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The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

The harrowing account of Ahlam's chilling murder has caused outrage in Jordan and calls for justice.

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

Gaia Caramazza

Remembering the Middle East victims of gender-based violence

#IWD2020: From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, women in the Middle East are fighting against gender-based violence and sexual harassment.

Why we need to talk about othering and belonging

Zarqa Parvez

Why we need to talk about othering and belonging

Comment: It's high time we abandoned the 'us' and 'them' paradigm in favour of a more inclusive approach, writes Zarqa Parvez.

From Lebanon to Chile, the patriarchal state must fall

Malia Bouattia

From Lebanon to Chile, the patriarchal state must fall

Comment: For revolution in the Arab world to be truly successful, women's rights must be at the forefront of reform, writes Malia Bouattia.

Mel Plant

Middle East women killed, blinded, imprisoned and kidnapped

Women continue to face extreme violence throughout the region, whether from former partners or while protesting on the streets.

The New Arab

Palestinian Authority outlaws child marriage in occupied West Bank

Previously under the West Bank's legal system - a hybrid of Ottoman, British, Jordanian and PA laws - the legal marriage age was 15 for females ...

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Palestine's Le Trio Joubran feature on Coldplay's new album

Le Trio Joubran is an oud playing group of the Joubran brothers. Hailing from Nazareth, they play traditional Palestinian music.

Delilah Boxstein

This year's Palestine Cinema Days tackles women's rights

This year's Palestine Cinema Days didn't just focus on Palestine's budding film industry, but also gave a platform to women's empowerment.

Mo Salah's shirtless shoot sparks 'modesty double standards' debate

The New Arab

Mo Salah's shirtless shoot sparks 'modesty double standards' debate

A shirtless photo shoot involving Mo Salah and a lingerie model has sparked a deeper debate about modesty double standards in the Arab world.

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'No freedom without free women': Palestinians march against femicide

Following the suspected 'honour killing' of Israa Ghrayeb last month, Palestinian women in dozens of cities across the globe ...

The lethal cost of being a woman in Palestine

Rothna Begum

The lethal cost of being a woman in Palestine

Comment: To prevent more killings like Israa's, abuse in all its forms must be criminalised so that the perpetrators can be prosecuted, writes ...

Palestinian <em>Israa</em> <em>Ghrayeb</em> died after 'torture, abuse' by relatives

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Palestinian Israa Ghrayeb died after 'torture, abuse' by relatives

Israa Ghrayeb died after suffering 'severe respiratory failure' due to complications from multiple injuries caused by 'torture ...

Relatives of <em>Israa</em> <em>Ghrayeb</em> charged after suspected 'honour killing'

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Relatives of Israa Ghrayeb charged after suspected 'honour killing'

Israa Ghrayeb, 21, died after being allegedly beaten by her male relatives for posting a video on social media with her ...

Making sense of <em>Israa</em> Ghrayeb's senseless killing

Sabiha Allouche

Making sense of Israa Ghrayeb's senseless killing

Comment: Sabiha Allouche explores the myths of 'Arab men', 'Arab women', and 'honour killings' in the wake of the death of Israa ...

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Israa Ghrayeb: Three arrested in relation to 'honour killing'

Three people have been arrested in connection with the suspected 'honour killing' of 21-year-old Israa Ghrayeb.

Sana Uqba

'Honour killings' are a problem and we know it

The killing of Israa Ghrayeb in Palestine has highlighted the prevalence of honour killings in the Arab world.

The New Arab

Israa Ghrayeb's family deny 'honour killing', claim demonic possession

Israa Ghrayeb's family have denied murdering her, claiming she was possessed by a jinn, or evil spirit, before she died.

The New Arab

Palestinian women protest in solidarity with murdered Israa Ghrayeb

Hundreds of Palestinian women went out to protest against femicides and 'honour killings' after Israa Ghrayeb, 21, was killed ...

Man tortures Palestinian sister to death in honour killing

Diana Alghoul

Man tortures Palestinian sister to death in honour killing

Israa Ghrayeb, 21, was reportedly beaten to death by her brother because she posted a selfie with her partner a day before ...

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