“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.”
A women's rights activist from Jordan, during an İstanbul conference on women's empowerment in the midst of the
Iranian authorities allegedly lifted the death sentence imposed on Kurdish woman activist Zeyneb Jalalian.
Activists warned the government Tuesday against failing to adopt a new electoral law that would provide better repres
For years, a Bay Area couple had been trying to publicize the danger that dissidents from their native Iran faced at
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This past year there were signs that the world is waking up to the power and contribution of women.
Dalit Baum has found an effective strategy to discourage multinational corporations from doing business in the Israel
JERUSALEM — The subject of a women's place in public dominated Israel's headlines this week after a series of i
More than 50 percent of peace agreements fail within five years of being signed.
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is seared into our memory by the example of the &
Recently there has been increased focus on the issue of violence against women.
We, the General Arab Women Federation, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) and the World YWCA
As the remaining US troops in Iraq prepare to return home, how has life changed for women in the country they are lea
On 31 October 2011, IANSA women at the Cultural-Humanitarian Fund "Sukhumi" organised simultaneous vigils i
BETHLEHEM Palestinian rights groups spoke out Thursday on the role of women in conflict and peace-building.
This week Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced new, stricter sanction
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.
For thousands of Iraqi women and girls, the conflict that began in 2003 was only the start of their ordeals.
Thank you. I am honored to be here this afternoon with my colleague Dr.
Early in Yemen's uprising, about 20 women with banners demanding equal rights marched into the heart of the capital,
Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being sho
A number of Iranian and Egyptian women experts and officials have held a meeting to discuss developments in the Middl
"The greatest lesson of the Arab Spring, whoever rises to power in these countries, is that if basic human right
Security Council-"Women and Peace and Security"
Hundreds of Yemeni women on Wednesday set fire to traditional female veils to protest the government's brutal crackdo
Socioeconomic experts on Saturday called for including Middle East and North African (MENA) women and the young gener
Sit-ins, lobbying the government and further public awareness will be part of a new drive to eliminate gender-based d
The UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality launches proposals for Women's Empowerment in Arab States.
The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution under George Mason University hosted an international conference e
"There was no difference between men and women.” So says Asmaa Mahfouz, an Egyptian activist, remembering
On Sunday, Sept.
Forty women were wounded in Yemen's second largest city when regime supporters attacked an all-female street celebrat
Days after a prominent Yemeni human rights activist became the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, dozens
Tawakkol Karman is an amazing woman.
Nahid Hoseini and Golaleh Kamangar, two exiled Kurdish women fighting for their homeland.
Amnesty International has hailed the award of a prestigious human rights prize to a Syrian activist who was forced in
Whether it's as activists or politicians, artists or business leaders, women in the Middle East are stepping into the
A new report from the World Bank and IFC released today finds that women still face legal and regulatory hurdles to f
The tri-lateral women's group, consisting of Palestinian women, Israeli women and female political leaders from aroun
Speaking to the US congress in May, Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu boasted that his country is a beacon of
Rania was 16 years old when officials raped her during Saddam Hussein's 1991 crackdown in Iraq's Shia south.
Several hundred Palestinian and Israeli women demonstrated on Saturday on each side of Israel's Qalandiya checkpoint,
The relationship between gender equality and economic advancement is continuing to strengthen, and can greatly affect
Today, like every other Friday since February, Iraqi citizens will gather in Tahrir Square – in Baghdad, not Ca