In Education, Gulf Women Don’t Focus on Jobs

Edward Fox / 07 May 2018 / News

Two studies found that women in Gulf countries are not focused on employment in their pursuit of academic degrees, but are optimistic about their futures.

In Somalia, Educational Quality Starts with Teachers

Doreen Ajiambo / 01 May 2018 / News

Training programs aim to turn the tide on quality of instruction, learning standards and attendance

Early Marriage Is Back in Spotlight in the Middle East

Gilgamesh Nabeel, Jacob Wirtschafter / 20 Mar 2018 / News

Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.

For Many Somali Girls, Education Ends With a Brutal Ritual

Doreen Ajiambo / 02 Mar 2018 / News

Female genital mutilation is widely practiced in the nation. The government and local and international organizations are working to stop it.

A Greek Classic Resurfaces in Syrian Women’s Voices

Austin Davis / 26 Jan 2018 / News

In Berlin, a production of Euripede’s “Iphigenia in Aulis” recasts the hard choices a heroine once made in the stories of nine refugees.

Women Make Gains as Judges in Tunisia

Ibtissem Jamel / 18 Jan 2018 / News

More women are studying law, and many choose a career in the judiciary. But social expectations may slow their advancement.

Tunisian Women Break Employment Stereotypes

Ibtissem Jamel / 19 Dec 2017 / News

In search of better jobs, Tunisian women have started to study vocational subjects traditionally taken only by men.

In a Refugee Camp, Classrooms Open Up to Somali Girls

Tonny Onyulo / 05 Dec 2017 / News

Displaced from their homeland, the girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to break with tradition and go to school.

A Team Effort to Combat Domestic Violence

Edward Fox / 28 Nov 2017 / News

In Lebanon, a university and a police force collaborate on a training program to improve the police response to domestic violence.

Moroccan Researcher Follows Impact of Climate Change

Khalid Aitnasser / 29 Jun 2017 / News

Two years after joining NASA’s Atmospheric Sciences Lab, Kholoud Kahime continues her research on climate change and its impact on Morocco’s economy and society.