“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.”
Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city
What started as a normal day for an ordinary young woman here in Libya turned into a nightmare when a security guard
A decree issued Wednesday in Libya would recognize rape committed during that country's revolution as a war crime and
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
In late November 2013, Egyptian police rounded up 14 female activists in downtown Cairo, including three prominent wo
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
Egyptians were voting in a referendum on the country's draft constitution on Tuesday and Wednesday, a document that w
Morocco aims to toss part of its penal code allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, lawmakers told Al Ja
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.
Washington, Oct 30, 2013 (SPS)
By: Kaci Racelma for Al-Monitor Posted on October 10.
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
This week alone, 91 women became victims of sexual assault over four days during the protests, says Human Rights Watc
The end of Moammar Gadhafi's 40-year rule in 2011 was a watershed moment for women, said a new report from Human Righ
Egyptian women are livid after an advisor to President Mohamed Morsi said that statistics on sexual harassment and se
Maghreb women have made many strides towards improved rights, but governments and social pressure continue to stand i
In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se
This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w
The President of the Republic and Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO Mr.
Several Libyan organisations fighting for women's rights held a demo on Thursday morning against deteriorating human
Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab
Libya's Supreme Court has overturned a marriage law requiring a husband to secure the approval of his first wife befo
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
World Vision is extremely concerned about the plight of girls and young women in northern Mali, amid growing reports
"I will not stay quiet.
In July last year Libya held its first free elections in almost 40 years, following the death of former dictator Moam
Numerous movements, political parties, organisations and individuals took a united stand on violence against women.
The top United Nations official tasked with advancing gender equality today expressed “deep concern” abou
Egypt's new constitution leaves Dooa Abdallah feeling left out.
The unlawful occupation regime attempting to govern Libya without any success has a fake `General National Congress`
"Duck down and put your head below the window," says Hamid as we pass a military outpost in southern Laayou
Egyptian "democracy" unveiled: Women without veils were barred from voting for the new anti-secular constit
Libya will be among 18 countries to receive a grant from the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women (UN Trust Fu
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
Tunisia has long been known for its advanced stand regarding women's rights, thanks to the Personal Status Code, a se
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is a challenge to ensure transitional justice measures do not further entrenc
Nawal Al Saadawi has been at the lead of the fight for rights for women for decades, and like many here was exhilarat
Before last year, Naziha Arebi hardly knew her Libyan family.
A French reporter has published a book of testimonies from women forced into former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's h
Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy