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In accepting the Nobel Peace Prize last year, Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman thanked women of the Arab world for her medal. Without their struggle to win equal rights, she would not be there, she said. The greatest challenge in that quest is not religion but the lack of economic and social development and a dearth of perceived security, said a Gallup Poll released Monday.
"The idea that coming in with a secular liberal social program as the solution to fixing how societies view women isn't supported by the evidence," said Dalia Mogahed, executive director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.
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How many women are represented in the Tunisian parliament? Do women in Iraq have the right to seek divorce? And in which countries is abortion legal? Find the answers to these and many more questions in this country overview that offers information on women’s rights in the Middle East, North Africa and Denmark. For each country you will find facts on women and education, women’s legal and civil rights, women’s status on the labour market and other relevant information.
On 2 June KVINFO became a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN) – a network of more than 80 human rights organizations and institutions in Europe and the Mediterranean area. The decision to admit KVINFO as a member was made on the network’s general assembly in Copenhagen, running from 31 May to 3 June. Organisations from 30 countries in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa are part of the network, including many countries where KVINFO has established partnerships.
Read more about EMHRN here
The Moroccan film Androman de Sange et de Charbon (Androman of Blood and Carbon), which tackles injustice against women and the issue of gender change, is to premier in Moroccan movie theatres in March after winning several awards at the Festival National du Film (National Film Festival) in Tangiers.
A conference on feminism and Islam will take place in Cairo 17-18 March 2012. The conference "Feminism and Islamic Perspectives: New Horizons of Knowledge and Reform" aims to stir debate on the subject and to exchange experiences regarding Muslim women’s issues in the Arab region and in a European context.
“They’ll tell you ‘it’s only a small cut’ to ‘clean’ the area. Who are you kidding?!”
Mideastposts-blogger Dhofari Gucci in her own words has her blood boiling over a cause that is currently widely discussed in the Omani blogosphere – circumcision of girls – often executed by women – and according to the writer highly practised in Oman. Her appeal is first and foremost directed at the authorities – the Ministry of Health – to take real action against what should be perceived a crime and a violation of human rights.