This Special Report from the United States Peace Institute is written by Paula M.
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate
Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that w
Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se
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.
Egypt's new constitution leaves Dooa Abdallah feeling left out.
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
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc
The latest ICTJ Program Report explores transitional justice issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and ch
Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
During political transitions following periods of violence or repression, societies face the burdensome legacy left b
After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw
Female protesters continue to participate in pro-democracy demonstrations that remain deadly more than a year after P
In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s
As the Security Council last week voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the UN's political mission in Libya, its
The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) welcomes the passage of a new electoral law, which guarantees women at l
Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western d
By Reenat Sinay
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 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
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
The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality launches proposals for Women's Empowerment in Arab States.
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.
At this week's conference on Libya in Paris, the Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) and the international com
The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has
In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.
The Arab revolutions are beginning to destroy the cliché of an Arab world incapable of democratic transformati
Egyptians were glued to their televisions on Wednesday as the military handed down the country's new working constitu
Egyptian women played a critical role in the revolutionary protests that brought down former president Hosni Mubarak
The first flush of revolution is like a drug - colors, surging emotions, a beautiful future ahead.