North Africa and Middle East

30 results found
Use CTRL key or SHIFT key to select more than one option
| | | | | | | | | 1 | 3 | A | A | A | A | A | A | A

Pages

UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous delivers remarks at the International Conference on Women, Peace and Security in Abu Dhabi on 8 September 2022. Photo: UN Women/Saroj Khadka
Tuesday, October 04, 2022
In the United Arab Emirates, UN Women Executive Director calls for increasing women’s leadership in global peace and security and climate action
UN Women Executive Director Sima Bahous carried out a two day mission in the United Arab Emirates, where she delivered opening remarks at the Women, Peace and Security conference held in Abu Dhabi, and met with government officials, civil society...
Image credit: International IDEA supports a regional campaign on women political participation:  - International IDEA
Friday, March 11, 2022
International IDEA supports a regional campaign on women political participation: 'Her Participation, our future' #مشاركتها_مستقبلنا
International IDEA has made women's participation one of its main axes in improving the inclusiveness of electoral processes in the Arab region. To combat inequitable attitudes towards women in the effective exercise of their civic and political...
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Irreversible - Women’s full participation in Constitution-Making processes
On the International Human Rights Day, the short video “Irreversible - Women’s full participation in Constitution-Making processes: Testimonies from the frontlines,” which the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the international...
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Implementation of the UNSCR 1325 on Women, Peace and Security in the Arab States
The United Nations Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security was adopted on 31 October 2000 (S/RES/1325). Participation is one of the four pillars of the UNSCR, stressing the importance of women’s equal participation and full...
Monday, March 30, 2015
International IDEA - Senior Programme Officer - Democracy and Gender
International IDEA’s West Asia and North Africa programme began in 2011 and has been working to support women in politics since as the objective of gender equality is indivisible from International IDEA’s goal of sustainable democracy worldwide....
Ruth Colian-Photo by Tomer Appelbaum
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Israel's first ever ultra-Orthodox women’s party makes bold debut
The first-ever Israeli political party dedicated to ultra-Orthodox women, was unveiled Monday. Heading the party, called “B’Zhutan: Haredi Women Making Change” is Ruth Colian, 33, a veteran social activist and feminist who declared that this was a “...
Bayan Nouri
Monday, December 22, 2014
Interview with Bayan Nouri, Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq
Bayan Nouri has a tough job over the next four years – the new Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iraq must try to improve the economic lot of Iraq’s women, prevent systemic domestic violence against females and work on problems like female genital...
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
It’s the Family, Stupid? Not Quite...How Traditional Gender Roles Do Not Affect Women’s Political Ambition
Following Chelsea Clinton’s pregnancy announcement in April of 2014, media outlets speculated whether the future grandchild to Hillary Clinton would impact her potential presidential campaign in 2016. In this research paper, Jennifer Lawless...
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Interview with Hibaaq Osman on Beijing +20
Hibaaq Osman is a global political strategist who attended the Beijing Conference in 1995. Today, she heads Karama, an international organization based in Cairo that is working to end violence against women in the Arab region and is a partner of the...
Ikram Ben Said
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Ikram Ben Said on "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment"
On May 19, 2014 NDI and it's Chairman Madeleine K. Albright organized the annual luncheon on the theme of "Advancing Women in Politics: The Gateway to Economic Empowerment" to honor the Tunisian organization Aswat Nissa (Women's voices). We are...
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
IPU report on gender sensitive parliaments
The Report on Gender sensitive Parliaments is the result of a two-year research project. It follows up on a previous IPU publication, Equality in Politics: A Survey of Women and Men in Parliaments (2008). That Survey had found that women were...
Monday, June 09, 2014
Invitation to a Nordic-Arab PhD course on “Comparative studies of women in public life – theoretical and methodological challenges”
The Nordic-Arab research collaboration project by the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research (CAWTAR) and the University of Stockholm, financed by the Swedish Research Council, is pleased to invite you to a Nordic-Arab PhD-course, November...
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Interview with Madawi Al-Rasheed, a Saudi Arabian academic specialised in the Arabian peninsula
They were euphoric during the first months that followed the fall of Zine Al-Abedine Ben Ali and Hosni Mubarak. The Arabs had regained their pride. But that pride has long since ebbed away and hope turned into disappointment. In the countries where...
Friday, May 16, 2014
Indigenous voices
Each year thousands of indigenous organizations and civil society activists attend the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, the 13th session of which will take place at UN Headquarters from 12 to 23 May. They come from across the world to share...
Friday, January 31, 2014
Identity, Gender, and Activism in the Middle East-North Africa: An Online Discussion with Activists & Artists from the Region
The premiere of WLP’s online forum series explores the intersection of gender, identity, and activism, as experienced by five young activists and artists in the Middle East-North Africa region. Hailing from Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco, and Yemen,...
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Israel Women Want to Talk Peace, Too
Israeli women want in on the peace process, and they think they can help. As Haaretz’s Eetta Prince-Gibson reports, Israeli feminists recently got together to demand that the government include women on all decision and policy-making bodies,...
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Iraq: Gendering authoritarianism
Women in Iraq bear the brunt of increasing levels of gender-based violence, inadequate infrastructure and poverty. Yet women activists recognize that their struggle for equality and social justice as women cannot be separated from the wider...
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
INFOGRAPHIC: Egypt's constituent assembly

Pages