Kuwait: Women in region are facing legal forms of discrimination

KUWAIT CITY, March 24: The Womena��s Cultural and Social Society, in coordination with the Freedom House, organized the Second Gulf Regional Forum on Womena��s Rights and Family Law in honor of the International Womena��s Day on Tuesday. The event was held under the patronage of Faisal Mohammad Al-Hajji Bukhadhour, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs. Several prominent personalities spoke on womena��s current status in the region. Continue reading

Jordan: mobile unit for women’s rights culture

by Luciana Borsatti) (ANSAmed) – ROME –

Training courses for judges and lawyers, direct information campaigns targeting women, and even mobile units travelling from town to town to encourage victims of domestic violence to report their situation, will all be part of a project, in which Italian NGO, the Italian Consortium of Solidarity (ICS) will participate in Jordan. The project has just obtained financing from the European Institute of Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), along with another 9 local NGOs. Continue reading

Baroud joins calls by women’s rights activists to amend nationality law

Interior minister shows support for new UNDP project
By Dalila Mahdawi /A� dailystar.com.lb
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BEIRUT: Arab women’s rights activists and Lebanese parliamentarians on Tuesday breathed new life into a campaign seeking to amend the country’s nationality law. Interior Minister Ziyad Baroud joined a throng of international ambassadors in welcoming the United Nations Development Program’s new project, “Toward reforming the nationality law in Lebanon.” According to project manager Nayla Masri, the venture hoped to complement the considerable efforts already made by non-governmental organizations to formulate a just nationality law for Lebanese women with non-Lebanese spouses. Continue reading

Call for more protection for human rights activists

Loveday Morris, Correspondent thenational.ae

More needs to be done to protect those who champion human rights in the Middle East and North Africa where they often face imprisonment and persecution, a leading international human rights group says in a report released today.
Even though progress has been made in some countries in the region, campaigners are still unsafe, with those pushing for political and civil rights particularly at risk, Amnesty International said in the 94-page report, entitled Challenging Repression: Human Rights Defenders in the Middle East and North Africa.

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a�?Tunisian women ready to contribute to the pluralist processa�?, says President Ben Ali

On the occasion of the observance by Tunisia of the International Womena��s Day, President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali sent the following message to Mrs Aziza Htira, the chairwoman of the National Union of Tunisian Women (UNFT)

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Maroc: Les progrA?s de la consA�cration de l’A�galitA�

Les progrA?s accomplis par le Maroc en matiA?re de promotion de la condition de la femme contribueront, A� n’en pas douter, A� la consA�cration de la culture de l’A�galitA� et A� l’encouragement d’un plus large l’accA?s des femmes aux postes de responsabilitA� et de dA�cision, a affirmA� Mme Nouzha Skalli, ministre du DA�veloppement social, de la Famille et de la SolidaritA�. Continue reading