For each woman that is imprisoned, another will take her place and swell the ranks of the women’s movement. -Shrine Ebadi, Iranian Noble Peace Prize winner, 2004. The stories of sweeping reform across the Middle East has captured the attention of many of us. In this week’s Weekly Rights Podcast, Minky Worden, Director of Global […]
by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix In 1982, when she was just 17 years old, Houda al-Habash opened the doors to her Qur’an school for women and girls at the Al-Zahra Mosque in Damascus, Syria. Houda is representative of a pioneering generation of women in the Middle East who have begun to study Islam within […]
In the interview, Maya discusses developments in Lebanon as they related to the uprising in Syria. She also discusses Lebanese politics more generally as well the workings of gender politics in the Middle East.
‘We live in fear of a massacre’; The only British newspaper journalists inside the besieged Syrian enclave of Baba Amr reports on the terrible cost of the uprising against president Assad; Loyalties of ‘desert rose’ tested
(Originally published at Egypt Reports.net) Renowned Syrian human rights lawyer Haitham al-Maleh recently visited Cairo as part of a tour of the Middle East and Europe to meet with human rights groups and NGOs and to call on governments to condemn the Assad regime. Maleh, 81, has spent most of his life fighting against government […]