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July 12, 2019

Civil Society speaker for Women, Peace and Security Open Debate / UNSC

Ahead of the 19th anniversary of the women, peace and security (WPS) agenda and the annual WPS Security Council Open Debate in October (specific date not […]
June 13, 2019

Violence and harassment against women and girls in the world of work is a human rights violation, say independent human rights mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights

(31 May 2019) GENEVA – The platform of independent United Nations and regional expert mechanisms on violence against women and women’s rights1 has followed with keen […]
July 29, 2015

Gender and Equity in Access to Health Care Services in the Middle East and North Africa

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has experienced major improvements in health over the past few decades. Today, on average, a girl born in Egypt […]
July 26, 2015

More women leaders in media needed to change attitudes in Middle East, activist says

The Arab world needs more female leaders in the media to change cultural attitudes, says an activist. Soap operas in particular have the power to address […]
July 26, 2015

Saudi Arabia to Bar Women from ‘Showing Off their Beauty’ on Television

Saudi Arabia’s consultative assembly has passed a law requiring female television to wear “modest dress”, according to local media reports. Arab News, which is part of […]
July 26, 2015

Lebenese Women Enter the Business World from Home

Every morning Mira wakes up, changes her son’s diaper, prepares her daughter for school and makes coffee for her husband. It seems like the typical Lebanese […]
July 26, 2015

Women in the Workforce in the Arab World

A great debate has been raging over whether the so-called Arab Spring has been good or bad for the women of the region. Some argue that […]
July 15, 2015

The Diverse Roles and Aspirations of Middle Eastern Women

It is a common assumption in the U.S. that Muslim women are oppressed, and that their religion forces them to cover their bodies and even their […]
July 15, 2015

Algeria Bans Domestic Abuse

Algeria’s parliament passed a law Thursday 5th March criminalising domestic violence against women in a vote harshly criticised by conservatives as intruding on the intimacy of […]