In a region where gender studies programs are rare, a new center at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is opening eyes—and minds.
The recent World Forum for Women in Science stressed the role of science and education in improving refugees’ lives and the world.
Safaa Kumari develops disease-resistant, high-yielding crops to save farmers’ livelihoods and enhance the region’s food security.
Earning a Ph.D. in statistical epidemiology inspired Niveen Abu-Rmeileh to strive to improve the public health sector in Palestine.
The Iraqi landscape architect Jala Makhzoumi bridges academic research and practical support in the quest for a greener region.
The sociologist Lubna Akroush and colleagues set up the Association of Jordanian Women Academics in 2014 to help women succeed in the university world.
As director general of the Arab Women Organization, the political scientist Fadia Kiwan is keen on projects that empower women. But teaching remains her first love.
As president of Effat University, Haifa Reda Jamal Al-Lail is fulfilling a dream of making a difference in the lives of Saudi women.
Amal Amin advocates making sure all people who pursue a career in science have equal opportunities to achieve their goals.
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.