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Rothna Begum

Rothna Begum is the Middle East and North Africa women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

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The lethal cost of being a woman in Palestine

18 September, 2019

Comment: To prevent more killings like Israa's, abuse in all its forms must be criminalised so that the perpetrators can be prosecuted, writes Rothna Begum.

The Middle East's women are championing their own change

07 March, 2018

Comment: Discrimination and violence against women remain pervasive and entrenched, but changes are a credit to the region's women human rights defenders, writes Human Rights Watch's Rothna Begum.

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

08 December, 2017

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens across the globe, writes Rothna Begum.

Rothna Begum
Rothna Begum

Rothna Begum is the Middle East and North Africa women's rights researcher at Human Rights Watch.

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