Some nations have made progress in limiting a practice that disrupts girls’ education. But traditionalists are pushing back.
Asma Lamrabet wants to reclaim a more egalitarian Islam from centuries of patriarchal interpretation.
Female genital mutilation is widely practiced in the nation. The government and local and international organizations are working to stop it.
In Morocco, a professor of sociology speaks out against a religious sheikh’s unfounded pronouncements on human reproduction.
A scholar who studies the links between paternal involvement and children’s performance in school calls on policy makers to give fathers more support.
In Berlin, a production of Euripede’s “Iphigenia in Aulis” recasts the hard choices a heroine once made in the stories of nine refugees.
More women are studying law, and many choose a career in the judiciary. But social expectations may slow their advancement.
A new anthology looks at the stigma that attaches to women who challenge the status quo.
In search of better jobs, Tunisian women have started to study vocational subjects traditionally taken only by men.
Displaced from their homeland, the girls are taking advantage of an opportunity to break with tradition and go to school.