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Dear Readers,

Kindly find below the latest issue of the Middle East & North Africa Gender and Development e-Brief (No 118)  Please note that the MENA Gender and Development e-Brief is posted on line on the following URLM:http://crtda.org.lb/webfm_send/449

 

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The Middle East &North Africa “Gender and Development E-Brief” Issue #118 March 2012

 

NEWS & ARTICLES

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GENDER ACTIVISM BLC launches program to fund ventures owned by women

Hundreds of women call for Islamic governance

Women’s Rights Must Be Integrated in Post-Revolution Egypt

Beirut March stresses need to protect women from domestic violence

Syrian women on the frontlines, determined not to be sidelined

Topless protest of domestic violence in Turkey

Women’s groups angry over Alphabet Day date

GENDER & HUMAN RIGHTS Egypt Court Acquits Army Doctor Accused of Virginity Tests

Lebanon 79th in terms of women’s opportunity

MENA: ‘The Uprisings will be Gendered’

How not to study gender in the Middle East

Role of women in politics is crucial

Women call for greater equality on rights day

Women struggle to reach new heights in Lebanon

Challenges for Women’s Political Leadership in Iraq

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE Saudi police break up protest at women’s campus

Stoning & the Iran Penal Code – Analysis & Cautions

Women in the ISF are not allowed to wear the hijab

Lebanon: Stop Abuse of Domestic Workers

‘Tussle over gender violence law’ in Lebanon:

Kuwait a Male Dominated Society with Challenges for Women in Politics

Suicide of Girl Forced to Marry Rapist Spurs Outrage In Morocco

Syria Conflict – Pain & Anguish of Women & Girls

CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS Lebanese Foreign Affairs Minister says more time needed for women to pass citizenship to children

 

RESOURCES & CALLS

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ANNOUNCEMENTS and EVENTS Middle East Women Photographers Exhibit

Hariri, Wafa Sleiman speak out on Mother’s Day

International Conference on “The Implementation of the Family Code and the Issue of

Underage Girls’ Marriage” In Fès, Morocco –  5-6 May 2012

BOOKS and REPORTS Mapping Stoning in Muslim Contexts

Gender Equity Index 2012 – Gender Gap – Inequalities

Women & The Arab Spring: Taking Their Place?

 

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