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Women Arab Spring

Fadia Tunis

Zainab Salbi | Posted 03.16.2013 | Home
Zainab Salbi

Women and Islam have become the heart of the current debate as post-revolutionary Arab countries struggle to define their new identities. Getting lost in this debate is the discussion of poverty, jobs and dignified life -- the very reasons that the uprisings occurred.

Women and the Arab Spring

Melanne Verveer | Posted 07.03.2012 | Home
Melanne Verveer

Real and lasting change will take time, so we must take advantage of every opportunity to work with our allies to hold to the path to democracy and inclusiveness. We must support national voices calling for women's inclusion and empowerment.

Misogyny in the Middle East: The Real Elephant in the Room

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Ali A. Rizvi

A swarm of criticism has been leveled against Mona Eltahawy's recent Foreign Policy story on the state of women in the Arab world. Saying that sexism and misogyny in the Middle East has "nothing to do" with Islam is symptomatic of either denial or fear.

Women's Rights Can't Flower In Arab Spring

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 02.27.2012 | Religion
Ida Lichter, M.D.

U.S. President Barack Obama's choices may be limited but his misreading of Islamist intentions could accelerate the religious extremism that is rapidly fading the Arab Spring's bloom