“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.”
This Special Report from the United States Peace Institute is written by Paula M.
Four political parties and seven civil society organisations strongly criticised the passage of laws dealing with upc
Military helicopters buzzed overhead and hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police were deployed as Egyptians vote
By Ronald Bruce St. John
As dusk enveloped the salmon-pink houses of this capital city, the brightly colored robes of women stood out in a mas
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
"Duck down and put your head below the window," says Hamid as we pass a military outpost in southern Laayou
Where are all the women in Syria's national uprising?
On Egypt's first day of elections, women's participation was visibly large in the country's first post-revolution ele
Although the gaze of global media has shifted elsewhere –increasingly violent protests in Yemen and Syria, the
As Ben Ali's regime first teetered and then toppled, women were on the front lines of the struggle as protesters, jou
Structurally, Tunisia's transitional government led by interim president Fouad Mebazza, interim prime minister Beji C
Since the beginning of the Arab Spring – starting with the unrest in Tunisia in early January – questions
Egyptians were glued to their televisions on Wednesday as the military handed down the country's new working constitu
While Libya's revolution is being decided by bombs, Egyptians still hope to finish theirs by casting ballots.
To appease "Arab spring" protesters, Algeria lifted a 1991 law that banned public assembly, but a longstand
Egyptian women fought for the overthrow of Mubarak alongside men.
Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun
Nawara Belal dreamt of an Egypt where men and women stood side-by-side.
2011 did not witness the first Egyptian revolution.
Fatma Emam's mother accused her of wanting to be a man and threatened to disown her if the 28-year- old joined the pr
Mahfouz, who began online political activism in 2008, is now credited for launching a video call that sparked the rev
One young woman who has become the face of the uprising is 26-year-old Asmaa Mahfouz. Approximately 2 weeks ago, Ms.
Numerous recent initiatives in Morocco aim to promote women's empowerment in the country's current climate of legal r
Survey research has a role to play in providing Muslim women with a public voice where custom and culture does not pe
This report was commissioned by the Netherlands Special Programme on WID, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) of the N
The Horn of African conferences have since its inception focused on issues related to peace, security and development
Moved by the sufferings, human rights violantions and inhuman conditions reigning in their country, the National Unio
Under the slogan of “Saharawi Women: A mobilization force for the National Idependence and Progress”, the
So Mubarak is gone and certainly it is good to finally be rid of someone who has consistently abused the human rights
Two Egyptian women's rights leaders say Suzanne Mubarak controlled their arena and stymied progress.
Cairo, February 20 2011
Statement from the Coalition of
Throughout the extraordinary events of the last few months, across the Middle East and North Africa, long-silenced vo
In Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Tunisia, and elsewhere, women have stood with men pushing for change.
For the sake of Libyan society as a whole, women must play a more equal and visible role in shaping it.
There is much about the Middle East that needs changing.
Political unrest across the Middle East has increased appetite in the wider world for comment from within the region,
Conservative Muslim bloggers and women's rights activists bring harassers and inadequate legal and cultural protectio
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
UN North Lawn Building (CR 5)
1.15 – 2.30 pm