The Knesset Election Committee will discuss the possibility of disqualifying Hareidi parties because they have no wom
Violence against women remains a reality in the Kurdistan Region, but another scourge remains less well known: Threat
Women have been involved in terrorist activities for more than 100 years, but from 2007 to 2008 there was an 800 perc
Jewish women endure arrests, heckling and legal battles in struggle to attain what they consider their inalienable ri
After ending her 49 day hunger long strike a few days ago, Iranian human rights attorney Ms.
A U.N. resolution passed over 10 years ago requires women's involvement in conflict resolutions.
In Egypt, domestic abuse is not a crime. When a woman is beaten by her husband, the authorities are seldom called.
A Dubai resident has decided to undertake a one-woman mission to bring peace to the 22 countries in the Arab League.
As unrest unfolds in the Middle East, a traveling art exhibition at the Sheldon Museum of Art in Lincoln seems all th
Kurdistan Regional Government KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani joined the High Committee of the Campaign Combatti
On the first day of the Eid el-Fitr celebrations, Cairo's Nile River promenade's sidewalks were crowded, and packed w
MADRE, an international women's human rights organization, condemns the growing violence that has killed at least 18
Lawmakers in Iran are preparing to consider legislation that may drastically alter an adult woman's ability to obtain
Nasrin Sotoudeh's awards would cover a wall.
Six women were arrested at the Western Wall on Thursday for wearing prayer shawls during services in a manner that ha
The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the Palestinian female police's violent dispersal of
The violence between Israel and Palestine is increasing.
Prominent female lawmaker and rights activist Leyla Zana who symbolises the Kurdish struggle in Turkey has joined hun
It's been nearly two years since Syria's dictator Bashar al Assad began his brutal assault on hundreds of thousands o
It's been almost two years since revolution swept across parts of the Arab world.
Editor's note: The people in the story have been photographed with their faces covered and their names have been chan
When Mabrouka M'barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as
The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war
Late October, a new government was approved by the newly elected Georgian parliament.
According to information from the women's ward of Evin prison, Karami, detained political prisoners on hunger strike
Egyptian bullies who sexually harass women in the streets, often taking advantage of mob situations and the anonymity
Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve
In the offices of the General Union of Palestinian Women –a bastion for older-generation prominent women politi
Amnesty International called on Iranian authorities to protect all detainees and prisoners from harassment and degrad
Forty-four Syrian women from different civil society organizations and young independent activists convened in Cairo
A pair of Iranian dissidents — a jailed human rights lawyer and a banned filmmaker -- were named winners Friday
A United Nations independent expert today called on the world body's General Assembly, as well as civil society, to t
Nobel Prize winner Shirin Ebadi spoke to Sophie Claudet last week on the sidelines of the Women's Forum in Deauville,
Palestinian women have long been known for being an integral part of Palestinian society, whether working for local b
The lack of women's economic and political participation, and lack of women's education, kept Arab countries from dev
In addition to the 123 heads of state who will meet for the Sept. 25-Oct. 1 annual gathering of U.N.
Kurds are a forgotten people.
With Mohammad Morsi's inauguration as President of Egypt in June 2012, many Egyptians hoped that the country's fitful
The faces of five men in business suits and one woman in a white head scarf beam under the slogan “Modern Hebro
Human rights activists in Iran are subjected to beatings with batons, mock hangings, rape, sleep deprivation, and thr
The draft proposal of a new constitution for Egypt, has caused fiery protests from civil society and women's organiza
Health is essential to the economy, well-being, national security, and future of the Middle East region.
Dominant human rights frameworks tend to define women's human rights in terms of individual political rights, a frame
On 18 January 2011, in Cairo, Asmaa Mahfouz, a 26-year-old blogger, posted a video on Facebook calling for a demonstr
The societal and political transformations sweeping the Arab region have empowered large segments of the region's pop
Senator BOXER [presiding]. The hearing will come to order.
Today security issues are no longer simply state- and military-centric issues.
A number of news articles, news programs, and pundits have described the “Arab Spring” as an "Arab S
American journalist Lara Logan explained on camera how she endured a sexual assault in Cairo's Tahrir Square, but cou