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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 […]
July 13, 2015

Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa

As the societies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) undertake the difficult process of enacting social and political change, the unequal status of women […]
March 22, 2015

New Women Foundation Issued A report on Political Participation of Women in Power and Decision-making Positions.

In the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), affiliated to the United Nations (UN), after 20 years have passed on the […]