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Friday, January 18, 2019
Transitional justice and peace negotiations with a gender lens
This paper is part of a Gender Briefing Series to support women’s meaningful participation and the integration of gender perspectives in peace processes that aim to end violent intrastate conflict. The key target audience of these series of papers...
Tunisia keeping the promise
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Tunisia: Keeping the Promise
The spark that lit the Arab world aflame in 2010 was lit by Mohamed Bouazizi, a poor street vendor from the town of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia, who set himself on fire after being mistreated by police. Or so the story goes. But, there’s a lesser-known...
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network Report on Iraqi Women in Armed Conflict and Post-conflict Situation
The report’s chapters were built in response to the Concluding Observation No. 60 by the CEDAW Committee, where the Committee request from the Iraqi government’s side to submit, within two years, a written report on steps and measures taken to...
Tuesday, March 08, 2016
The Iraqi Women Network statement on International Women's Day 2016
As Global Women Movement celebrates International Women's day on March 8th, while everyone is silent listening to the anthem of freedom and peace, and what has been achieved in progress toward full substantive equality in rights, Iraqi women...
Friday, July 11, 2014
This young girl is leading a revolution—via YouTube, 6,000 miles from home
In the U.S., the term “hashtag activism” is usually uttered with a kind of derisive sneer, the implication being that social media can’t be used to effect any kind of “real” change. But in Syria, sites like Twitter and Facebook are an integral part...
Friday, July 11, 2014
This young girl is leading a revolution—via YouTube, 6,000 miles from home
As a 22-year-old still living at home with her family in Chicago, college student Ala’a Basatneh doesn’t seem like a typical revolutionary.  Born in Syria, Basatneh moved to the U.S. at a young age and grew up as an ordinary suburban teenager. But...
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Tunisia: The Collective Making of a Constitution
Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) session held on 26 January 2014 did not put an end to disagreements among its members. However, it did represent the culmination of the work done by members. These members were elected by people on 23...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Tunisia's Ennahda and Ettakattol women MPs celebrate
Tunisia's new constitution could usher in momentous change for women, following the adoption of a clause which guarantees gender equality in legislative assemblies and for steps to be taken to protect women against violence, a first in the Arab...
Saturday, December 07, 2013
The ultimate male feminist? 5 things Nelson Mandela did for women
He was loved and admired all over the world for helping to end apartheid and heal the scars of a divided nation. But in his fight for total freedom, the liberation leader also devoted himself to another cause -- the empowerment of women. Here are...
Friday, November 01, 2013
The Philippine National Action Plan on Women, Peace & Security
The National Action Plan (NAP) is the Philippine Government’s response to the three landmark international normative standards on women, peace and security, namely, 1325 (2000) or the Women, Peace and Security, 1820 (2008) on Addressing the Issue of...
Tuesday, October 01, 2013
The role of women in Israeli – Palestinian Peace Negotiations
31 October 2000 was an historic date for women worldwide. On this day, the United Nations adopted Security Council Resolution (SCR) 1325 on women, peace and security. It called for the adoption of a gender perspective and addressed the need for...
Friday, September 06, 2013
The evolving role of women in Pakistani politics
In Pakistan’s upcoming general elections on March 11th 2013 only 36 women are contesting general National Assembly seats on political party tickets, up from 34 in the 2008 elections.This low number contradicts overall trends whereby a growing number...
Friday, June 28, 2013
Tunisia: Feminist Activists Target Tunisian PM's Visit to Brussels
The head of the European Commission has called on Tunisia Prime Minister Ali Larayedh to reform the country's criminal laws to give equality to all. Feminist activists helped draw attention to the Tunisian situation during Larayedh's visit to...
Friday, June 28, 2013
TURKEY IN TURMOIL: IT’S A WOMEN’S THING
The photo of a woman in a red dress—her dark hair aswirl as police blast her full in the face with pepper spray—has become an international symbol of Turkey's recent protests. And with good reason: The month-long demonstrations are in many ways a...
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Tunisia Campaign School Helps Aspiring Politicians across the Middle East and North Africa
Wafa Bani Mustafa had already won a seat in Jordan’s parliament. But as she prepared to run for reelection, she wanted to learn more about fundraising techniques, which are not widely used in the region. So last December, ahead of her campaign, she...
Saturday, February 02, 2013
The Voice of Libyan Women Project Summary 2011- July 2012
  The Voice of Libyan Women (VLW) was initially founded in August 2011 as a result of the February 17 Revolution. Although VLW has grown considerably since its founding, they remain a youth-led organization and have a strong base in our hometown of...
Friday, August 17, 2012
Tunisia: Thousands rally for women's rights
Thousands of Tunisians rallied on Monday to protest against what they see as a push by the Islamist-led government for constitutional changes that would degrade women's status in one of the Arab world's most liberal nations. The protest, by some 6,...
Monday, August 13, 2012
Tunisia: Activists braced to fight for women's rights
Tunisian women are rising up against a proposed article in the new constitution seen by many as an Islamist ploy to reverse the principle of gender equality that made Tunisia a beacon of modernity in the Arab world when it was introduced six decades...

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