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Book Club: With tales of opulence and extravagance from Cairo's high society, Raphael Cormack's book paints a nuanced and defiant picture of the city's female stars.

Sudanese women took to the streets calling for security and safety in private and public spheres, while calling for a prosecution system to deal with gender based violence.

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

Sarah Shaffi

Ramadan reading list: 20 books by Muslim authors

From across the literary spectrum, Sarah Shaffi picks her favourite reads for you to delve into during the month of Ramadan.

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Deniz Yuksel

How Turkish law empowers abusers and denies women justice

Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in ...

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Nahrain Al-Mousawi

As I Want: The abused survivors of Egypt's revolution

Film Review: Premiered in the 2021 Berlin Film Festival, Samaher Al Qadi's latest feature, a biographical documentary, explores the series of ...

The New Arab Staff

Sudanese women rally against gendered violence, inequality

Protesters were reportedly faced with incidents of harassment and violence.

Natali Dare

The phenomenal legacy of Nawal El Saadawi

Physician, psychiatrist and a prolific novelist, Dr Nawal El Saadawi was an influential voice in the fight for women's rights.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Exit from women's treaty splits Turkey's activists

A top aide in Erdogan's government has said withdrawal from the treaty is due to the LGBTQ movement's push to normalise homosexuality.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In Tunis, flamingos wade past waste in Africa wetlands

Today half of Tunis' residents live on the banks of the "sebkha", or mudflat, where more than 100,000 birds of around 100 different species ...

French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

The New Arab Staff

French philosopher Michel Foucault 'sexually abused boys in Tunisia'

French-American professor Guy Sorman accuses fellow intellectual Michel Foucault of being a "paedophile rapist".

The New Arab Staff

Google Doodle celebrates prominent Tunisian doctor Tawhida Ben Cheikh

Ben Cheikh is known as a pioneer of contemporary medicine, helping women access better healthcare across Tunisia.

Legendary Egyptian <em>feminist</em> Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

The New Arab Staff

Legendary Egyptian feminist Nawal El Saadawi dies aged 89

Saadawi was the Arabic-speaking world's most influential feminist.

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Zaina Erhaim

Polarisation gnaws at Syria's hopes for reconciliation

Comment: Ideological polarisation in Syria has left no room for nuance, and deprived Syrians of the social fabric necessary for reconciliation, ...

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

Sahar Khamis

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of ...

New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Horriya Marzouk

New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian ...

Alessandra Bajec

Libyan women fight gender gap and violence

Caught between an ongoing cycle of violence and gender inequality, women in Libya are fighting a war inside the war.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss voters narrowly back Muslim 'burqa ban'

The so-called anti-burqa vote comes after years of debate in Switzerland following similar bans in other European countries.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Swiss on course to pass Muslim 'burqa ban'

Swiss people voted on whether to ban full facial coverings in public places, on free trade agreement with Indonesia, and on an electronic ...

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds solace ...

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The New Arab Staff

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation said this week.

The New Arab Staff

Egypt city spooked by 'jinn haunting' ancient mosque well

People in Qalyoub have appealed to authorities to solve the mystery of a jinn haunting a well in the ancient Al-Zahir Baybars mosque

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

Bahey el-Din Hassan

We needed a cultural revolution, not another uprising

The long read: Bahey el-Din Hassan explores how elites, who were unable to rise to the task of mounting organised collective action, caused the ...

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

Gaia Caramazza

Mona Eltahawy on the Arab Spring, feminism, and hope

While attending the Arab Spring protests, Eltahawy was beaten and sexually assaulted. Ten years on, she reflects on violence against women and ...

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution ...

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