A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the
"We have a lot of work ahead of us," says Sara Mazik, from Women for Libya, a new group of women who have r
A team from the International Criminal Court (ICC) has arrived in Libya to begin investigating sexual crimes committe
For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations o
On Egypt's first day of elections, women's participation was visibly large in the country's first post-revolution ele
To say they're excited about the downfall of the Gaddafi regime would be an understatement.From the moment Newsbeat m
While there is no reason to panic, concern about the rise of Islamists in post-dictatorship Arab societies is warrant
I attended the Annual Arab Media Academics Forum (AMAF) at the University of London's School of Oriental and African
Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.
When the troops came into Tahrir Square in March, one young social worker was passing by on her way to pay back her s
Thank you. I am honored to be here this afternoon with my colleague Dr.
On November 2, the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Wo
When post-revolution Egypt holds presidential elections next year, Buthaina Kamel is set to become the first woman in
Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being sho
As Tunisians await final results in their national election, the first in a country remade by the Arab Spring, it's w
As the Arab Spring moves through the Arab Autumn towards winter, there is hope but also anxiety and apprehension abou
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
Will the lot of Egypt's women improve after the country's revolution?
Although the gaze of global media has shifted elsewhere –increasingly violent protests in Yemen and Syria, the
As Ben Ali's regime first teetered and then toppled, women were on the front lines of the struggle as protesters, jou
Structurally, Tunisia's transitional government led by interim president Fouad Mebazza, interim prime minister Beji C
In the immediate aftermath of this spring's revolution, something new and unfamiliar happened in Egypt: women and men
This overview by the Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA) Network will give a general perspect
Libyan exile Shahrazad Kablan was teaching school in Cincinnati when the uprising against Col.
Maya Jribi, the only woman in a leadership job at one of Tunisia's main political parties, says it's been an uphill b
The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality launches proposals for Women's Empowerment in Arab States.
I promised to write a series of posts on women and the Arab Spring and this is the first, dealing with the role of wo
This report presents the main findings of an assessment conducted in Lebanon, Jordanand Occupied Palestinian Territor
One of the grimmest features of the armed conflict in Libya has been the spate of arbitrary arrests and enforced disa
Insherah Jernazi adheres to such a strict interpretation of Islamic modesty that she never leaves home without coveri
The next generation of Algeria's elected bodies will include more women than before.
Aisha Gdour, a school psychologist, smuggled bullets in her brown leather handbag.
When the sun sets on the refugee camp for black Africans that has sprung up at the marina in this town six miles west
At this week's conference on Libya in Paris, the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) and the international com
Migrant workers living in a squatter settlement outside Tripoli have claimed that nearly two dozen women in the camp
Women working at the main casualty hospital in Libyan city are seeing attitudes shift, though men still drive them to
Association for the development of Saharawi Women, led by Salma Buha Mint Bubacar Lecuara, president of the associati
Women must not be sidelined by the new political systems being born from the Arab Spring, US Secretary of State Hilla
As many as 68 per cent of women in the Middle East and North Africa feel that they are treated equally to men at work
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
Women have never acted as mere spectators to history, but far too often revolutionary change has shoved them aside, i
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
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring – starting with the unrest in Tunisia in early January – questions