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  1. EGYPT: Video: Unveiled Women Barred from Voting on Constitution

    Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit

    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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  2. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EASt: Has the Arab Spring Been a Disaster for Women?

    It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 625
  3. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

    When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 627
  4. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Women Should Be Full Partners In Arab Spring, US Envoy Says

    The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev

    Tuesday, October 16, 2012
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  5. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: No Arab Spring Without the 'Flower' of Women's Rights

    Nearly two years after the start of uprisings across the Arab world, Arab women are confronting the reality that topp

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012
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  6. NORTH AFRICA/ MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring reforms still leaving women out in the cold

    Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat

    Monday, September 24, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 404
  7. LIBYA: Libya's New Women Politicians Seize Chance in Vote

    Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot

    Friday, July 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 198
  8. LIBYA: Equal Participation of Women Vital for Building New Libya, Says UN Envoy

    The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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  9. ALGERIA: Arab World Gets a New Trailblazer for Women in Politics

    Now that Algeria has the largest proportion of women lawmakers in the Arab world, workmen at the national assembly bu

    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 130
  10. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Feel Excluded, Despite the Promise of the Revolution

    After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw

    Monday, May 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 052
  11. LIBYA: Libyan Women Hope for Gains in Elections

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    Friday, May 18, 2012
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  12. ALGERIA: Increase of Women in Parliament is a Step Towards Gender Equity in Algeria

    The head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today welcomed the increase in women's repr

    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 048
  13. EGYPT: Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

    Female protesters continue to participate in pro-democracy demonstrations that remain deadly more than a year after P

    Friday, May 11, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 063
  14. ARAB SPRING: 'Why Do They Hate Us'

    In "Distant View of a Minaret," the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short s

    Wednesday, April 25, 2012
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  16. NORTH AFRICA: Was the Arab Spring a Step Backward for Women?

    A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio

    Friday, April 13, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 012
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  18. MIDDLE EAST: Quota, What Quota? How Parliaments Lack Female Touch in Arab Region

    Across the Middle East, countries are witnessing parliamentary changes under newly-installed governments which have b

    Monday, March 5, 2012
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  19. LIBYA: From 0 to 40: LWPP Advocacy Effort Secures Major Representation for Women in New Libyan Assembly

    The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) welcomes the passage of a new electoral law, which guarantees women at l

    Thursday, February 9, 2012
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  21. MIDDLE EAST: Revolution, Women And Social Media in The Middle East

    "The power of women is in their stories.

    Friday, January 27, 2012
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  22. INTERNATIONAL: No Arab Spring Without Women


    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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  23. SYRIA: On the Front Lines in Syria, Women's Role is Still Undefined

    Where are all the women in Syria's national uprising?

    Sunday, January 22, 2012
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  24. LIBYA: Libya Drops Election Quota for Women

    Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western d

    Friday, January 20, 2012
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  25. MIDDLE EAST: Do Arab Women Need Quotas?

    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 695
  26. NORTH AFRICA: For Arab Women, Change in the Digital Reality is Coming, but Slowly

    By all standards, 2011 was quite an exceptional year for men and women in the Arab world.

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012
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  28. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Find Power Still Hinges on Men

    At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai

    Monday, January 9, 2012
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