“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.”
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
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
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
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
Women must not be sidelined by the new political systems being born from the Arab Spring, US Secretary of State Hilla
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
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.
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.
This paper summarizes the main findings of the 2010 edition of "Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Afri
Survey research has a role to play in providing Muslim women with a public voice where custom and culture does not pe
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?
While representing a month of liberation for many in the Middle East, March was revolutionary for the area in more th
Political unrest across the Middle East has increased appetite in the wider world for comment from within the region,
“I am just as good as you are!” half of Arab society is screaming at the other half.
The current peace negotiations on Syria and South Sudan hold out the hope of mitigating and even resolving two of the