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Saudi Arabia still has strict laws restricting women's freedoms.

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

Tunisian women perform Chilean song against rape

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Tunisian women perform Chilean song against rape

The event comes as numerous women in Tunisia have complained of sexual harassment on social media, under the hashtag #EnaZeda - the local incarnation of the #MeToo movement.

Hundreds of Tunisian women march against gender-based violence

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Hundreds of Tunisian women march against gender-based violence

Hundreds of women have gathered in Tunis to protest against violence targeting women and sexual harassment after an MP allegedly found ...

Tunisian women protest as 'masturbating' MP sworn in

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Tunisian women protest as 'masturbating' MP sworn in

Tunisian women held protests as Zouheir Makhlouf, a new MP for the Qalb Tounes party who was caught in a video allegedly masturbating outside a ...

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Mo Salah's shirtless shoot sparks 'modesty double standards' debate

A shirtless photo shoot involving Mo Salah and a lingerie model has sparked a deeper debate about modesty double standards in the Arab world.

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Malaysia wants to protect men from 'rape by seduction'

A Malaysian senator landed himself in hot water after proposing an anti-harassment law to 'protect' men from female seduction.

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Egypt: From social media revolution to journalists' jail

Egypt's 2011 revolution held much promise for the future of free expression. Eight years on, conditions have taken a turn for the worse.

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Egyptian actress charged over dress 'didn't mean to offend'

Actress Rania Youssef has said that she did not mean to offend by wearing a revealing dress at an awards ceremony, which could lead to her being ...

Awaiting judgement: Meeting the IS families

Marta Bellingreri, Laura Battaglia and Alessio Mamo

Awaiting judgement: Meeting the IS families

Special report: Inside the al-Shaham camp, where women and children are held indefinitely because of the crimes committed by their husbands, ...

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Egypt religious authorities condemn ripped jeans fashion trend

Egyptian religious authorities have ruled that ripped jeans should not be worn, deeming the fashion trend 'offensive' and 'hurtful' to society.

Prominent Egyptian lawyer wins human rights prize

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Prominent Egyptian lawyer wins human rights prize

Ragia Omran was chosen as one of 15 rights defenders from around the world to receive the Franco-German Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of ...

Workplace <em>sexual</em> abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Amal Awad

Workplace sexual abuse: Address the problem, not the symptoms

Comment: For many women, the issue of abuse in the workplace strengthens the argument they require special treatment and protection, rather than ...

Tunisia passes landmark law on violence against women

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Tunisia passes landmark law on violence against women

Human rights groups have praised Tunisia's progress in passing legal measures protecting women, however warn of financial barriers to their ...

<em>Sexual</em> assault in MENA 'caused by fragile male ego'

Robert Cusack

Sexual assault in MENA 'caused by fragile male ego'

A new survey of over 10,000 people found that many young men were trying to reassert their damaged masculinity caused by a poor economy by ...

Karim Traboulsi

The Bomb Guys: Saudi sitcom faces axe over 'lewdness'

A popular Saudi sitcom that has garnered an audience of millions is now facing the axe over scenes deemed too obscene for the ultaconservative Muslim kingdom.

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'Trump will deport you,' US teacher tells refugee child

A US civil rights group has filed a complaint after an 11-year-old Somali refugee student was allegedly 'forced out' of school by a zealous ...

Robert Cusack

Women 'sometimes to blame for rape', says Lebanese MP

Elie Marouni has sparked international outrage with claims blaming women in 'certain circumstances'.

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RuPaul's Drag Race comes to Saudi Arabia and Iran

Untucked fans of the Middle East rejoice! Netflix has announced the full, uncensored Drag Race is now available in 224 countries worldwide - ...

Moroccan men 'sexually harassed' by female bosses

Hassan al-Ashraf

Moroccan men 'sexually harassed' by female bosses

Sexual harassment of men by women is a problem too in Morocco , a "men's rights" group has claimed, especially by female superiors the ...

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Jordan might end law allowing rapists to marry victims

The Jordanian government is discussing proposed amendments to the Penal Code to repeal articles that allow rapists to escape punishment by ...

Jordan jails a man for kissing in public

Karim Traboulsi

Jordan jails a man for kissing in public

A public display of affection by a couple in Jordan's capital Amman landed a man in prison, and ignited a row over privacy, morality and the ...

'Fake pilgrim' jailed for <em>sexual</em> harassment in Masjid al-Haram

Nada Ramadan

'Fake pilgrim' jailed for sexual harassment in Masjid al-Haram

Blog: Illicit Mecca visitor sentenced to four years in prison and 1,000 lashes after a Saudi court found him guilty of sexual ...

Moroccan plans to criminalise harassment and blasphemy

Hassan al-Ashraf

Moroccan plans to criminalise harassment and blasphemy

A new draft law has been passed in the kingdom to imprison or fine anyone guilty of sexual harassment or blasphemy.

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