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Middle East Women

The Missing Women of Afghanistan

Ann Jones | Posted 12.30.2014 | Politics
Ann Jones

This disconnect between Washington's much-advertised support for women's rights and its actual disdain for women was not lost upon canny Afghans. From early on, they recognized that the Americans were hypocrites at heart.

How People In Muslim Countries Prefer Women To Dress In Public

Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

A visit to any Muslim-majority country will quickly reveal the variations that exist when it comes to appropriate female attire. But what do most resi...

An Empowering 'Peace Journalism' Program for Young Afghans -- Part III of a Series

Culture-ist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Some of the challenges Tamana faces are particular to working in less developed countries. When she went out to shoot her first documentary, the bulk of the filming was done in a village where most people did not know what a camera was.

The Rhythm of Empowerment: Female Rappers From Morocco to Gaza

Amina Semlali | Posted 01.26.2013 | World
Amina Semlali

In the Arab world today, and much of the developing world, hip hop has once again come to represent the empowerment of the disenfranchised.

Girls Rule

John Hope Bryant | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact
John Hope Bryant

Imagine what would happen if we unleashed the true potential of the average of 50 percent of the populations that are women. The economy would just take off. GDP growth would spike, and society would be more well-rounded.

Women in Middle East/North Africa Are Underrepresented in Science and Technology Professions

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

Women are not represented in the STEM fields professionally -- regardless of their enrollment rates in such courses at the university level. This challenging trend applies not only to the Middle East and North Africa, but to other regions as well.

Reclaiming the Revolution: Women in Cairo Refuse to Be Sidelined

Anushay Hossain | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Anushay Hossain

What Egyptian women are showing us today is truly revolutionary because they are refusing to be sidelined in determining the future of their country. They were and are a part of Egypt's revolution.

The Role of Women in Arab Post-Revolutionary Regimes

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.08.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The subjection of Arab women will be inevitable if Islamist political parties seize power in the countries of change, where coups or uprisings took place this year.

Afghanistan: Taliban Talks Will Betray Women's Rights

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Some observers would have us believe the Taliban have changed their misogynist ideology and deserve another chance in negotiations and power sharing.

Women's Role In Middle East Protests

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In honor of International Women's Day, leaders and rights activists have been prasing the role of women in the protests that toppled dictators in Tuni...

Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Supporting the Fight for Freedom and Equality

Sarah Trister | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Trister

While the rest of the world commemorated International Women's Day, women in the Middle East had less to celebrate. Women in the region continue to suffer from a dismal deficit in human rights.

The Face of Power in the UAE is a Woman and Her Name is Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi.

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yvonne R. Davis

Sheikha Lubna represents the 21st Century woman. She is cutting through veils of discrimination with serious substance, style and a smile.