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  1. BRIEF: Democracy, Like Revolution, is Unattainable Without Women

    Summary

    Friday, June 28, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 820
  2. EGYPT: Egyptian Women Reject Blame for Upsurge in Sexual Harassment

    In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se

    Monday, April 8, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 926
  3. MENA REGION: Women Unionists of the Arab Spring Battle Two Foes: Sexism and Neoliberalism

    This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w

    Tuesday, April 2, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 917
  4. MENA REGION: Arab Women Say Time for Saying 'Spring' Is Over

    Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab

    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 857
  5. WILPF MENA Partners CSW 57 Statement

    Friday, March 8, 2013
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 787
  6. MENA REGION: Arab Women Must Fight Back

    We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.

    Saturday, February 23, 2013
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 829
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. LIBYA: International Prosecutor Probes New Cases in Libya

    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war

    Saturday, November 10, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 628
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  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. 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
  19. INTERNATIONAL: Where Are Women's Rights in Plans to Tackle Rape in War Zones?

    At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i

    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive65 078
  20. 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
  21. 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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  23. EGYPT: Egypt's Women Face Rollback on Divorce Rights

    CAIRO - In years past, when conservative members of Egypt's parliament spoke out to demand reversing the rights of wo

    Sunday, April 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 988
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. UGANDA: 600 Girls Victims of Human Trafficking in Malaysia

    At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 821
  27. INTERNATIONAL: Can we End Rape as Tool of War?

    We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 786
  28. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security

    Monday, February 6, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 570
  29. INTERNATIONAL: UN Women and UNDP to Partner with EU to Foster Women's Effective Participation in Peacebuilding and Post-conflict Recovery

    Wednesday, February 1, 2012
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 568
  30. INTERNATIONAL: No Arab Spring Without Women


    Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 780
  31. MIDDLE EAST: Do Arab Women Need Quotas?

    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 695
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  33. ARAB SPRING: 'Collaboration Among Arab Spring's Women Activists, Beneficial, Crucial'

    A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the

    Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 598
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  35. Monthly Action Points (MAP) on Women, Peace and Security, NGOWG, December 2011

    For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations o

    Tuesday, December 6, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 540
  36. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Arab women, after the revolutions

    While there is no reason to panic, concern about the rise of Islamists in post-dictatorship Arab societies is warrant

    Thursday, November 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 436
  37. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women's development through media in the wake of the Arab revolutions

    I attended the Annual Arab Media Academics Forum (AMAF) at the University of London's School of Oriental and African

    Thursday, November 17, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 438
  38. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women And The Arab Spring

    Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 432
  39. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women and the Arab Spring

    Thank you. I am honored to be here this afternoon with my colleague Dr.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 411
  40. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women urged to put their stamp on Arab Spring

    Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being sho

    Friday, November 4, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 404
  41. NORTH AFRICA/WEST ASIA: The women of the Arab Spring on the need to establish democracy

    "The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right

    Tuesday, November 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 385
  42. UN Women, Women's Empowerment and Arab States

    The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality launches proposals for Women's Empowerment in Arab States.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 333
  43. RESOURCE: Women and the Arab Spring (Part 1)

    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

    Thursday, October 6, 2011
    Reports/Policy Briefs90 496
  44. INTERNATIONAL: Salute To Women Driving Revolutions

    What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?

    Friday, July 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 080
  45. INTERNATIONAL: UN Focuses on Rape as Weapon of War After Libyan Woman's Plight

    It took a video going “viral” of a Libyan woman being

    Wednesday, July 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 057
  46. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Clinton Warns Against Sidelining Women in Arab Spring

    Women must not be sidelined by the new political systems being born from the Arab Spring, US Secretary of State Hilla

    Friday, July 1, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 039
  47. Middle East: 68% of Working Women Say They are Treated Equal to Men

    As many as 68 per cent of women in the Middle East and North Africa feel that they are treated equally to men at work

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 986
  48. EGYPT: Military Pledges to Stop Forced 'Virginity Tests'

    The head of Egypt's military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out f

    Monday, June 27, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 987
  49. INTERNATIONAL: Women Turn to Technology to Demand Change in Islamic Revolution

    Women have never acted as mere spectators to history, but far too often revolutionary change has shoved them aside, i

    Saturday, June 18, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 972
  50. INTERNATIONAL/IRAQ: The Word on Women - The Other Tahrir Square

    Last week, a group of twenty-five women who were demonstrating for peace and democracy in Baghdad's Tahrir Square

    Thursday, June 16, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 988

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