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The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

The New Arab Meets: Blair Imani, the 26-year-old powerhouse balancing authorship and activism in a heavily divided, election-heavy America.

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Rami G. Khouri

To fix Arab societies, just listen to Arab citizens

Comment: International actors like the UN who want to help should listen more earnestly to what Arab men, women, and desperate youth have been saying for decades, writes Rami Khouri.

UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The United Nations is urging Arab countries to unite against the Covid-19 pandemic.

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

Narjas Zatat

How Egypt's sexual harassment problem could usher in #MeToo

With sexual assault cases increasing, and a growing body of voices online refusing to back down, some critics argue there could be a reckoning ...

Sana Uqba

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

The New Arab's series 'Together Against Coronavirus' looks at how NGOs in the Middle East and beyond are tackling Covid-19.

James Reinl

Saudi accused of stifling women's rights in G20 talks

Saudi organisers are accused of stifling debate about women's rights and turning the G20 event into a public relations sham.

Charlie Faulkner

Syrian academics displaced by war struggle to rebuild careers

Displaced Syrian academics are struggling to continue their careers after being forcibly uprooted by war, with many separated from their ...

Nazli Tarzi

Jordan overturns labour code that discriminates against working women

#IWD2020: On International Women's Day, Jordanian activists celebrate the adoption of a law eliminating labour discrimination against women.

Coronavirus, political turmoil won't stop Beirut's women marching Sunday

Carmen Geha

Coronavirus, political turmoil won't stop Beirut's women marching Sunday

Comment: This International Women's Day, Carmen Geha celebrates the resilience and solidarity of Lebanese women, fighting for their rights in a ...

Israa Mohammed Jamal and Pam Bailey

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

Female entrepreneurs in Gaza have founded the online business Giftbox, to help those struggling to celebrate important events and occasions ...

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.

Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

The New Arab

Saudi women have more rights than Westerners, says princess

Gender pay gap? Saudi women can't relate, says Princess Lamia al-Saud.

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

Alessandra Bajec

Women to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections

Women will likely play a big role in determining Tunisia's future in the coming elections, especially if the vote goes to a second round.

Pakistan arrests eight Chinese for trafficking young Christian girls

The New Arab & agencies

Pakistan arrests eight Chinese for trafficking young Christian girls

Pakistan has arrested eight Chinese nationals for luring young Christian girls into forced marriages and prostitution after Human Rights Watch ...

Lamisse Hamouda

On a family holiday to Egypt, my dad disappeared

Comment: After being arbitrarily detained for 405 days, Hazem is home in Australia. But he is just one of many unjustly locked up by Sisi's repressive regime, writes Lamisse Hamouda.

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 ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian parliament set to discuss equal inheritance bill

If the long-awaited draft law is adopted, it will be the first of its kind in the Arab world, where current inheritance laws contribute to ...

Peter Maurer

The Geneva Conventions serve a purpose we mustn't forget

Comment: In 2019 we need to engage more forcefully in difficult conversations on how to apply the law in today's complex wars, writes the ICRC's ...

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

Ruby Hamad

Feminism doesn't just mean equal rights for white women

Comment: White feminist leaders must reach out to women of colour to heal a growing divide, writes Ruby Hamad.

Diana Alghoul

Palestine has one of the highest literacy rates globally

Palestine's literacy rates have increased substantially over the past 20 years, despite education becoming increasingly inaccessible for ...

A (muz) match made in heaven

Sami Rahman

A (muz) match made in heaven

Society: With one in five relationships starting online, marriage app muzmatch hopes to revolutionise how Muslims around the world look for ...

Yemen's women turn war struggles into work opportunities

Khalid al-Karimi and Weam Abdulmalik

Yemen's women turn war struggles into work opportunities

Feature: As Yemen's war rages on, many women are now seeking their own ways to eke out a living for their families to survive through the tough ...

'Men to blame' for female unemployment in Arab world

The New Arab & agencies

'Men to blame' for female unemployment in Arab world

About 16 percent of women in Arab states are unemployed, compared to a global average of 6 percent, the UN’s International Labour Organisation ...

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