An Uzbek woman outside the Juma Mosque on August 16, 2006 in Tashkent in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan.
An Uzbek woman outside the Juma Mosque on August 16, 2006 in Tashkent in the central Asian country of Uzbekistan. © Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

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The Women's Reporting & Dialogue Programme

Years active: 2005-2006

The Women's Reporting & Dialogue Programme - covering non-Arab Muslim countries - will seek to strengthen the capacity of local media and individual journalists to cover gender issues through training and information provision. It also seeks to create a regional network of female journalists whose high-quality output will provide a much-needed source of comprehensive information on gender issues in the regions.

Breaking a Vicious Cycle

Unaware of their rights and with nowhere to turn to, many victims of violence suffer in silence.

Scraping a Living

Dismal economic prospects mean low paid, menial and dangerous work is often only way to make ends meet.

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