“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.”
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
Egyptian female activists are looking for a better constitution and members of the Syrian opposition are concerned ab
We are now supposed to be in the midst of celebrating the 2nd anniversary of the Arab Spring.
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 chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court says she is collecting evidence for filing possible new war
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
Hard living conditions for Syrian refugees in Libya are forcing some families to marry off their daughters to wealthy
This week I was invited to an Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) meeting in the Austrian cap
An ambitious new Morocco campaign launched by a women's rights organization has argued that the veiling of young girl
In the "Arab Spring" countries in transition, women are now marginalized or excluded entirely from politica
At an event in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last night, the foreign secretary will launch a high-profile new i
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
CAIRO - In years past, when conservative members of Egypt's parliament spoke out to demand reversing the rights of wo
A year ago, women were front and centre in the Arab Spring uprisings – acting as advocates, smuggling ammunitio
Across the Middle East, countries are witnessing parliamentary changes under newly-installed governments which have b
At least 600 Ugandan girls have been forced into Malaysia's sex trade in what has become a human trafficking epidemic
We first thought about starting this piece with the story of Saleha Begum, a survivor of Bangladesh's 1971 war in whi
A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the
For December, in which the Russian Federation has the Security Council presidency, the MAP provides recommendations o
While there is no reason to panic, concern about the rise of Islamists in post-dictatorship Arab societies is warrant
I attended the Annual Arab Media Academics Forum (AMAF) at the University of London's School of Oriental and African
Women in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya played a frontline role in bringing down entrenched dictatorships.
Thank you. I am honored to be here this afternoon with my colleague Dr.
Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being sho
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality launches proposals for Women's Empowerment in Arab States.
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
What do driving, voting, wearing pants, and protesting have in common?
Women must not be sidelined by the new political systems being born from the Arab Spring, US Secretary of State Hilla
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
The head of Egypt's military intelligence has promised Amnesty International that the army will no longer carry out f
Women have never acted as mere spectators to history, but far too often revolutionary change has shoved them aside, i