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Arab Researchers Face Challenges in Studying Sexual Orientation

Benjamin Plackett | 07 Aug 2019

An Arab reluctance to discuss sexual orientation and sexuality makes it difficult to study related topics in the Middle East, researchers say. But they’re optimistic about the future as attitudes change.

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Palestinian Universities Say Israeli Restrictions Force Foreign Professors Out

Tarek Abd El-Galil | 01 Aug 2019

International academics face increasing difficulties in getting visas to work at Palestinian universities. Some see a campaign to harm Palestinian education behind the apparently arbitrary decisions.

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A Tunisian Scientist Invents Navigation Aid for the Blind

Khaoula Sliti | 15 Jul 2019

Tunisian students with disabilities have a great deal of difficulty attending university, a situation similar to many Arab countries. But a Tunisian researcher may eventually help the visually impaired.

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Sudan’s Power-Sharing Deal Could Exclude Those Who Made It Possible

David Wheeler | 09 Jul 2019

The women and young people who organized seven months of protests that resulted in last week’s power-sharing agreement wonder if their voices will continue to be heard.

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Finding the Words: Arab Writers on Queer and Feminist Expression

Olivia Cuthbert | 05 Jul 2019

At a London literary event, an array of Arab authors discuss the hurdles that cultures, publishers, and even the Arabic language itself can present.

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Palestinian Law Students Get Practical Experience in Human Rights Work

Sarah Mills | 24 Jun 2019

An independent clinic at Al-Quds University trains students in documenting human rights violations and conducts advocacy campaigns to raise awareness.

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Mona Jebril, a Palestinian, Looks at ‘Hidden Injuries’ That Limit Education

Edward Fox | 07 May 2019

A scholar who left Gaza to study in the United Kingdom writes and speaks about improving education in her homeland, and the restrictions on it.

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Few Refugees in Jordan and Lebanon Get Into Secondary Education

David Wheeler | 02 Apr 2019

The middle years of education are the key obstacle for Syrian and Palestinian youth in Jordan and Lebanon, with the majority of them never making it to graduation or university, a new report says.

Gender Human Rights Inequality Politics

Women’s Advocates Go on Trial in Saudi Arabia

Ursula Lindsey | 15 Mar 2019

Many of the most prominent Saudi women’s rights activists went on trial this week in a closed trial in Riyadh.

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Court Rules to Close Moroccan Cultural Organization, Causing Alarm

Ursula Lindsey | 28 Feb 2019

A judge ordered the organization Racines to dissolve. Advocacy groups protest the ruling as a chilling attack on freedom of expression.




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