Young Arab scholars are increasingly interested in gender studies, and their projects are as sophisticated as Western gender research in terms of methodology and theory. This is amongst the findings of the first edition of the WEP mapping report entitled “Mapping Young Scholars’ Research on Women in Public Life in the MENA Region: A State of the Art Report“ which has now been presented during the holding of the 2nd seminar of the Nordic-Arab Network of Research on Women’s Empowerment, Gender and Politics in Fez, Morocco.
KVINFO is managing the Dialogue and Cooperation on Gender and Women’s Rights fund, whose aim is to support the corporation between the civil society in Denmark and the Middle East and North Africa.
The fund supports projects seeking to enhance women’s rights and position in society and to spur the debate on gender issues in the Middle East & North Africa. The projects must consist of a partnership between at least one Arabic and one Danish partner.
The fund supports projects with a budget ranging from 5,000 and up to one million DKK.
The 'Who is She' in Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan are three online databases with profiles of prominent contemporary women.
Visit the databases and use them as an efficient tool to search for competent women with specific qualifications and skills.
"Now, after street protests and change of power, we are at the third stage of the revolution. This is characteristic not only for Yemen, but for all Arab countries where revolutions took place. This is the stage of struggle with corruption."
So says Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Tawakkul Karman in this interview.
Read the interview at The Voice of Russia. Also, read WoMen Dialogue's interview with Ms. Karman.
Merwa Abdelkadar, the Saudi representative at the G(irls)20 Summit speaks about global challenges.
"I think one of the most important things in the world that needs to be fixed is the unfair situation of women specifically in the Arab world (...) Unfortunately, although women constitute more than 50 percent of the population, their potential is stifled as they struggle to maintain their rights."
Read more at Forbes.
“I participated in the revolution from Day 1 and was very proud of it,” recalls Aya Tarek, a young Egyptian woman.
“People were negative about Egypt, but thanks to the revolution I started loving Egypt. Many think that nothing changed, but we need to give it time and effort.”
Read more at Metro.
On 15 June 2013 a District Court i Saudi Arabia sentenced two human rights defenders, Wajeha Al-Huwaider and Fawzia Al-Oyouni, to ten months in prison. Also, a two year travel ban was imposed.
Al-Huwaider campaigns to abolish the male guardianship system and stop forced marriages of young girls in Saudi Arabia. Fawzia Al-Oyouni campaigns for women’s right to drive.
Read more at the Gulf Centre for Human Rights.
For an in-depth coverage, read Journomania’s coverage.