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Female Israeli soldiers have been excluded from their military exercises and are being pressured to adhere to an increase in 'modesty codes'.

Comment: American women's activists should start by asking why the US has resisted ratifying global women's rights treaties and human rights initiatives, writes Ebti Numari.

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 lives, writes Charlie Faulkner.

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisian women lead battle for truth and justice

Women are watching closely to make sure the transitional justice process will give dignity to those who suffered violence and abuse, writes ...

Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

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Jailed Lebanese tourist's father condemns Lebanon's 'official silence'

The father of Lebanese tourist jailed in Cairo for insulting Egyptians in an online video has slammed Beirut's 'silence' regarding her case.

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Lebanese demand release of tourist jailed for insulting Egypt

Lebanese social media users have called on their government to petition Egyptian authorities to release a tourist jailed for "insulting" Egyptians in an online video.

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Lebanese tourist jailed in Egypt after making harassment claim

Lebanese tourist Mona al-Mazbouh was sentenced to eight years in jail on Saturday, despite sexual harassment being a ...

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Celebration over Saudi driving ban lift marred by arrests

Saudi women celebrated taking the wheel for the first time in decades Sunday but the jubilation is dented by the jailing of female activists who ...

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Saudi cleric warns women to dress modestly while driving

A Saudi cleric has warned that women must wear modest clothing while driving a day before the kingdom lifts the world's only ban on women ...

Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

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Saudi Arabia gears up to lift women driving ban

This Sunday, Saudi Arabia will lift the world's only ban on women driving, a milestone for women who have had to rely on drivers, male ...

Rosa Burc

Turkey's HDP radically reclaims women's place in society

Comment: Women's struggles play a central role in constructing Turkey's national project, writes Rosa Burc.

Palestinian teen jailed over slap loses bid for release

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Palestinian teen jailed over slap loses bid for release

Ahed Tamimi, who became a Palestinian icon for slapping an Israeli soldier lost an appeal for her early release on Wednesday, her supporters ...

Egypt to free 700 prisoners on Sinai Liberation Day

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Egypt to free 700 prisoners on Sinai Liberation Day

Egypt will release hundreds of prisoners early to mark Sinai Liberation Day, however swathes of political prisoners remain in jails under Sisi's ...

'Stop protecting <em>sexual</em> abusers' demand Algerian women

Diana Alghoul

'Stop protecting sexual abusers' demand Algerian women

Algerian women have rallied behind a fitness blogger whose sexual harassment complaint to police failed to spark action ...

Lebanese woman arrested for 'insulting Egyptians'

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Lebanese woman arrested for 'insulting Egyptians'

Mona el-Mazboh was arrested at Cairo airport at the end of her stay in Egypt and charged with insulting Egyptians in a video uploaded to her ...

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Saudi Arabia passes draft law to combat sexual harassment

Saudi Arabia has passed a draft law aimed at combating sexual harassment amid a crackdown on women's rights advocates.

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Renowned Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas arrested in media crackdown

Wael Abbas, an internationally renowned online activist known for his criticism of the Egyptian regime, has been detained in the latest ...

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Egypt authorities arrest prominent socialist activist

Egyptian police have arrested three prominent activists in recent days, with Amnesty International condemning Cairo's attacks on freedom of ...

Diana Alghoul

Netta politicised her own victory and whitewashed Israel's occupation

Israeli icon Netta has attempted to brand her Eurovision win as a victory for diversity, but she has remained silent on the suffering of ...

Egyptian 2011 uprising leader arrested for insulting Sisi

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Egyptian 2011 uprising leader arrested for insulting Sisi

Shady el-Ghazaly Harb was a leading figure in the youth movement protests that in 2011 toppled longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak.

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Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning sexual harassment

Amal Fathy criticised the Egyptian government for failing to protect women and not addressing the widespread issue of sexual ...

Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning <em>sexual</em> <em>harassment</em>

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Egyptian activist arrested for video condemning sexual harassment

Amal Fathy criticised the Egyptian government for failing to protect women and not addressing the widespread issue of sexual ...

Egypt lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

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Egypt lawmaker pushes for state-run men's rights council

An Egyptian lawmaker has pushed for parliament to vote on legislation that would set up a state-run body on men's rights, sparking anger from ...

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