Academics in the region are taking on FGM and providing much needed data to help combat the practice.
Hatoon al Fassi, a Saudi scholar, has provoked controversy in Qatar for arguing that the Koran, correctly interpreted, supports the empowerment of women.
A biologist is this year’s Qatar recipient of the L’Oréal-Unesco for Women in Science Middle East Fellowship award, for her research on microbiota.
Scholarships and other programs seek to build what Syria will need when war is over.
An ever-widening ban on female professors wearing veils at Cairo University reflects a broader academic controversy.
Sociologist Fatema Mernissi published ground-breaking, wide-ranging scholarship that influenced a generation of Arab feminists.
A new report outlines possible solutions to difficulties young women in the region face when finding a first job.
An informal poll of female students in Jordan suggests sexual harassment is a widespread problem.
The head of cultural outreach at the modern-day library of Alexandria has worked with underground cables and overhead planetarium displays and broadened the library’s influence.
As in many other Gulf countries, fewer men than women make it to university in Bahrain.