Results for Category: Family Law and Minorities

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An Analysis of UNSC Resolution 1325

Despite the the value of the resolution for bringing the women’s rights issue to the fore, including and especially in connection with decision-making for war and peace, I have a problem with Resolution 1325.

The Pandemic in the MENA Region, a Hardship But Also an Opportunity for Women

The outbreak of the pandemic has revealed the internal fractures of society, but also put women on the front lines while they lost in autonomy, safety and economical independence.

In Iran, Violence Against Women Becomes a Public Matter

Although flawed and incomplete, the draft bill aiming at better protecting women against domestic and other forms of violence shows the new commitment of the Iranian government to act on social demands.

Social Cruelty… Between Customs and Laws!

Social custom is the main reason for the current social cruelty and it is also the reason of law’s inability to deal with terrible crimes in Arab societies.

In Lebanon, COVID-19 and LGBTQ: Struggle Magnified

Besides the risk of homelessness, or the risk of domestic violence, many LGBTIQ+ individuals with a low socio-economic status were struggling to secure their basic needs.

In Tunisia, New Generation of Women’s Initiatives Reshaping Feminism

Feminism in the 21st century has morphed into a multifaceted battle. Tunisian LGBTQ+ activists are engaged in a threefold struggle: against the patriarchy, the dominant ‘Western model’ and ‘constructed identities’. They are undeniably more visible than ever.

In Morocco, Proposed Reforms Intensify Debate to Repeal ‘Bedroom Laws’

Among the recommendations is the decriminalization of sex outside of marriage, which civil society has demanded for some time.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged the Moroccan parliament to adopt the proposals to enshrine individual freedoms.

In Jordan, Policing of Women Places Power with Male Guardians

The Jordanian government should urgently address these shameful violations that national women’s organizations have been battling for decades,” said Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s regional director for the Middle East and North Africa, “starting with the zealous use of detention powers by provincial governors, and the discriminatory male guardianship system that allows adult women to be arrested for leaving home without permission.