A Facebook group called Egypt’s Queens: Imprisoned has been keeping an online list of women detained by Egyptian security forces since the July 2013 military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. The group says more than 2,500 peaceful protestors, men and women, have been killed and at least 15,000 political opponents have been detained, persecuted and tortured since […]
Emna Mansour, chairwoman of Tunisia’s Democratic Movement of Building and Reforms, announced Feb. 24 that she will be running for presidency, Tunisie Numerique (French) reported. In an interview given to the radio station Mosaique FM, Mansour criticized the lack of women in top positions. « Women are still marginalized, » she said, adding that she is working […]
Muslim women around the world celebrated the hijab on Feb. 1. Muslim and non-Muslim women were invited to wear the headscarf and live the experience for one day. In New York, several events took place at the occasion of what has been named World Hijab Day.
In this video, Rukiya, a Syrian woman, who lived through the horrors of Homs describes her work washing the corpses of women. We met her late last year in Mafraq, Jordan, where she has taken refuge. It’s the last video of a three-part series. Source: Women’s eNews
The Geneva II Peace talks are about to kick off on Jan. 22 in Switzerland with the hope to strike a deal between the current regime of Bachar al Assad and the now-divided Syrian opposition. The Syrian women ask for their voice to be heard at the international gathering. Syrian women have paid […]