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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
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 697
  2. LIBYA: Libya to Receive UN Women Grant for the First Time

    Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu

    Monday, November 12, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 624
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 518
  6. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 440
  7. TUNISIA: Tunisian schizophrenia over women

    Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se

    Monday, October 1, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 433
  8. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: A Struggle Against Invisibility - Gender Justice in the Middle East and North Africa

    In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc

    Wednesday, September 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 426
  9. 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
  10. LIBYA: Former Exiles Chafe Over Surge of Salafism

    Before last year, Naziha Arebi hardly knew her Libyan family.

    Sunday, September 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 405
  11. LIBYA: 'For Gaddafi, rape was a weapon'

    A French reporter has published a book of testimonies from women forced into former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's h

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 397
  12. MIDDLE EAST/ NORTH AFRICA: Libyans 'exploiting Syrian women' with marriage offers

    Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy

    Friday, September 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 398
  13. NORTH AFRICA: ICTJ Program Report - Middle East and North Africa

    The latest ICTJ Program Report explores transitional justice issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and ch

    Wednesday, September 5, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 300
  14. MOROCCO: Moroccan Moms Benefit from Maternal Health Revolution

    Sookaina Boudraa had been waiting for three hours at the Alwaha health clinic in Sidi Moumen, an area in northeastern

    Monday, July 23, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 259
  15. MIDDLE EAST: Women at the Frontiers

    This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap

    Thursday, July 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 234
  16. 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
  17. MOROCCO: Moroccan Campaign Links Youth Veiling With Child Abuse

    An ambitious new Morocco campaign launched by a women's rights organization has argued that the veiling of young girl

    Monday, July 2, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 218
  18. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 173
  19. MIDDLE EAST: Arab Spring vs. Women's Rights

    In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica

    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 156
  20. 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
  21. SUDAN: On Intisar's Zina Charges and Stoning Sentence

    On 22 April 2012, Sudanese judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced to death by stoning a young woman accused of Zina (adul

    Wednesday, June 6, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 099
  22. MOROCCO: Gender and the Transitional Justice Process

    During political transitions following periods of violence or repression, societies face the burdensome legacy left b

    Monday, June 4, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 603
  23. 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
  24. LIBYA: Libyan Women Hope for Gains in Elections

    The video that accompanies this story can be found
    Friday, May 18, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 057
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 017
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  29. TUNISIA: Talk is Cheap: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Tunisia

    “Breaking the silence is the first step.”

    Saturday, April 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 014
  30. 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
  31. LIBYA: Historic Transition in Libya Must Not Forget the Survivors of Sexual Violence

    As the Security Council last week voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the UN's political mission in Libya, its

    Monday, March 26, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 927
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  33. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 873
  34. SYRIA: Open Letter To The Tyrant's Wife

    Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 818
  35. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 784
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  37. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security

    Monday, February 6, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 570
  38. MIDDLE EAST: Revolution, Women And Social Media in The Middle East

    "The power of women is in their stories.

    Friday, January 27, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 688
  39. INTERNATIONAL: No Arab Spring Without Women


    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 780
  40. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 710
  41. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 682
  42. MIDDLE EAST: Do Arab Women Need Quotas?

    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 695
  43. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 677
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  45. EGYPT: Revolution Hasn't Made Egypt Safer For Women

    By Reenat Sinay

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 658
  46. LIBYA: Hidden Deaths of Libyan Rape Survivors

    Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.

    Monday, January 9, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 643
  47. 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
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 656
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