Regions and Countries Middle East and North Africa

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Not Without Us: Women’s Rights Activists from the Middle East and North Africa Call for Sustainable Development Centered on Human Rights

2018

This outcome document of the February 2018 Middle East and North Africa regional consultation of the Global South Women’s Forum on Sustainable Development is a 13-page PDF connecting women’s human rights with the Sustainable Development Goals in the MENA context.    

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Achieving Women’s Economic Rights in Sudan

2018

Niemat Kuku Mohamed of the Gender Studies Centre in Sudan shares that economic rights are key to achieving women’s human rights in Sudan. (Running time: 3:10.)

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(Sustainable) Development in an Occupied State: Thoughts from Palestine

2018

Mona Alkhalili of the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) in Palestine explains that the 2030 Agenda will not be truly transformative or succeed at leaving no one behind unless the unique situation of the people of Palestine is considered, especially Palestinian women. (Running time: 2:27.) Read more about this in Leaving No One Behind: […]

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Creating and Spreading Feminist Knowledge

2018

Roua Seghaier of Kohl: a Journal for Body and Gender Research based in Lebanon shares their work of challenging the borders between what is considered academic and non-academic knowledge. (Running time: 3:17).

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Understanding Sustainable Development in the Context of Iraq

2018

Eman Abdalrehman Hussuin of the Women Leadership Institute in Iraq reflects on challenges to achieving women’s human rights in Iraq and whether SDGs can be used as a tool to bring about progress. (Running time: 2:57.)

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Advocacy on Personal Status Law in Egypt

2018

Nada Hassan Nashat Abdelkawy Moussa of Center for Egyptian Women’s Legal Assistance (CEWLA) in Egypt shares their ongoing advocacy regarding personal status law in Egypt and how they maintain a balance between gains already made for women’s human rights and what remains to be done. (Running time: 3:13.)

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Not Without Us: Calling for Sustainable Development Centered on Human Rights

2018

Activists from Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Palestine, Sudan, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia convened for four days of collective learning on harmonising the sustainable development framework with the human rights framework with a specific focus on the context of the Middle East and North Africa region. The consultation aimed to enhance the capacity […]

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Leaving No One Behind: The Imperative of Inclusive Development in Palestine

July 2018

Report by the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW), the Non-Governmental Women Coalition for the Implementation of CEDAW in the Occupied State of Palestine, with support from IWRAW Asia Pacific (IWRAW AP). This 29-page PDF links CEDAW with the Sustainable Development Goals in the Palestinian context.

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The Status of CEDAW Implementation in ASEAN Countries and Selected Muslim Countries

2004

IWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series, No. 1. 36-page paper in PDF format, written by Shanthi Dairiam and based on research carried out by Rea Chiongson and Bandana Shrestha. Covering Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Maldives and Tunisia as well as ASEAN, the paper looks first at the reservations made by States parties upon CEDAW ratification or […]

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