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Gender Human Rights Refugees

Why Families Choose Marriage Over School for Their Daughters

Jabeen Bhatti | 28 Oct 2020

Increasing economic hardship, lingering cultural norms and other factors are driving many families to marry off their daughters.

Gender Human Rights Refugees

Missing Students: The Stories of 3 Child Brides

Jabeen Bhatti, Rasha Faek, Riham Alkousaa | 28 Oct 2020

Millions of girls in the Arab world end up as child brides: Some are forced to marry by their parents, for money or protection or due to cultural expectations; others want to escape poverty or an abusive home. All of them regret leaving school.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Politics Social Sciences

Teaching Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East

Dalal Alfares, Dina El Khawaga, Hanane Darhour, Islah Jad, Nermin Allam | 20 Oct 2020

Four scholars of gender and women’s studies reflect on the challenges of teaching gender politics in the Middle East and North Africa.

Arts & Culture Coronavirus Gender Liberal Arts

An Arab Film Festival in the U.K., SAFAR, Adapts to the Online Environment

M. Lynx Qualey | 14 Sep 2020

The SAFAR Film Festival had to shift to an online format this year because of Covid-19. On the plus side, that might mean more viewers at a time when interest in Arab cinema is growing.

Gender Human Rights Literature & Translation Profiles

A Stateless Poet Finds Her Home and Identity in Literature

Aisha Elgayar | 09 Sep 2020

Mona Kareem, who will teach at Princeton University this fall, employs her poetic talent to highlight the issues of Kuwait’s Bedoon population.

Campus Security Gender Human Rights Policy Violence

Egyptian Universities Face Pressure to Better Protect Women From Harassment

Amr EL-Tohamy | 25 Aug 2020

A social media campaign revealed multiple incidents on one campus and drew attention to gaps in Egyptian law and university policies for dealing with harassment.

Arabic Gender Language Literature & Translation

Arab Women Writers Struggle to Get the Readers They Deserve

M. Lynx Qualey | 12 Aug 2020

Women who write in Arabic face a double problem: They’re translated less often than men, and when they are, their books are often wrongly characterized.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Literature & Translation Minorities Policy

Black Saudi Author Focuses on Neglected History of African Migration and Slavery

M. Lynx Qualey | 24 Jul 2020

Mahmoud Trawri dug into the thorny history of Black Africans and slavery in the Arabian Peninsula while writing Maymouna, published in 2001. The novel is still hard to find in Saudi Arabia.

Gender Human Rights Minorities Politics

African-Iraqis Also Need the Black Lives Matter Movement

Saad Salloum | 30 Jun 2020

As the global movement against racism grows, it’s time for the Arab world to look at similar racial discrimination in its midst.

Disability Gender Inequality Policy Schools Students

How Some Arab Children Are Shut Out of Classrooms

Jabeen Bhatti | 25 Jun 2020

A new report details the ways in which government policies and on-the-ground practices exclude some children—because of gender, disabilities, and many other reasons—from schools.




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