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Friday, November 01, 2019
How to thwart political violence targeting women to stabilize societies
This month, the New York Times profiled Zarifa Ghafari, one of the few female mayors in Afghanistan. The article’s headline was sobering: “Afghan Town’s First Female Mayor Awaits Her Assassination.” In the interview, Ghafari admitted, “I know I will...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Hala Shukrallah: 'Something has changed', Egypt
Hala Shukrallah is the most sought-after politician by the Egyptian media. On Friday 21 February, her political party, the Constitution, held its general assembly and elected her as president. In that moment, she became the first woman to be elected...
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
How to include minorities and marginalized groups in constitution building
“Women do not represent women in my country. They represent the voices of the men, the families that surround them, and their political party: but not women. They are not feminists,” according to Basma Soudani, from The League of Tunisian Female...
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Human Rights Watch: Egypt: Epidemic of Sexual Violence
Egyptian anti-sexual harassment groups confirmed that mobs sexually assaulted and in some cases raped at least 91 women in Tahrir Square over four days of protests beginning on June 30, 2013 amid a climate of impunity. Human Rights Watch has long...
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
How Have Women's Political Rights Fared in Egypt?
How Have Women'sPolitical Rights Fared in Egypt? Zainab Al-SuwaijExecutive Director of the American Islamic Congress Yassmine ElSayed HaniForeign Affairs Editor and US-based Correspondent for Al Akhbar Daily Newspaper, Cairo Nancy OkailDirector...
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Highlights from the launch of iKNOW Politics in Arabic
IKNOW Politics partners launched the site in Arabic in Amman, Jordan, opening it to millions of new users in a region where women are under-represented politically. Approximately 150 women leaders, political candidates, activists and representatives...