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Friday, August 26, 2016
Community in Siiqqee (Ethiopia) to help women escape violence and support themselves
I recently met with Siiqqee in Ethiopia, visiting projects that promote women’s economic rights and ending violence against women. Siiqqee enables hundreds of women in a community to escape domestic violence, support themselves and their children...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
If Girls Ran the World
This October, thousands of women will join in a one of a kind adventure to collectively and virtually run around the world to benefit charities that empower girls globally.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Women and Violent Radicalization in Jordan
Like many countries around the world, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan faces risks from “violent radicalization,” often defined as a process through which a person comes to embrace the use of violence to serve an ideology, religion or political goal...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Gender Justice Struggle in Egypt
When the Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRD) Regional Coalition for Middle East and North Africa met last month in Beirut, one seat was noticeably empty. While completing departure procedures at Cairo International Airport, authorities informed Mozn...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
No Freedom to Travel. End Male Guardianship in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade. Adult women must obtain permission from a male guardian to travel abroad, marry, or be...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Human Rights Watch Analyzes Women's Decision-Making in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia’s male guardianship system remains the most significant impediment to women’s rights in the country despite limited reforms over the last decade, Human Rights Watch said in a report released last month. Adult women must obtain...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
UN Reviews Turkey's Compliance with CEDAW
Turkey’s performance in implementing the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) was reviewed by a United Nations committee on July 13, as a Turkish delegation provided official figures and answered the...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) Criticizes Egyptian MP for his Remarks on FGM
The Centre for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance (CEWLA) has slammed MP Ahmed al-Tahawy, member of the parliamentary health committee, for saying that it is not appropriate to halt the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM), which he describes...
Thursday, August 25, 2016
OAS and ParlAmericas Agree to Strengthen Legislative Transparency and Policies of Gender Equality
OAS and ParlAmericas Agree to Strengthen Legislative Transparency and Policies of Gender Equality
Thursday, August 25, 2016
American Muslim Women and Trump
The Atlantic publishes the following article on the relationship between American Muslim women and Republican candidate Donald Trump. Access the original article at The Atlantic’s website. Donald Trump has effectively declared Muslims the enemy, ...
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Feminist Forum: Discrimination + Harassment of Women in Politics
TITLE: A woman’s place is apparently not in the house (either of them): Discrimination and harassment of women in politics ABSTRACT: Women continue to be under-represented in politics around the world. Myriad obstacles face politically ambitious...
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Pan African Parliament Endorses Ban on FGM
After years of wrangling and debates among African leaders, the movement to end female genital mutilation (FGM) is gaining real momentum, with a new action plan signed this week by Pan African Parliament (PAP) representatives and the U.N. Population...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Consultant to Develop a Guidance Note on Integrating Gender into Counter Terrorism policies and Programmes for the UN System
  Background UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the UN, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and...
Monday, August 22, 2016
Afghan Women Need Support in Building Peace
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed at least 80 people in Kabul in late July, marking the worst attack in Afghanistan in months. With NATO withdrawing from the country and the international community at large...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Cartoon Series by Womankind Foundation to Engage Arab Societies in Women's Rights Debate
"Fiction can be an engaging, non-confrontational way to set the scene for constructive conversations, even on the most serious issues. We hope that Be 100 Ragl II can help enlighten men and women on how to build a more just and equal society...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Letter to Egyptian President: Demanding the Closure of the Case No.173 and Revoking Travel
Dear Mr. President, We as women human rights defenders in the Middle East and North Africa, civil society organizations, NGOs, and INGOs are deeply concerned with the deteriorating situation of women human rights defenders in Egypt. We request that...
Friday, August 19, 2016
Egypt nominates Moushira Khattab for next UNESCO Director-General
A few months prior the UNESCO elections for the post of Director-General, Egypt decided to nominate the Egyptian ambassador and diplomat, Moushira Khattab to the post. The elections for a leader to fill the shoes of Irina Bokova (who has set her...
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Fadumo Dayib
Once A Somali Refugee, Fadumo Dayib is Now Running As Somalia's First Female President. Click here to access the original interview. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Fadumo Dayib is trying to do something no one has ever done before. Despite overwhelming odds,...

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