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.

Libya Liberation Speech Raises Hackles on Polygamy

Libya’s long-awaited declaration of liberation excluded female voices and raised questions about how the tide might turn on matters of family law. The country’s interim leader faced immediate backlash for endorsing a return to unrestricted polygamy.

U.S. and Arab Women: Both Demand Democracy

While Arab women are working for democracy, American women are trying to make democracy work, says Susan Rose. In both instances, women’s involvement and equality are necessary to create a stronger and healthier democracy.

Libyan Women Challenge Mindset Created by Tyranny

Libyans have lived under a dictatorship for over 40 years and the effort to think and act freely doesn’t come easily. In Benghazi, a small women-led group called Express is waging a psycho-social effort to “Get Rid of the Gadhafi Inside You.”