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An Egyptian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that sparked outrage on social media.

Uighur women and girls are not only enduring unspeakable cruelties in internment camps, subject to draconian sterilisation procedures, rape and sexual violence, but also in their everyday home lives.

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

How diaspora activism lives on after the Arab Spring

In-depth: A decade after the Arab Spring, exiled activists have not given up hope, with groups and individuals working to bring justice and reforms to their homelands.

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Malia Bouattia

Sarah Everard vigil underlines a dangerous reality for women

Comment: Sarah Everard's murder and the repressive scenes at her vigil highlight exactly why women can't rely on the very people entrusted with ...

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Maedeh Sharifi

MENA women shake region out of sexual harassment silence

Women from Morocco, to Egypt, Iran and Kuwait took their countries by storm in the past year through social media to break the silence on sexual ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Gender-based violence 'devastates' women across MENA: Amnesty

Marking International Women's Day, Amnesty highlights the plight of women throughout the MENA, who struggle with added pressures deriving from the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraq's Sinjar caught in new tug-of-war

Nearly six years since Iraq's Sinjar region was recaptured from jihadists, geopolitical tensions risks sparking a new conflict.

Judit Neurink

Trial sparks a wave of desperation in Iraq's Kurdistan

Comment: The trial of five Kurdish activists and journalists for 'spying' has left Kurds furious with their leaders. As hardship increases, they ...

The New Arab Staff

Sexual assault cases rock Egypt with criticism over handling

Two cases of sexual assault in Egypt have revealed faults in prosecuting the accused and caring for victims.

'Credible <em>case</em>' China carrying out genocide against Uighurs: lawyers

The New Arab Staff

'Credible case' China carrying out genocide against Uighurs: lawyers

The British government has so far stopped short of invoking the term "genocide", arguing only courts can make that legal definition.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Egypt court sentences ex-student in #MeToo case

Zaki, a former student of the American University in Cairo, was arrested on July 4 and confessed to assaulting and blackmailing six complainants.

Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan journalist appears in court on spy charges

Omar Radi professed his innocence and said his foreign dealings under investigation were "purely professional and connected to his work as a ...

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Hiba Rahim

Palestinian teen's murder underscores the joint struggle with BLM

Comment: For Palestinians and US communities of colour, racism is the enabler of violence and oppression. We must unite in our resistance to ...

ICC drops UK war crimes inquiry despite finding 'atrocities'

The New Arab Staff

ICC drops UK war crimes inquiry despite finding 'atrocities'

The ICC report comes as the UK inches towards passing legislation protecting soldiers from 'vexatious claims'.

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

The New Arab Staff

Aid worker 'exploited, abused several Syrian women': report

A report by the Syrian website Liberated-T has accused an aid worker of using his position to harass, exploit, and attempt to rape ...

The New Arab Staff

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

Kamal Afzali

The New Arab's top reads on gender-based violence

The New Arab has curated articles shedding powerful light on the pressing issue of gender-based violence across the Middle East, North Africa ...

Zahra Khozema

Pakistan has a problem, but castration isn't the answer

Comment: Calls for castration and hanging as punishment for rape have been growing, but such draconian measures fail to tackle the root ...

Elizabeth Neoman

Mariam Mohamed's death reignites Egypt's digital #MeToo movement

The death of a 24-year-old Egyptian woman in Cairo has served as another catalyst for the digital feminist movement in Egypt.

Government bid to defend Trump in <em>rape</em> <em>case</em> rejected

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Government bid to defend Trump in rape case rejected

An attempt by the US Justice Department to defend Donald Trump against a lawsuit by a prominent American columnist who says the president raped ...

The New Arab Staff

French minister 'shocked' over halal supermarket aisles

The interior minister linked the presence of halal and kosher supermarket aisles to a failure to integrate in the wake of last week's beheading.

Egyptian woman dragged to death in Cairo car robbery

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian woman dragged to death in Cairo car robbery

The victim, identified as a woman in her 20s, was reportedly dragged to her death by the assailants' getaway vehicle.

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Yasser Louati

An unpopular Macron invokes the anti-Muslim playbook

Comment: Macron's tirade against 'Islamist separatism' is nothing but a racist and malicious attempt to win votes, writes Yasser Louati.

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Yousra Samir Imran

Sudan's revolution and the broken promise of women's rights

Women fuelled Sudan's revolution, but the promise of greater gender equality remains elusive.

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