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A video on social media purportedly showing a man beating his ex-wife in front of their five-year-old child pushed Turkey to legally tackle violence against women

During a protest organized by Amnesty International in Paris on International Women's Day, activists laid flowers near the Iranian Embassy to honour a detained Iranian activist.

India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

The New Arab Staff

India to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees to military-ruled Myanmar

Local authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been instructed to detain and deport Rohingya refugees.

#IWD: The Palestinian <em>women</em> fighting Israel's family separation law

Jessica Buxbaum

#IWD: The Palestinian women fighting Israel's family separation law

Trapped by Israeli checkpoints and border walls, thousands of unregistered Palestinians in the occupied West Bank feel doubly imprisoned as ...

#IWD: Harrowing #MeToo stories in Pakistan mark Women's Day

Alia Waheed

#IWD: Harrowing #MeToo stories in Pakistan mark Women's Day

Women across Pakistan are sharing their #MeToo stories on colourful fabrics lined up on the busy streets to bring attention to the ...

Sahar Khamis

The unfinished gender equality revolution of the Arab Spring

In-depth: Arab women played a pivotal role as activists, organisers and leaders during the 2011 uprisings, but a decade later the promise of greater gender equality remains unfulfilled.

The New Arab Staff

International Women's Day 2021: Special Coverage

The New Arab publishes a series of articles highlighting the struggles and triumphs of women and girls in MENA and the world for IWD ...

Shaikha Al-Hashem

Do we really need 'women's empowerment'?

Comment: All too often, 'women's empowerment' in the MENA and Gulf represents the neoliberal interests of western institutions and their elite ...

Horriya Marzouk

#IWD: New draft law deems Egyptian women legally incapacitated

Why a new draft personal status law that reduces females to 'machines for birthing children' is a shocking and frustrating set-back for Egyptian ...

#IWD: Libyan <em>women</em> fight gender gap and violence

Alessandra Bajec

#IWD: 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

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 ...

#IWD: Remarkable Muslim <em>women</em> throughout history

Nadia Khan

#IWD: Remarkable Muslim women throughout history

This International Women's Day, we want to celebrate brave and progressive Muslim women throughout history.

Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria protests

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Thousands hit the streets in fresh Algeria protests

A revived pro-democracy movement has taken root again in the North Africa country.

How Algeria's <em>women</em> put sisterhood in service of liberation

Malia Bouattia

How Algeria's women put sisterhood in service of liberation

Comment: This International Women's Day, Malia Bouattia highlights the Algerian government's abject failure to protect women, and finds ...

Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

The New Arab Staff

Amnesty slams Egypt's 'forced disappearance' of family with toddler

Amnesty International has called for the release of an Egyptian couple who were detained with their infant son on terrorism charges and have not ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon’s new sexual harassment law too limited: HRW

Human Rights Watch says Lebanon's current legislation on sexual harassment only deals with it as a criminal matter, neglecting prevention, monitoring, and labour law reform.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Female doctor killed in eastern Afghanistan

A female doctor was killed in a bomb blast in Jalalabad in what appeared to be another targeted hit.

Rachel Hagan

Iraq's long road to justice for the Yazidi genocide

In-depth: Iraq has passed a landmark new bill offering reparations to victims of the Islamic State and formally recognising the Yazidi genocide. ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US ambassador to UN demands information on Syria detainees

The US ambassador to the UN demanded that Syria publicise the status of detainees.

Saudi activist in court for first time since release

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi activist in court for first time since release

In her first court appearance since her provisional release, Saudi activist Loujain Al-Hathloul appealed restrictions including a five-year ...

The New Arab Staff

Draft law sparks fears for women's rights in Egypt

The draft personal status law would be a major set-back for women's rights if realised, a leading Egyptian rights organisation ...

China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

The New Arab Staff

China smears female Uighur ex-detainees as 'inferior', adulterers

Chinese officials have targeted Uighur former detainees in recent months, rejecting allegations of forced sterilisation and abuse.

US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

The New Arab Staff

US envoy to UN: Washington will defend Israel

Miles told the UN that Washington will continue to combat criticisms of Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

The New Arab Staff

Russia releases video showing it bombed hospital in Aleppo

Moscow has often denied its role in hitting civilian areas in Syria's civil war, but the video inadvertently shows it bombed a hospital

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