“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.”
Solidarity for African Women's Rights (SOAWR) is proud to announce the launch of its new website.
The Saharawi Human Rights Defensors condemn the Moroccan government's decision to deport human rights activists from
The Union of Saharawi Lawyers (USL) launched on the International Day of Solidarity with the Dissappeared Saharawis,
Moved by the sufferings, human rights violantions and inhuman conditions reigning in their country, the National Unio
Under the slogan of “Saharawi Women: A mobilization force for the National Idependence and Progress”, the
The UN-INSTRAW/CAWTAR project "Strengthening Women's Leadership and Participation in politics and decision-makin
Listing 526 Saharawi Disappeared, the International Bureau for the Respect of Human Rights in Western Sahara appeals
The Saharawi Women would like to express their disagreement and their concern on the recent UN Security Council´
Participatory Evaluation Reports of Aid Flows from a Gender Perspective in Cambodia, Gu
The organic revolution that ousted the Tunisian president last week is unlikely to spread through the Arab world anyt
This is a homage to all those women out there fighting on the streets of Egypt, to those whose voices and faces were
So Mubarak is gone and certainly it is good to finally be rid of someone who has consistently abused the human rights
Two Egyptian women's rights leaders say Suzanne Mubarak controlled their arena and stymied progress.
For a few brief days during the Egyptian uprising, women felt relatively safe on the streets of Egypt where sexual st
Cairo, February 20 2011
Statement from the Coalition of
Morocco's recent reforms have made significant headway in the area of judicial reforms which go beyond the judiciary
"I, a girl, am going down to Tahrir Square and I will stand alone." With these words, Asmaa Mahfouz put out
Throughout the extraordinary events of the last few months, across the Middle East and North Africa, long-silenced vo
In Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia, and elsewhere, women have stood with men pushing for change.
As the youth-led Freedom Movement of 2011 spreads rapidly across the Middle East and around the world, one can only w
Is the new boss the same as the old boss?
Filmmakers Mostafa Heravi, Alka Sadat and Laila Hotait Salas may hail from three different countries — Iran, Af
The Libyan authorities must end their campaign to discredit Eman al-Obeidi, Amnesty International said today, after t
For the sake of Libyan society as a whole, women must play a more equal and visible role in shaping it.
While representing a month of liberation for many in the Middle East, March was revolutionary for the area in more th
There is much about the Middle East that needs changing.
Disturbing dispatches out of Yemen yesterday report that thousands of women, chanting “peaceful, peaceful,&rdqu
Political unrest across the Middle East has increased appetite in the wider world for comment from within the region,
Even as the Arab spring unfolds across the region, I learned with profound astonishment that Mr.
It's a problem nearly every woman in the Egyptian capital has experienced — leering, whistles, groping or other
There has been escalating violence, especially sexual assaults, against women in Libya.
Conservative Muslim bloggers and women's rights activists bring harassers and inadequate legal and cultural protectio
In his new book, “On the State of Egypt” (Vintage; paperback, $15), popular Egyptian author Alaa Al Aswan
We the women of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and South Asia, with our colleagues from North
“I am just as good as you are!” half of Arab society is screaming at the other half.
As part of the Libyan Women Forum (LWF) Political Mobilisation Initiative that was launched immediately following the
Due to recent media attention painting a negative picture on certain incidents related to women's rights issues in Li
During the Libyan revolution, Gadhafi ordered his soldiers to “rape the women.” He targeted the families
I was honoured to be asked to take part in a panel discussion on day one of the One Voice 2013 women's conference tha
Lina Al Tiby, a Syrian activist living in Cairo, runs a support network for Syrian women refugees; helps them adapt t
We, the women from Western Sahara ask every person to sign in the petition launched by the President of the Center fo
Last week, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood issued a strongly-worded statement unabashedly rejecting the draft UN declarati
WILPF attended a very touching and moving side event on the Human Rights situation in Western Sahara last week at the