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Lebanon's parliament on Monday passed a landmark bill criminalising sexual harassment and amended a controversial domestic violence law.

Human Rights Watch has slammed Lebanon for failing to protect women from human rights abuses and not making progress on women's rights.

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

Gaia Caramazza

Rights group commends Kuwait for new domestic violence law

On 20 September, the Kuwaiti National Assembly passed a law granting protections for the survivors of domestic violence.

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s equality treaty

The New Arab

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s equality treaty

Palestinian tribal leaders have issued a statement calling for withdrawal from the CEDAW treaty, which prohibits discrimination against ...

Mustapha El Bouabi

The Moroccan rape victim who refused to stay silent

The men accused of Khadija's gang rape have still not been tried in court, but the teenager's courage in speaking out has inspired many to raise their voices against violence.

Alessandra Bajec

Despite Tunisia's progress, gender equality remains distant hope

In-depth: Since the 2011 revolution, Tunisia has undergone a relatively smooth political transition to democracy and has seen significant ...

Ebti Numari

American feminists should drop the 'global saviour' rhetoric

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights ...

Sonia Boulos

Legal misogyny in Palestine must end

Comment: The Palestinian Authority invokes international law to justify self-determination, it cannot act selectively when it comes to its own ...

Kuwaiti women still battling for legal and political recognition

The New Arab

Kuwaiti women still battling for legal and political recognition

Women in Kuwait thought they were finally on track for political and social recognition in 2005, but they have since suffered setbacks, ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Enhancing women's rights, Tunisia still has work to do

Analysis: Despite adopting new legislation supporting women's rights, Tunisia still needs to eliminate all forms of discrimination against ...

A glimmer of hope for thousands of Bahrain’s children

Ruhab Ahmad

A glimmer of hope for thousands of Bahrain’s children

Bahraini women who are married to foreign men are struggling to pass on their nationality to their children due to discriminatory laws.

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