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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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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  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. INTERNATIONAL: No Arab Spring Without Women


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

    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    Pre 2015 News Archive64 695
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  23. 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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  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. MIDDLE EAST: Women In The Arab Spring

    Since the beginning of the Arab Spring – starting with the unrest in Tunisia in early January – questions

    Sunday, June 5, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 872
  39. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: An Arab Spring for Women

    The "Arab Spring" has received copious attention in the American media, but one of its crucial elements has

    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 650
  40. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women Have Emerged as Key Players in the Arab Spring

    In a small room in Benghazi some young men and women are putting out a new opposition newspaper.

    Friday, April 22, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 624
  41. MIDDLE EAST: The Arab Spring Is 2011, Not 1989

    The Arab revolutions are beginning to destroy the cliché of an Arab world incapable of democratic transformati

    Thursday, April 21, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 615
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  43. IRAQ/UGANDA: Ugandan Women Tricked into Domestic Slavery in Iraq

    The BBC has the first detailed accounts of how Ugandan women ended up in domestic slavery in Iraq, and the extraordin

    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 833
  44. MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA: Women Must Continue to Move the Battlefront

    At this juncture in human history, women and girls who have lived under some of the most repressive regimes might be

    Sunday, March 20, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 446
  45. MIDDLE EAST/NORTHERN AFRICA: Arab Women: This Time, the Revolution Won't Leave us Behind

    Arab women were integral players in the post-colonial revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Algeria, but soon lost groun

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 393
  46. MIDDLE EAST/NORTHERN AFRICA: New Regimes Need Women's Voices

    Nawara Belal dreamt of an Egypt where men and women stood side-by-side.

    Sunday, March 6, 2011
    Pre 2015 News Archive63 379
  47. INTERNATIONAL: Human Rights Committee Concludes Ninety-Ninth Session

    The Human Rights Committee concluded its ninety-ninth session today, during which it considered and adopted concludin

    Friday, July 30, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 752
  48. EGYPT: Women Have Burdens but No Privileges

    Hoda Gameel is 22 and one of the millions of women in Egypt thrust by need and circumstance into the world of work.

    Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive61 517
  49. MIDDLE EAST: Evaluating Women's Freedom in the Middle East

    Last week Freedom House released their "Women's Rights in the Middle East" report, on the state of gender e

    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    Pre 2015 News Archive60 911