“It’s important to be aware of what’s going on in the world and to think about how you can start to make a difference, even when you’re a kid.”
What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard
A decree issued Wednesday in Libya would recognize rape committed during that country's revolution as a war crime and
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent wo
Morocco aims to toss part of its penal code allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, lawmakers told Al Ja
The Nobel Women's Initiative, in collaboration with the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
This week alone, 91 women became victims of sexual assault over four days during the protests, says Human Rights Watc
This first widespread governmental study on sexual harassment in Egypt has revealed that an astounding 99.3 per cent
Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se
In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se
The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO Mr.
Several Libyan organisations fighting for women's rights held a demo on Thursday morning against deteriorating human
Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
World Vision is extremely concerned about the plight of girls and young women in northern Mali, amid growing reports
"I will not stay quiet.
Numerous movements, political parties, organisations and individuals took a united stand on violence against women.
The top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality today expressed “deep concern” abou
Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu
Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se
A French reporter has published a book of testimonies from women forced into former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's h
The latest ICTJ Program Report explores transitional justice issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and ch
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
On 22 April 2012, Sudanese judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced to death by stoning a young woman accused of Zina (adul
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
“Breaking the silence is the first step.”
As the Security Council last week voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the UN's political mission in Libya, its
Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.
At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai
There is an escalating pattern of physical attacks by Egyptian military and police officers against women and male pr
Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
Thousands of Egyptian women have held rallies in Cairo against their treatment by security forces.
A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in Libya to begin investigating sexual crimes committe
When the troops came into Tahrir Square in March, one young social worker was passing by on her way to pay back her s
One of the grimmest features of the armed conflict in Libya has been the spate of arbitrary arrests and enforced disa
When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west
Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp
The head of Egypt's military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out f
New charges that Muammer Gaddafi has ordered mass rapes of women in Libya are just the latest in an ongoing and unpre
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused the forces of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi on Thursday of using rape an
The international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague has previously launched investigations into the alleged use of sy
Top United Nations officials are at loggerheads over whether rape is being used as a weapon in Libya, issuing contrad