“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.”
In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se
This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w
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.
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as
The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev
Nearly two years after the start of uprisings across the Arab world, Arab women are confronting the reality that topp
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy
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
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
Across the Middle East, countries are witnessing parliamentary changes under newly-installed governments which have b
A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the
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.
Thank you. I am honored to be here this afternoon with my colleague Dr.
Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being sho
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
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
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
Women have never acted as mere spectators to history, but far too often revolutionary change has shoved them aside, i
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring – starting with the unrest in Tunisia in early January – questions
Improving gender equality is at the core of the World Bank's work globally and in the region.
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the May 2011 version of the Monthly Action Points (MA
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the April 2011 version of our Monthly Action Points (
The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security has released the March 2011 version the Monthly Action Points (MAP
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
At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun
Nawara Belal dreamt of an Egypt where men and women stood side-by-side.
Hoda Gameel is 22 and one of the millions of women in Egypt thrust by need and circumstance into the world of work.
Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e