Archive for February, 2011

In recent weeks, women have taken to the streets alongside men in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Libya and Yemen.  In Tahrir Square women stood on the frontline and refused to go home.  Elsewhere they have played a leading role in the protests, risking their lives to demand an end to corrupt leaders […]


In Iraqi Kurdistan more than two thirds of women have undergone female genital mutilation. IKWRO marks the international day of zero tolerance to FGM with an article on FGM in the Middle East.