Egypt’s Women Keep Showing Power in Protest

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 keep braving the deadly dangers of street protests.

Egyptian Upholds Sex-War View of Revolution

After stirring an outcry for her article in Foreign Policy magazine, Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy on Tuesday night offered a vigorous defense of her views that the real Middle East revolution is yet to come, between men and women.

Young Moroccans Keep Arab-Spring Spirit Alive

The youth-led Feb. 20 Movement in Morocco has simmered down to a core group that includes many female activists. They’re keeping an eye on constitutional reforms enacted last year that some say didn’t go far enough. “We want real, radical change,” says one.

Egypt’s Feminist Union Undergoing Reincarnation

The venerable Egyptian women’s rights advocacy, the Egyptian Feminist Union, is coming back to life amid a flowering of civil-society groups. But the road ahead isn’t clear for a long-dormant organization that operated under British colonial rule.

Arabic Twitter Stars Come Face-to-Face in Cairo

After a year of courageous digital leadership, female activists from the Middle East and North Africa–some of them Twitter superstars–met in Cairo last week. It was a chance to meet face-to-face, savor revolutionary success and weigh setbacks.

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

Women’s rights have long been considered a development keystone. Tunisian women–in the vanguard of the Arab world–will put that theory to a crucial test as the country’s new democracy takes shape following last week’s elections.