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Palestinian women's killings spark outcry over lax laws - Los Angeles Times

Palestinian women's killings spark outcry over lax laws - Los Angeles Times | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Los Angeles TimesPalestinian women's killings spark outcry over lax lawsLos Angeles TimesSeveral female activists marched Thursday through the streets of Bethlehem in the West Bank demanding justice for women in this patriarchal and traditional...
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Broad Recognition » Rula Quawas, Arab feminist and intellectual, discusses institutionalized sexism at the University of Jordan, by Elizabeth Donger

Broad Recognition » Rula Quawas, Arab feminist and intellectual, discusses institutionalized sexism at the University of Jordan, by Elizabeth Donger | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it

A Feminist MagaDrzine at Yale

 

Interview with Dr. Rula Quawas

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GoT Withdrawal? Watch 'Legend of Korra' - Daily Beast

GoT Withdrawal? Watch 'Legend of Korra' - Daily Beast | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
GoT Withdrawal? Watch 'Legend of Korra' Daily Beast Yet in terms of daughters spurned and motivated by patriarchy hating them, absent-mother complexes, thorny fraternal relationships and questionable moral codes, Azula is the fire-summoning sibling...
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GIRL SUMMIT 2014

GIRL SUMMIT 2014 | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
I’m calling for an end to two of the biggest challenges facing girls around the world:
female genital mutilation and child & forced marriage.
Join me!
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Education.  Freedom of fear and oppression..

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In Iran, a battle over control of media and culture is heating up - Washington Post

In Iran, a battle over control of media and culture is heating up - Washington Post | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Washington Post In Iran, a battle over control of media and culture is heating up Washington Post TEHRAN — A long-smoldering battle over government control of media and culture in Iran is heating up, as opposing political forces fight over where...
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Important read.

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Announcing Our New Women's Safety Challenge

Announcing Our New Women's Safety Challenge | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
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Ideo.com 

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Closing the Gender Gap:

Closing the Gender Gap: | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai. It also releases research reports such as the Competitiveness Reports and Risk Reports and engages with its members in sector-specific initiatives.
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The Real Arab Spring Is About Women and Economic Development

The Real Arab Spring Is About Women and Economic Development | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Despite much improvement in women's status over the last few decades, women still own only 1 percent of the world's wealth, earn only a 10 percent share of global income, and occupy just 14 percent of leadership positions in the private and public...
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Arab spring update

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Class, power and the state in the Arab Spring

Class, power and the state in the Arab Spring | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
RT @RoniMargulies: "Class, power and the state in the Arab Spring" - http://t.co/viZDyFLT20
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Syria: Extremists Restricting Women’s Rights | Human Rights Watch

Syria: Extremists Restricting Women’s Rights | Human Rights Watch | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
(New York) – Certain extremist armed opposition groups are imposing strict and discriminatory rules on women and girls that have no basis in Syrian law, Human Rights Watch said today.
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THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: ARAB SPRING COMES TO JORDAN?

THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: ARAB SPRING COMES TO JORDAN? | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
According to the American Thinker, it looks like the so-called Arab spring may be turning up in Jordan, as the Hashemite dynasty grows weaker. Indeed, it's quite possible they too will not be able to hold out against a Muslim ...
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GCC: The Arab Spring spoilers - Aljazeera.com

GCC: The Arab Spring spoilers - Aljazeera.com | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
GCC: The Arab Spring spoilers
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It is difficult to talk about the position of the Arab Gulf states towards the Arab Spring, without first addressing the phenomenon of Arab uprisings.
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The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East - Wall Street Journal

The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East - Wall Street Journal | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Wall Street Journal The Failed Grand Strategy in the Middle East Wall Street Journal But beyond these problems, the failure to intervene early in Syria (when "leading from behind" might well have worked) has handed important victories to both the...
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Whither the Arab Spring? - The Atlantic

Whither the Arab Spring? - The Atlantic | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Whither the Arab Spring? The Atlantic "Societies in the Arab world that have experienced the Arab Spring have moved so far towards asserting their demands for a freer society, for greater accountability, that it is very difficult to see that being...
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5 Signs the US Is Failing to Protect Women's Rights in the Workplace - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

5 Signs the US Is Failing to Protect Women's Rights in the Workplace - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies 5 Signs the US Is Failing to Protect Women's Rights in the Workplace Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies The Prime Minister of Morocco recently compared women to “lanterns” or “chandeliers,”...
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Is there a feminist spring? - New Internationalist

Is there a feminist spring? - New Internationalist | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
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Is there a feminist spring?
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The percentage of women affected ranges from 23 per cent in high-income countries and hovers around 36 per cent in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
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Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift

Power Struggles in Middle East Exploit Islam’s Ancient Sectarian Rift | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Bahrain, the first place where Arab Spring protests degenerated into Sunni-Shiite feuds, now appears to have been a signal of what was to come in the Middle East.
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When despots fall, old rivalries surface. 

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Corporate Social Responsibility’s New Role in the Middle East

Corporate Social Responsibility’s New Role in the Middle East | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
An urgent need for job growth is spurring an innovative trend in CSR and high-minded commercial initiatives.
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St. Catherine’s Paula King Is Challenging Assumptions | ROLE MODELS

St. Catherine’s Paula King Is Challenging Assumptions | ROLE MODELS | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Dr. Paula King, founding dean of the School of Business and Leadership at St. Catherine University, says the conversation around women in the workplace needs to be reframed: “It is not what do women need to do be more ready, but what bold moves or changes do corporations need to modify and accommodate human beings.”
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Part of the Global Convening. 

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Why Do They Hate Us?

Why Do They Hate Us? | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
The real war on women is in the Middle East.
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Significant Moments for Women's Rights in 2013 - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Significant Moments for Women's Rights in 2013 - Thomson Reuters Foundation | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Significant Moments for Women's Rights in 2013 Thomson Reuters Foundation From progressive laws and resolutions being passed to conservative backlash, regressive laws, violence and conflict, 2013 was another year of progress and setbacks for...
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In Cairo Streets, a Fight for the Arab Future

In Cairo Streets, a Fight for the Arab Future | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Whether protest or crackdown prevails in Egypt, a region trapped in stagnation seems permanently altered.
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Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights ...

Muslim Women: Movers and Shakers Fight for Women's Rights ... | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
They fight vociferously for Muslim women in multiple spheres including education, employment and empowerment — the mantra of our non-profit, Invest in Muslim Women. Islamic scriptures often support women's rights — but ...
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Change the system not the women

Change the system not the women | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
"For a woman to get half as much credit as a man she has to work twice as hard and be twice as smart. Fortunately this isn't difficult." We'll have all heard that saying, and probably most women ha...
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Debate Asks Whether Arab Spring is 'Finished' - Tunisia Live

Debate Asks Whether Arab Spring is 'Finished' - Tunisia Live | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
Debate Asks Whether Arab Spring is 'Finished'
Tunisia Live
Arguing against the motion was blogger and human rights activist Tarek Cheniti, who made the case that the goals of the Arab Spring remained as relevant as ever.
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I am refocusing on this topic.  Dr. Rula Quawas from Jordan rekindled my focus.

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Developing Women Leaders: Five Essentials

Developing Women Leaders: Five Essentials | Women in the Middle East | Scoop.it
We need to make sure we are investing time and energy to developing future generations of women for leadership.
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