The institution’s new Human Capital Index indicates that many of the region’s youth face significant barriers in pursuing their full potential, but economists say it’s a more complicated than a single metric.
Recently released films give hard-hitting, inside looks into conflicts’ effects on life in Iraq, Gaza, and Aleppo.
New research shows that educating teenage girls about the risks of female genital mutilation changes their opinions to view it less favorably, but experts say that alone won’t work.
Syrian artist Sara Shamma uses strong color and powerful brushstrokes to portray human traffickers, women who have survived being trafficked, and the emotions swirling inside them.
The country with the largest economy in the Middle East and the most Syrian refugees is seeking to find a place for them in its business landscape.
Cyberspace has become a place where some men stalk, attack, and seek to humiliate women. Now women, universities, and private organizations are mounting digital campaigns to respond.
In two new reports, the Arab Barometer finds gradually shifting attitudes on women’s place in society and broad disillusionment among young people.
Hayv Kahraman brings a unique perspective to representations of, and assumptions about, women like herself in a post–9/11 world.
Female students already faced social and economic constraints in pursuing education. The toll of war, on lives, psyches and infrastructure, adds another.
In a new album, the Tunisian singer who first gained fame in the early days of the revolution sings in English and touches on environmental themes, not just personal or political ones.