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Women urged to put their stamp on Arab Spring

Women should voice demands about their rights during the popular uprisings sweeping the Arab world to avoid being short-changed by post-revolutionary governments, Iranian Nobel peace laureate Shirin Ebadi said.

November 3, 2011 5:38
 
Saudi Arabia elected to UN Women

Saudi Arabia elected to UN Women

In a country where women struggle for rights, it may seem strange to be part of the UN Women project. But Eman Al Nafjan says it’s a vital step forward.

November 11, 2010 2:30
 
Do we really need a ministry for women?

Do we really need a ministry for women?

New proposals in Saudi leave a bad taste in the mouth for our regular guest blogger, Eman Al Nafjan. It is, she says, yet another act of gender apartheid.

November 3, 2010 4:07