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.”

Cairo Leaders: Suzanne Mubarak Held Women Back

Two Egyptian women’s rights leaders say Suzanne Mubarak controlled their arena and stymied progress. Now they look ahead, with an eye on history. The Algerian and Iranian revolutions were different, but still cautionary for women.

Egyptian Women Lay Claim to Revolutionary Role

Women who have been joining the Egyptian protests to oust Mubarak minimize the risk that the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood could dominate a future government. If the revolution succeeds, they look forward to playing a part in the transition.