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Comment: Much of Tunisia's crucial legislation designed to protect women is yet to take effect, leaving women more vulnerable than ever, write Sarah Yerkes and Maro Youssef.

A cleric in Egypt clarified it is permissible to mourn the lives of atheists and homosexuals, after a debate was triggered by the death of queer feminist Sarah al-Hegazy.

For Sarah Hegazy: In rage, in grief, in exhaustion

Rasha Younes

For Sarah Hegazy: In rage, in grief, in exhaustion

Comment: Sarah Hegazy was driven to take her life by Egypt's state-powered, lethal patriarchy. As we continue to resist, may she rest, spared of further suffering, writes Rasha Younes.

Amnesty slams Egypt regime after suicide of gay activist

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Amnesty slams Egypt regime after suicide of gay activist

Egyptian LGBT activist Sara Hegazy, who took her own life in Canada where she lived in exile, had been "oppressed" by the Cairo government, ...

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Siana Bangura

The statues are falling, structures of racism must follow

Comment: Tearing down statues is a step towards wider change, but we mustn't feel content with symbolic actions alone, writes Siana Bangura.

The New Arab Staff

Backlash after man appointed as Israeli women’s committee head

Women in Israel voiced their outrage at the appointment of the only male member of the parliamentary group tackling gender equality as its lead.

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours

Why Canada must cancel its Saudi weapons deal

Comment: It's time Justin Trudeau met Saudi Arabia's abysmal human rights record with real action, and cancelled Canada's weapons sales, writes ...

The New Arab

TNA Webinar Video: The Gendered Impact of Covid-19

Our webinar series hosts live discussions on issues related to the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

Gasia Ohanes

Jordanian teenage girl stabbed in suspected 'honour' killing

The Jordanian teen is the latest victim of femicide in the conservative Middle Eastern kingdom, after being stabbed over a Facebook account.

Lebanese man detained over killing of wife, nine others

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanese man detained over killing of wife, nine others

The horrific shooting is suspected to be Lebanon's deadliest peacetime mass shooting in decades.

How the LGBT+ community is coping with the Coronavirus

The New Arab

How the LGBT+ community is coping with the Coronavirus

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond. In this episode we bring to light heart-warming ...

Reports of child abuse in Turkey rise during pandemic

The New Arab

Reports of child abuse in Turkey rise during pandemic

Turkey is witnessing a sharp rise in both child abuse and domestic violence, as families remain confined at home due to the pandemic.

In locked-down Lebanon, women at risk of domestic violence

Gasia Ohanes

In locked-down Lebanon, women at risk of domestic violence

Before the coronavirus pandemic, the police were arresting reported repeat-abusers. Now, judges are working with an NGO to remotely issue ...

The New Arab

TNA Voice: Middle Easterners are battling the coronavirus pandemic

Our podcast bringing you compelling stories from the Middle East, North Africa, Asia and beyond. In this episode we bring to light heart-warming stories from the tragedy of coronavirus pandemic

The New Arab

The New Arab Voice Podcast: Compelling audio journalism

The New Arab Voice podcast brings you compelling audio journalism from the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and beyond.

TNA Voice: Middle East at war with the coronavirus

How do areas in conflict and dictatorial regimes react to the global pandemic endangering millions of lives?

Sadek Hamid

Waqas Ahmed: The Muslim renaissance man championing human versatility

The New Arab Meets: Author Waqas Ahmed, whose new book champions the power of human versatility and explores the importance of cross-discipline ...

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

Paul Iddon

Baghdad's four decades of conflict and strife

In-depth: From 1980 until now, the Iraqi capital has faced a series of conflicts, instability, and violence. This year marks 40 years since this ...

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan Women's Day marchers hit with stones, sticks

Protesters marking International Women's Day in ultra-conservative Pakistan on Sunday came under attack with stones and sticks.

Istanbul police fire tear gas at women's day march

The New Arab & agencies

Istanbul police fire tear gas at women's day march

Istanbul police fired tear gas Sunday to prevent hundreds of women marching on the city's central avenue on International Women's Day.

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.

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

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