Posts Tagged “women’s rights”

Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns

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Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns

Arab Youth Survey raises some serious concerns A study by one of the world’s largest PR companies, Burson-Marsteller, of Arab young people in 16 countries in the Levant, Gulf and North Africa offers disturbing insight into the regional concerns and the powerful influence of the mainstream Western news media. Not surprisingly, the further away Arab…

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100 Arab American women team up for fundraising event

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100 Arab American women team up for fundraising event

100 Arab American women team up for fundraising event Annual event to be held for the fifth year at salon and spa When people come together to give, it makes a stronger impact. Nothing demonstrates that more than 100 Arab American Women Who Care, a one-of-a-kind event centered on philanthropy and giving back to the…

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UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan

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UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan

UN expert raises concern about violence against women in Sudan UN expert raises concerns about violence against women, calls for legal reform The UN Independent Expert on Sudan expressed concern about reports that the security forces were using violence, intimidation and other forms of abuse to silence women across the country. “These abuses are made…

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges false images of Arabs

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Saudi Crown Prince challenges false images of Arabs

Saudi Crown Prince challenges false images of Arabs Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman took on the toughest four issues and questions thrown at every Arab World leader by the mainstream American news media and effectively slammed them out of the park like grand slam home run in a World Series baseball game. But Salman’s…

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Outdated inheritance laws indicative of larger issue: status of Arab women

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Outdated inheritance laws indicative of larger issue: status of Arab women

Outdated inheritance laws indicative of larger issue: status of Arab women By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Personal statutes are hard to change in the Middle East; their enforcement is entrusted to conservative religious establishments. Outdated laws regulate marriage, inheritance, divorce, death, adoption and other family related matters. It is very difficult to introduce reform to what…

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N’Soumer, misunderstood symbol of Algerian feminism

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N’Soumer, misunderstood symbol of Algerian feminism

Lalla Fatma N’Soumer: Misunderstood Symbol of modern Algerian Feminism Lalla N’Soumer, the mother of modern Algerian feminism, still lives in the songs and depiction of mothers and grand-mothers, mainly Berbers, and secularist women elite. By Abdennour Toumi The Algerian legislative election on Thursday was marked by a high-scored sentiment of abstention and reluctance, what many…

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