Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

Author : Caryle Murphy, The Majalla

CAIRO, EGYPT – JULY 04: An Egyptian woman celebrates in Tahrir Square, the day after former Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, the country’s first democratically elected president, was ousted from power on July 4, 2013 in Cairo, Egypt. (Photo by Ed Giles/Getty Images) The rights of women across the Middle East have become major casualties of…

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Author : Shahrnush Parsipur, Radio Pooya

سرکار خانم افخمی با سپاس از وقتی که به رادیو پویا دادید از طریق لینک زیر میتوانید گفتگویتان را با شهرنوش پارسی پور گوش کنید این برنامه به مدت دوهفته در رادیو پویا پخش خواهد شد. رادیوی ما بیش از 25000 شنونده دارد و بصورت کاملا مستقل براساس کارهای داوطلبانه همکاران ما تهیه میشود هزینه…

The Word on Women: MENA region tops agenda at AWID global women's rights forum

The Word on Women: MENA region tops agenda at AWID global women's rights forum

Author : Lisa Anderson, TrustLaw

The uncertain fate of women’s rights in the turbulent Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region emerged as one of the most pressing concerns on the agenda for the 12th International Forum of the Association For Women’s Rights In Development (AWID), which launched a four-day run in Istanbul on Wednesday. “It takes a lot of…

Revolution and Women's Rights in the Arab World

Revolution and Women's Rights in the Arab World

Author : Warren Olney, PRI To The Point

Listen to the Interview Arab women have been a big factor in the Arab spring, as one Egyptian put it to the Economist magazine, “throwing stones, moving dead bodies.” But, even where repressive regimes have been overthrown, the outcome may not be an increase in women’s rights, partly because of the rising influence of conservative…

Reflections on Women’s Security in Iran

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Gozaar Forum on Human Rights and Democracy in Iran

The late Mhabub ul Haq, the founder of the UN Human Development Report, captured the essence of human security when he said, and I quote, “In the last analysis, human security means a child who did not die, a disease that did not spread, an ethnic tension that did not explode, a dissident who was…

Learning Center Conducts Workshops on Empowerment of Women

Author : Voice of America

Most development experts agree that improving the economic and political status of women is key to combating the conditions that give rise to religious extremism, particularly in the Muslim world. But women and girls in Muslim-majority societies often have limited opportunities to develop the leadership skills necessary to take their rightful place in society. Now,…

Musawah - How Do You Say Equality?

Author : Mona Eltahawy, The Jerusalem Report

“I feel like someone opened a window into my mind and let in the fresh air. It feels so good!” The young Egyptian woman and I were among 250 activists and scholars from 47 countries brought together in mid-February in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the launch of Musawah, a global movement for justice and equality…

Women's Movements In Iran

Author : Massoume Price, IranDokht 

Any analysis of the women’s movement in Iran is a very complicated task and requires time and space. This very brief article is meant to provide much needed basic information for the general public and to provide a coherent picture of what has been happening over the last two centuries. The second half of the…