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Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

Masoumeh Ebtekar criticised the government after saying at least 30,000 girls under the age of 14 are forced into marriage every year.

China's war on Uighur women

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Alessandra Bajec

Sudan's fight against FGM has only just begun

Sudan's decision to outlaw female genital mutilation is a small step on the long road to achieving gender equality.

Kamal Afzali

Escaping the shadow pandemic of gender-based violence in Afghanistan

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

The New Arab

Saudi women expose sexual harassers on Twitter

Women in Saudi Arabia are posting sexual harassment testimonies on Twitter under pseudonyms in 'brave move,' HRW says

Alainna Liloia

Dubai leader's domestic abuse undermines Emirate's hollow gender reforms

Comment: The UAE ruler's superficial efforts to combat domestic violence are falling woefully short, writes Alainna Liloia.

Alessandra Bajec

Moroccan #MeToo helps women to break silence

Morocco's Masaktach movement gives voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up and share their experiences.

Vicious treatment of Meghan exposes a deeply racist UK

Malia Bouattia

Vicious treatment of Meghan exposes a deeply racist UK

Comment: Coverage of Meghan and Harry shows that when it comes to racism, the media remains woefully unable to conduct a reasonable, and ...

The New Arab

Anger as Turkey lawmakers set to introduce 'marry-your-rapist' bill

A bill intended to grant amnesties for child rapists if they marry their victim is due to be introduced later this month in Turkey.

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s <em>equality</em> treaty

The New Arab

Palestinian tribal leaders stand against women’s equality treaty

Palestinian tribal leaders have issued a statement calling for withdrawal from the CEDAW treaty, which prohibits discrimination against women, ...

This is why feminist issues are driving Lebanon's protests

Sarah Khalil

This is why feminist issues are driving Lebanon's protests

While demonstrating dire economic conditions and rampant corruption of the country's political elite, Lebanese women are also fighting for an ...

Outspoken Lebanese women's rights campaigner dies in car crash

The New Arab

Outspoken Lebanese women's rights campaigner dies in car crash

Lebanese women's rights fighter Nadyn Jouny tragically lost her life in a traffic accident early on Sunday, local media reported.

Gaddafi and Libya today: A tyrant's unique legacy

Amr Salahi

Gaddafi and Libya today: A tyrant's unique legacy

Fifty years after his coup against King Idris I of Libya, Gaddafi’s legacy, his erratic theories, and his destruction of the Libyan state ...

Zouhir al-Shimale

Getting Syria's youth involved in social changing events

A youth citizen club created a new campaign to help Syria's marginalised children become changemakers by training and teaching them new skills which they can go apply within their communities.

Sami Rahman

Seven times Boris Johnson has offended minority groups

Boris Johnson goes head-to-head with Jeremy Hunt in the race to become the next PM, but his history of gaffes, racial slurs and offensive ...

Mel Plant

Sudanese women are calling for social justice revolution

After years of systemic discrimination and violence, Sudanese women are now imagining a Sudan without Bashir's regime – a Sudan with social ...

Karim Traboulsi

All the single ladies: The Arab world's 'spinster revolution'

Society: Not only are Arab women taking charge of their destinies by delaying marriage or remaining single, they are fighting back ...

Syrian Kurdish women march to end gender-based violence

The New Arab & agencies

Syrian Kurdish women march to end gender-based violence

Syrian-Kurdish women marched to end gender-based violence to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, ...

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

Diana Alghoul

Bashar Murad: Breaking traditions and resisting Israel with music

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian singer Bashar Murad who is using his voice to break stereotypes and advocate individuality.

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

David Sheen

Israel to fund Jews-only booze cruises

Comment: The Israeli government's crusade against mixed couples is a bigoted and futile policy, writes David Sheen.

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Charlie Faulkner

The women of Soma: From housewives to thriving businesswomen

Feature: Turkish women in Soma are transforming themselves from housewives to businesswomen and earning a living for the first time in their ...

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