“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.”
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
The latest ICTJ Program Report explores transitional justice issues in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and ch
Sookaina Boudraa had been waiting for three hours at the Alwaha health clinic in Sidi Moumen, an area in northeastern
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
Majdah al-Fallah flashes a broad smile and pumps the hands of shoppers in downtown Tripoli as she works potential vot
An ambitious new Morocco campaign launched by a women's rights organization has argued that the veiling of young girl
The top United Nations envoy in Libya today stressed the importance of the equal participation of women in rebuilding
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
Now that Algeria has the largest proportion of women lawmakers in the Arab world, workmen at the national assembly bu
On 22 April 2012, Sudanese judge Sami Ibrahim Shabo sentenced to death by stoning a young woman accused of Zina (adul
During political transitions following periods of violence or repression, societies face the burdensome legacy left b
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
“Breaking the silence is the first step.”
A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio
As the Security Council last week voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the UN's political mission in Libya, its
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.
By Reenat Sinay
Wartime rape is a persistent and brutal aspect of conflict, whether during or in the aftermath of hostilities.
At first Samira Ibrahim was afraid to tell her father that Egyptian soldiers had detained her in Tahrir Square in Cai