Art was a saving presence for the multidisciplinary artist Ameera AlAji in her youth. Now she hopes to inspire a new generation of Qatari artists to find a similar freedom.
An Egyptian woman pharmacist who found her ideal career in science journalism reached new heights when she set up a digital platform to inform the public about Covid-19.
Several of Egypt’s universities have set up special clinics to help women who have suffered violence, on campuses and beyond.
Nawal Mdallaly, the founder of an organization that works with Syrian refugees in Lebanon, describes how Covid-19 has intensified the difficult situation that young Syrian girls face in that country.
In Somalia, Sudan, and regions of Ethiopia that host refugees from those countries, girls face a harsh life that often keeps them out of schools. The pandemic has made things worse.
The film industry is growing as the kingdom modernizes, and university film programs are poised to attract more students who want to study at home.
The pandemic is just one additional obstacle that is preventing girls from getting an education in a country with a chaotic and conflict-ridden recent history.
The Ebola epidemic’s effects on education for girls in two African countries may help aid workers predict the effects of the current coronavirus pandemic in Arab countries today.
Child marriage rates improved in the Middle East and North Africa over a 25-year period, but those gains could now be undermined.
The number of refugee girls in the Middle East able to complete school and advance to higher education is certain to drop sharply, those who track the issue say.