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Sexual Violence Has No Place in Egypt's Public Forum

Posted December 20, 2011 | 15:29:05 (EST)

The news accounts and photos last week of Egyptian soldiers stripping the clothes off young women demonstrators and beating them shocked both Egypt and the world. But they show the danger of abuse -- often sexual abuse -- Egyptian women face when they exercise...

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Tunisia on Board With Women's Rights

2 Comments | Posted September 29, 2011 | 16:44:29 (EST)

September 22, 2011 - Women's rights activists in Tunisia have scored some major successes since the Jasmine Revolution that ousted President Ben Ali in January 2011.

Just a few months later, in April 2011, Tunisia's electoral commission adopted a gender parity law that requires each party to run an equal...

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The Lives They Leave Behind

Posted June 8, 2011 | 10:40:43 (EST)

"My father didn't even recognize me," Abdel Wahed, 32, told me when I interviewed him in a hospital in southern Tunisia in late April. His entire face was blackened with serious burns from what he believed was a Grad rocket launched by Gaddafi forces that landed just outside his home...

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A Woman's Place, in Lebanon

Posted July 1, 2009 | 17:02:28 (EST)

If you think Lebanon is a complicated place, the state of Lebanese women's political participation should be no surprise. Lebanese women won the right to vote and to participate in national elections in 1952, 19 years before women in Switzerland. Yet, today, political participation by Lebanese women remains dismal at...

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