“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.”
Four political parties and seven civil society organisations strongly criticised the passage of laws dealing with upc
The German ambassador Christian Much launched the women's “it will be our constitution” campaign by sendi
Libyan political activist Amal al-Taher el-Haj has submitted her name to the General National Congress as a candidate
Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote
The promotion of women's participation in elected assemblies will remain among the top priorities of the authorities,
As Libya transitions to democracy, major decisions are being made that will impact the nation's future.
By Ronald Bruce St. John
A senior United Nations official today stressed the need to ensure women can make their voices heard in Egypt without
As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mas
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
This 40-page report highlights key steps that Libya should take to meet its international obligations by firmly rejec
In July last year Libya held its first free elections in almost 40 years, following the death of former dictator Moam
The unlawful occupation regime attempting to govern Libya without any success has a fake `General National Congress`
Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit
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
Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
Now that Algeria has the largest proportion of women lawmakers in the Arab world, workmen at the national assembly bu
After Egyptian women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in the protests that toppled Hosni Mubarak, many looked forw
The head of the United Nations entity mandated to promote gender equality today welcomed the increase in women's repr
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
A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio
Across the Middle East, countries are witnessing parliamentary changes under newly-installed governments which have b
The Libyan Women's Platform for Peace (LWPP) welcomes the passage of a new electoral law, which guarantees women at l
"The power of women is in their stories.
Where are all the women in Syria's national uprising?
Libya will scrap a proposal for 10 percent of seats in a new national assembly to be set aside for women, a Western d
By all standards, 2011 was quite an exceptional year for men and women in the Arab world.
At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai
Egyptian women protesters “are being attacked, stripped and beaten in the streets” by security forces, a
A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the