Arab Women in Revolution: Reports from the Ground

Arab Women in Revolution: Reports from the Ground PART 23

Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

Friday, May 11, 2012

Egypt's revolution is now often described as hijacked and women's legal rights are seen as vulnerable to an Islamic-style promotion of marriage and family. But in a show of their own force, women...


Arab Women in Revolution: Reports from the Ground

Friday, May 11, 2012

egyptian women celebratingFrom uprisings that overthrew colonial powers to modern revolutions waged on the streets and online, women in the Middle East have been at the frontlines of the region's every decisive moment.

And yet they are often left to the footnotes of history books and in the margins of media stories.

Women's eNews makes them the focus.

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Inspired by women's ongoing vital role in uprisings and transitions from Tunisia to Egypt to Morocco, Women's eNews provides in-depth coverage of the issues central to women as stakeholders of society, politics and the economy in this period of transition and--at times--tumult.

Political and economic participation, access to health and education, non-discriminatory family and citizenship laws, protection against gender-based violence, freedom of expression, room for religious views that run the gamut of the secular to strict practice, safety from state violence and arbitrary detentions. The list of issues is long, but we know the women working to resolve them are strong.

Women's eNews, alerted by a special United Nations report in 2002 and our own Web traffic reports, launched Arabic Women's eNews in 2003. Women's eNews' deep commitment and relationship to the women of the region will continue to be reflected in the news coverage.


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Part: 23

Egypt's Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

Part: 22

Egyptian Upholds Sex-War View of Revolution

Part: 21

Young Moroccans Keep Arab-Spring Spirit Alive

Part: 20

Iraq's Refugees in Jordan Live in Desperate Limbo

Part: 18

Human Rights Groups Blur Issues of Women Rights

Part: 17

Arab Women's Forum Presents Revolution 'Lite'

Part: 16

Egypt's Feminist Union Undergoing Reincarnation

Part: 15

Arabic Twitter Stars Come Face-to-Face in Cairo

Part: 14

In the New Tunisia, Women's Rights Are in Play

Part: 13

Libya Liberation Speech Raises Hackles on Polygamy

Part: 12

U.S. and Arab Women: Both Demand Democracy

Part: 11

Bahrain's Young Women Keep the Revolution Aloud

Part: 10

Lebanon Protesters Take Aim at Family Law System

Part: 9

Journalist's Tweets Give Voice to Libya Uprisings

Part: 8

Algerian Women Test the 'Arab Spring' Winds

Part: 7

Male Domination in Egypt is Only Half a Revolution

Part: 6

Cairo Women Stunned by Male Harassment at Protest

Part: 5

Zimbabwe Discourages Interest in Arab Uprisings

Part: 4

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Raises Sharia Question

Part: 3

Logan Attack Doesn't Brand the Entire Middle East

Part: 2

Cairo Leaders: Suzanne Mubarak Held Women Back

Part: 1

Egyptian Women Lay Claim to Revolutionary Role