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As feminists and NGO advocates celebrated the legal recognition of the New Woman Research Centre, Mariz Tadros discovers the battle is far from over.
This paper by Farida Shaheed, produced for Dawn's Political Restructuring and Social Transformation Programme, outlines the spaces, strategies and contradictions arising from women's political involvement in South Asia.
WLUML has received news from allies in Pakistan's North Western Frontier Province that the Maulvis have declared a ban on NGO work in Frontier Regions of Bannu.
There is concern that the rejection lacks a legal basis and is intended to restrict the activities of Egyptian civil society.

This book analyses legal campaigns and cases in a number of Asian, Middle Eastern and North African countries, and describes a strategy for challenging these laws – delegation to the wife of the right to pronounce divorce on the behalf of her husband on their marriage – to equalise the right to divorce.

Egyptian Human Rights and Civil Society Organizations express their protest regarding the Ministry of Social Affairs' rejection of the registration of two Egyptian human rights organizations: the Land Center for Human rights and New Woman Research Center.
Amnesty International has expressed its concern that Toujan al-Faisal is not being allowed to stand as a candidate in the upcoming Jordanian parliamentary elections of 17 June, 2003.
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