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Film Review: Naziha Arebi's latest film is a triumph of fortitude over adversity, documenting Libya's national female football team's rollercoaster path to recognition.

Afghanistan's Ministry of Education backtracked on a decision to impose a nationwide singing ban on schoolgirls, following an outcry, as women in the country powerfully reclaimed their right to sing.

Middle East 'needs 142 years to close <em>gender</em> <em>gap</em>'

The New Arab Staff

Middle East 'needs 142 years to close gender gap'

Women in the Middle East and North Africa face the world's widest gender gap, the World Economic Forum has reported.

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

Charlie Faulkner and Rick Findler

Assassination campaign targets intellectuals in Afghanistan

An increasing threat against judges, journalists, intellectuals and human rights defenders has generated a powerful climate of fear among the ...

The female DJs smashing boundaries of social <em>gender</em> inequality

Anu Shukla

The female DJs smashing boundaries of social gender inequality

We crossed continents to speak with female DJs who have cultivated a spectrum of projects in the face of political instability and ...

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

Tunisia's gender violence law struggles to get beyond paper

Adopted in 2017, the Tunisian gender violence law is supposed to protect women from domestic violence but is rarely applied properly ...

The New Arab Staff

Domestic violence increase in Iraq as shelters go underground

The United Nations said only one country in eight has taken measures to lessen the pandemic's impact on women and children worldwide.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Two-thirds of world see 'climate emergency': UN survey

Nearly two-thirds of 1.2 million people polled worldwide say humanity faces a climate emergency, a UN survey has found

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Donald Trump is a danger to Muslims'

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

Narjas Zatat

Blair Imani: 'Trump is a danger to Muslims'

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 ...

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 ...

Yemen Aid: Battling coronavirus in a war zone

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.

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 ...

Gaza's women entrepreneurs set up online business Giftbox

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 ...

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 ...

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