Women in the Arab world continue to suffer from low representation in the workplace. This week, Arab businesswomen gathered in London to promote and highlight the role of their gender in Arab...Syrian child refugees struggle in Lebanon
Young Syrian refugees in Lebanon worry about their future, but there may be a sliver of hope. This week, Syrian students at a school in northern Lebanon did their final exams, a possible opportunity...Ritualistic mutilation of female genitalia a tragedy
The mutilation, cutting and alteration of female genitalia is a tradition that is still upheld in certain areas of Africa, the Middle East and Asia. At least 140 million women and girls have fallen...Tunisia’s battle with topless women
Femen, a leading women’s protest movement, has stirred chaos in Tunisia as it strives to support one of its activists. Everybody knows her as Amina, who was jailed 10 days before three European...Empower the Arab youth, expect a brighter future
At the Women Deliver conference 2013, I was given the chance to moderate a session on the Middle East and North Africa region. What came into focus for the most part were Islamic fundamentalists and...Women work against women in Afghanistan
Just this week, news broke that Afghan lawmakers blocked legislation that aimed to strengthen women’s freedoms in the country. The worst part is that women were among those who voted against...Lebanese women to gain political ground?
After gaining the right to vote and participate in elections in 1952, one would assume that more female politicians would be taking part in Lebanon’s administrative scene. Women won the right...The future generation of a war-torn country
The situation in Syrian refugee camps has taken a turn for the worse as poverty and morality is being breeched on a daily basis. Women are left without any means of meeting ends meet and have turned...