kandahar. ... Full Report... Email Report

TURKMENISTAN: Interview with United Nations Resident Representative, 15/Feb/06
ASHGABAT, 15 February (IRIN) - Richard Young is the United Nations' new Resident Representative in Turkmenistan. In an interview with IRIN in the capital, Ashgabat he spoke about the need to formulate an emergency preparedness plan for the earthquake-prone republic and about new... Full Report... Email Report

NAMIBIA: Inheritance rights still a thorny issue, 14/Feb/06
WINDHOEK, 14 February (IRIN) - When Barakias Shangheta, 17, heard that his father had died at the local hospital in Okakarara, a village northeast of the capital, Windhoek, he ran to the cattle pastures and rounded up some of the herd for "safekeeping". "I knew that my father's... Full Report... Email Report

TAJIKISTAN: UN micro-credit project helps women in rural areas, 13/Feb/06
SARBDOR, 13 February (IRIN) - Proudly showing off her cow and calf in the village of Sarbdor, around 80 km west of the Tajik capital, Dushanbe, Mavliuda Madrahimova says that her livestock, an important source of diary products for her family, has been purchased thanks to a... Full Report... Email Report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 60 for 3 - 9 February 2006, 12/Feb/06
DUBAI, 12 February (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: Rights groups question handling of ship disaster EGYPT: Civil society remembers death of Sudanese, calls for enquiry EGYPT: A chronology of the Sudanese protest crisis EGYPT: Human rights groups investigate shipping disaster ... Full Report... Email Report

JORDAN: Rights group launches drive to curb early marriage, 9/Feb/06
AMMAN, 9 February (IRIN) - A leading Jordanian rights group has launched the country's first ever public campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of early marriage.... Full Report... Email Report

GREAT LAKES: Treat rape as crime against humanity, women urge, 9/Feb/06
KINSHASA, 9 February (IRIN) - Rape is a serious offence that should be treated as a crime against humanity, alongside genocide and war crimes, representatives of women's organisations in Africa's Great Lakes region have proposed.... Full Report... Email Report

IRAQ: Activists call on army, police to respect women’s rights, 8/Feb/06
BAGHDAD, 8 February (IRIN) - NGOs are calling for the protection of women during military raids, accusing both the Iraqi army and police of humiliating female suspects and detainees.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Education crisis in the south with 200 schools closed, 8/Feb/06
KANDAHAR, 8 February (IRIN) - Sitting in her windowless, smoke-blackened classroom, Zubaida, 15, a ninth grade student, is happy to attend school again after an arson attack destroyed her secondary school in southern Kandahar two weeks ago.... Full Report... Email Report

AFGHANISTAN: Criticism of NGO de-registration, 8/Feb/06
KABUL, 8 February (IRIN) - Civic groups in Afghanistan expressed varying reactions to a decision by the government on Tuesday to de-register some 1,600 NGOs in the post-conflict country. ... Full Report... Email Report

GLOBAL: Long way to go in fight against FGM - UN, 7/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 7 February (IRIN) - Governments, NGOs and affected communities must continue the struggle to end the suffering of an estimated three million girls around the world who endure the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) every year, UN agencies have said. ... Full Report... Email Report

PAKISTAN: Rights environment grim, says report, 6/Feb/06
ISLAMABAD, 6 February (IRIN) - A growing militarisation of society, coupled with an increased lack of transparency in matters of governance, has contributed to a grim human rights situation in the country, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) said in a new report on... Full Report... Email Report

MIDDLE EAST: MIDDLE EAST: Weekly round-up Number 59 for 27 January - 2 February 2006, 5/Feb/06
DUBAI, 5 February (IRIN) - CONTENTS: EGYPT: No deportation for Sudanese detainees, says government EGYPT: WHO declares country polio-free IRAQ: Mixed motivations behind kidnappings IRAQ: After years of discord, Najaf enjoys record development IRAQ: Rights watchdog... Full Report... Email Report


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