A coalition of 30 Israeli feminist groups released "A Comprehensive Action Plan for the Application of United Se
A group of women journalists has investigated for five months the attitude of the Israeli media toward women in polit
The modern Arab world has never known a female leader, and against all odds, Syria may be the country where it happen
In February 1997, four residents of the north who were mothers of soldiers then serving in Lebanon established a prot
Women in Syria are being used as "weapons of war", a human rights activist has told MEPs.
An international human rights group is urging Yemen to ensure that its new constitution has adequate protections for
I've been watching the news about the war in Syria with a mixture of anger and worry.
The death toll from an alleged massacre in an Alawite village in central Syria has risen to 22, including women, chil
Thirty-seven women expect to run for mayor or head of local councils in municipal elections to be held on Oct.
The Secretariat-General of the Supreme Council for Women (SCW) took part in a training project on raising awareness o
As always, another election was upon us; all eyes were on who voted for or against the 2002 Iraq War Resolution.
With parliamentary elections due in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan Region later this month, female politicians are hopin
The conflict in Syria has created a humanitarian crisis, with almost two million people having fled to neighbouring c
Saudi Arabia has passed legislation aimed at protecting women, children and domestic staff against domestic abuse, a
Iran's new president has sparked hope for civilians across the country as he promised to advance women's rights and r
A group of prominent Iranian women's rights activists and intellectuals have outlined some of their main demands for
Women political prisoners of the Damascus Central Prison, many held without charge, have begun an indefinite hunger s
Female authors and books on women's issues have a hard time finding publishers and buyers in the Kurdistan Region, wr
Several UN experts on Wednesday criticised Iran's decision to bar women from running in upcoming elections, saying th
Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, more than a million people have fled, causing a refugee crisis of enormous
“Wahhabist fighters have called the rape as ‘Jihad al-Nikah,' assuming women and girl as war prisoners, a
A constitutional body in Iran has ruled that women cannot run in presidential elections scheduled for June 14.
The Syrian uprising has given the Muslim Brotherhood a chance to emerge as an integral part of the opposition.
Natan Sharansky, the chairman of the Jewish Agency, outlined new ideas on Tuesday for making the Western Wall a place
The cell was small with iron bars across the door. Three women, all naked, were chained to each corner.
Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Friday appointed Yael Andorn to be the next Finance Ministry director-general.
In Egypt, women's rights groups are pushing back against some Islamists' attempts to blame women for an upsurge in se
At least 13 Tunisian girls reportedly travelled to rebel-held Northern Syria to offer themselves as sex workers to op
The first thing Syrian-American activist Rania Kisar does when she crosses the border into Syria, is go shopping.
The ultra-Orthodox rabbi in charge of the sacred Western Wall assured a government emissary on Thursday (April 4) tha
Another Islamic cleric has gone public to announce a fatwa that permits US-backed FSA rebels to rape non-Sunni women
Thousands of Syrians fled to Jordan's Zataari refugee camp to escape violence at home.
Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament has passed a law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and priva
This year's World Social Forum, a transnational gathering of social activists, took place in Tunis, a city bubbling w
Dozens of women protested Tuesday ouside Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Ramallah office demanding the adaptation for l
The sheer number of women sexually abused and gang raped in a single public square had become too big to ignore.
Hivos welcomes the establishment of the Syrian Women's Forum for Peace (SWFP), which aims to strengthen the role of S
In March 2004, President George W.
Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab
This booklet presents voices of women from MENA region talking about their security challenges.
Along the border of Israel and Lebanon, female peacekeepers are playing a vital role in the United Nations unit that
Israel has detained more than 15,000 Palestinian women since 1967, the Palestinian Minister of Women's Affairs said o
Walk among the plastic tents in one corner of this sprawling, dust-swept desert camp packed with Syrian refugees, and
A senior official with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today warned of the enormous humanit
Dozens of Lebanese women dance in front of the home of the country's parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, to send a clear
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.