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Friday, September 09, 2016
Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality
The Arab Women Parliamentarians Network for Equality "Ra’edat", or "Pioneers" in English, is a regional parliamentary network that advocates gender equality and the fair participation of women in policymaking in the Arab States region. The Network...
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond
On January 30, 2014, the Middle East Program and Global Women’s Leadership Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Center and CARE hosted an event “Arab Spring or Arab Autumn: Women’s Political Participation in the Arab Uprisings and Beyond” with Stephenie...
Monday, April 18, 2016
Animation: CEDAW for Arab Women
This animated video was launched by UN Women Jordan, during the "16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence". While highlighting the positive effects of its implementation in the society, the video revises the negative connotations associated...
Friday, April 08, 2016
Arab Women Legal e-Platform launched
As a result of the cooperation between the Centre for Arab Women Training and Research (CAWTAR), UN Women and UNDP, and with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, and the Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND),...
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Arab Women and Political Development
The Arab region ranks the lowest in the world in terms of women‘s participation in parliaments. Recognizing the power of the challenges facing women in politics, this paper examines the political participation of women in the Arab countries and...
Ameena Alrasheed, Ph.D
Monday, February 09, 2015
Ameena AlRasheed
Dr.Ameena Alrasheed speaks to us about women, peace and security and the implementation of UNSCR1325 in the Middle East and North Africa region What measures can/should be put in place to guarantee women’s political participation in post-conflict...
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Arab high level conference on Beijing+20: Towards justice and equality for women in the Arab region
The regional conference will bring together senior governmental officials, policy makers, and international/regional entities to endorse the conclusions of the Regional Review Report on the Implementation of Beijing Platform for Action in the Arab...
Friday, November 07, 2014
Arab women making slow strides
Arab women are increasingly present in public life, contrary to widespread misconceptions about the region. This is at least what  Youssef Courbage, research director at the French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), contends. The...
Friday, July 11, 2014
Algeria appoints four female army generals
Algeria has appointed three women army Generals, therefore becoming the Arab country with the biggest number of high-ranking female army commanders, Al Arabiya News Channel reported on Tuesday. The nomination of the three generals, whose names were...
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Arab Youth : Civic Engagement & Economic Participation
Arab Youth and Evolving Regional Context The Arab region has been experiencing a massive youth bulge, with more than half of most countries’ populations under the age of 25. Young men and women in the Arab region today are the most educated; thus...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Arab Women Leadership Forum to be held in November
Dubai: The fourth edition of the Arab Women Leadership Forum will focus on the theme ‘Towards Global Competitiveness’ on November 4 and 5 at the Godolphin Ballroom in Emirates Towers Hotel. Dubai Women Establishment (DWE) on Sunday announced the...
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Apply to be a Global Community Champion for Women's Economic Empowerment
The Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment are inviting applications from dynamic, creative women and men from all over the world to champion women's economic empowerment online and offline in their communities.   To apply please click...
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Austerity Measures in Developing Countries: Public Expenditure Trends and the Risks to Women and Children
This study examines how austerity measures may have adversely affected children and women in a sample of 128 developing countries in 2012. It relies on International Monetary Fund (IMF) fiscal projections and IMF country reports to gauge how social...
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Algeria presidential race has one woman that ‘won’t hold back’
KOLEA, Algeria: A string of white pearls around her neck, her hair tied in a bun, Louisa Hanoune, the only woman running for Algeria’s presidency, holds out her palms and declares: “I have clean hands.” The remark triggers an outburst of celebratory...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Arab Social Media Report
The societal and political transformations taking place across the region played an instrumental role in challenging stereotypes about Arab women as oppressed and subservient. In particular, the leading role that women have played in orchestrating...
Thursday, March 13, 2014
A LOOK AT THE RIGHTS OF ARAB WOMEN
A quick look at the rights of women across Arab countries today. The article offers a snapshot of how women are fairing in different Arab countries. We invite our users to read the complete article published March 8 2014
Women in Egypt
Thursday, October 24, 2013
A war against women: The CSW declaration and the Muslim Brotherhood riposte
The statement issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in response to the UN Commission on the Status of Women draft Agreed Conclusions on violence against women, is nothing short of an assault on their most basic rights as citizens and human beings, says...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Arab women make presence felt in Israeli poll
In 2008, only six Arab women were elected to local office, but this year, that number is seen rising to 15. In the last elections, 149 Arab women ran in the elections, with only six elected to local office. This year, there are 173, with forecasts...

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