women’s rights

COVID infections among imprisoned women spark alarm in Iran
Middle East

COVID infections among imprisoned women spark alarm in Iran

Dozens of Iranian cities, including the capital, Tehran, are currently designated as “red zones” as they battle a spike in COVID-19…
Egypt’s National Council of Women head comments on clothing discrimination cases
Egypt

Egypt’s National Council of Women head comments on clothing discrimination cases

The head of Egypt’s National Council for Women Maya Morsi on Saturday stepped into outrage over two recent cases of…
Maya Morsi receives UNFPA Deputy Executive Director on his 1st official visit to Egypt
Egypt

Maya Morsi receives UNFPA Deputy Executive Director on his 1st official visit to Egypt

President of the National Council for Women (NCW) in Egypt, Maya Morsi, received at the council headquarters Ib Petersen, Assistant…
Female judges to take seats in Public Prosecution, State Council in October
Egypt

Female judges to take seats in Public Prosecution, State Council in October

The Supreme Judicial Council has decided that it will appoint female judges within Egypt’s State Council and Public Prosecution, beginning…
Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case
Middle East

Prominent female Saudi activist summoned in relation to case

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activist was summoned by security officials on Sunday…
Rights report: State of Afghan women’s health care grim
Middle East

Rights report: State of Afghan women’s health care grim

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — After nearly 20 years since the ouster of the Taliban and billions of dollars spent on…
Balcony death spotlights social pressure for single Egyptian women
Egypt

Balcony death spotlights social pressure for single Egyptian women

Nesma Nasr once stayed a week without water in her Cairo apartment, afraid to call a plumber because of the…
Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return
Middle East

Young women, grown up without Taliban, dread their return

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Inside Ms. Sadat’s Beauty Salon in Afghanistan’s capital, Sultana Karimi leans intently over a customer, meticulously…
China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts
World

China feminists face clampdown, closure of online accounts

China’s feminist movement has been facing another wave of crackdowns, with dozens of social media accounts run by feminist activists abruptly shut…
Loujain Al-Hathloul wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize
Middle East

Loujain Al-Hathloul wins Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Monday awarded its human rights prize to Saudi Arabian activist Loujain…
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