Opinion

Commodifying women's rights

How corporations make money out of 'feel-good' feminism.

Catherine Rottenberg

by Catherine Rottenberg

Catherine Rottenberg

Opinion

How Israel is being absolved of Palestinian women's rights abuse

Since the Oslo Accords, systematic efforts have been made to depoliticise women's rights activism in Palestine.

Yara Hawari

by Yara Hawari

Yara Hawari

Opinion

Gulf women have come a long way

My generation saw Gulf women rising from ground zero to remarkably high levels of education, accomplishment and wealth.

Saadia Mufarreh

by Saadia Mufarreh

Saadia Mufarreh

International Women's Day

Pakistani women march for equality, gender justice

Thousands of women rally across several cities to demand more safety and better working conditions.

Pakistani women hold 'aurat march' for equality, gender justice

International Women's Day

International Women's Day explained

The world became a better place for women over the last century but full global gender equality is still a long way off.

International Women's Day explained

Women

'Muslim women are being yelled at for wearing a veil'

After her child was bullied, Noura Bendali is attempting to fight Islamophobia in Denmark by entering politics.

Noura Bendali: The Muslim Dane fighting against Islamophobia

Nigeria

Nigerian women brace for election upsets

Female candidates are hopeful women voters will show support in Saturday's local elections in Nigeria.

Nigerian women brace for election upsets

Women

The boarding school in Kenya that helps Maasai girls escape FGM

The Naning'oi Girls School and Rescue Centre in Kenya's Rift Valley is home to around 320 girls.

The boarding school in Kenya that helps Maasai girls escape FGM

Pakistan

Why women in Pakistan struggle to get 'divorced with dignity'

A British colonial-era law is being exploited by men attempting to force their spouses back into unhappy marriages.

Why women in Pakistan struggle to get 'divorced with dignity'

Special series

Seven must-watch documentaries on inspiring Middle Eastern women

From the roots of Arab feminism, to women sailors in the GCC, and passionate Iraqi travellers - seven must-watch docs.

Seven must-watch documentaries on inspiring Middle Eastern women

Health

'My identity went': Mental health issues torment trailing spouses

When women follow their husbands on an expatriate journey, they often experience loneliness and loss of self worth.

'My identity went': Mental health issues torment trailing spouses

Human Rights

Saudi Arabia using 'terror' laws to stifle dissent: UN experts

Kingdom's counterterrorism laws 'unacceptably wide and unacceptably vague' as rights activists imprisoned, UN says.

Saudi Arabia using 'terror' laws to stifle dissent: UN experts

Podcast

Where will the women of ISIL go?

Thousands of women and children lived under ISIL by force, by choice, or by birth. Now, many of them want to go home.

Where will the women of ISIL go?

Opinion

Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib show Muslim women don't need saving

The two US congresswomen are shattering all kinds of damaging stereotypes about Muslim women.

Sahar Aziz

by Sahar Aziz

Sahar Aziz

Afghanistan

'We will make the Taliban do yoga with us'

Fakhria Momtaz, who set up a yoga hub in 2016, explains why women's wellbeing is important in a war-torn nation.

Afghanistan's only yoga studio: A calm oasis for war-weary women