Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive New York Times – September 26, 2017: Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take...

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Nov 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM New York Times (EDITORIAL | SUNDAY OBSERVER) By CAROL GIACOMO Moises Saman for The New York Times Egyptian women outside a Cairo polling place on May 23, when the country held its first democratic election for president. When Mabrouka M’barek is in the Tunisian capital...

The women of Saudi Arabia

Nov 12, 2012 at 12:00 AM Washington Post – The women of Saudi Arabia: More and more, women are becoming college educated and entering the workforce in Saudi Arabia, but they are running into the walls of tradition in the workplace, as well as elsewhere outside of their homes. Manar Saud...

Interview with Egypt rights activist

Nov 26, 2012 at 12:00 AM WLUML Interview with Egypt Women’s Rights Activist, Samira Ibrahim Our WLUML conversation with women’s rights activist Samira Ibrahim of Egypt, was inspirational. She opened up about her background – where it all began – and about her exciting current work. Samira also spoke to...

Yemen: Increase in Trafficking

Jan 02, 2013 at 12:00 AM Twenty-one-year-old Aisha clings to her child as she recounts her tale of being trafficked. Credit: Rebecca Murray/IPS By Rebecca Murray ADEN, Yemen, Jan 2 2013 (IPS) – Twenty-one-year-old Aisha clings to her two children as she recounts her tale of horror. Growing up in...

Saudi Women appointed in Shura

Jan 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM SAUDI ARABIA – KING APPOINTS WOMEN AS l/5 OF SHURA ADVISORY COUNCIL  By Angus McDowall and Asma Alsharif – Jan. 11, 2013 RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has appointed women to a fifth of the seats in the Shura Council, which advises the government on new legislation,...

How Egypt radical rulers crush women

Mar 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM How Egypt’s radical rulers crush the lives and hopes of women Women stood shoulder to shoulder with men in Tahrir Square in 2011. Now they are back on the streets, opposing a new constitution that sweeps away their rights and opens the way for...

Saudi police lift ban on women on bikes

Apr 01, 2013 at 12:00 AM Saudi religious police lift ban on women on bikes The Daily Star – RIYADH: A Saudi newspaper says the kingdom’s religious police are now allowing women to ride motorbikes and bicycles but only in restricted, recreational areas. The Al-Yawm daily on Monday cited an...

Women: New tool for Middle East peace

Apr 02, 2013 at 03:37 AM The Boston Globe – Expectations are low for President Obama’s planned Middle East visit this week, because most of the tools he’s packed in his problem-solving kit have been tried repeatedly without much success. Sanctions, aid, rhetoric,shuttle diplomacy — what else might help build...

Egypt: Women making history

Jun 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM EGYPT – FEMINIST’S LIFE IS SYMBOL FOR WOMEN TO KEEP FIGHTING FOR RIGHTS June 27, 2013 -Power normally is not a word associated with women in Muslim societies. Despite the complex and varied identities of women in countries that are predominantly Muslim, we all...

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