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The Year of Egyptian Women - Achievements Report 2017

Sunday, August 19, 2018

The ‘Year of Egyptian Women’ has opened a historical window of opportunity for the advancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE) in Egypt. The launch of the National Women’s Empowerment Strategy (2017-2030) has firmed the political commitment towards realizing women’s political, economic and social rights as granted by the Constitution. The ambitious goals and targets do not only place women’s empowerment as a prerequisite for achieving gender... More

Who Provides? Who Cares? Changing Dynamics in Muslim Families

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Authors/editor(s): Musawah - a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family Musawah believes that a transformation of family relationships is necessary and possible from within Muslim tradition. We can shift our understanding of spousal and family relationships from one based on a hierarchical understanding of qiwamah – understood as men’s authority over women – to one based on equal partnerships within families, where both spouses share responsibilities and... More

Empowerment or Subjugation: An Analysis of ISIL's Gender Messaging

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

UN Women's report examines the use of gendered messaging by ISIL as a tool of governace and control. Based on a systematic reading of ISIL’s magazines in Arabic, English and French the report shows how the group strategically crafted its messages to women in different ways to persuade them to travel to its territory and to adhere to its moral code and governance model, which includes women’s strict obedience to their husbands. It also highlights how language to men - both in recruitment countries and fighting for ISIL, spoke to gendered issues of power and dominance. More

SDG report Factsheet Global Arabic

Monday, April 23, 2018

Global Factsheet based on the UN Women report on SDG... More

SDG report Factsheet Northern Africa Western Asia Arabic

Monday, April 23, 2018

Factsheet for Northern Africa and Western Asia based on the UN Women report on SDG.... More

SDG report Summary Gender Equality in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 2018 Arabic

Monday, April 23, 2018

Summary of key findings regarding gender equality in Agenda 2030 implementation..... More

Young women in peace and security: At the intersection of the YPS and WPS agendas

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Around the world, young women are working to prevent violent conflict, recover from crises, and build peaceful, tolerant communities, yet most peace and security interventions are blind to the needs and contributions of young women. This paper examines the diverse roles that young women play in these contexts and offers recommendations for ensuring their meaningful inclusion and participation in building and sustaining peace. More

4th Issue Brief: CEDAW and Muslim Family Laws

Friday, December 1, 2017

Musawah submits that full implementation of CEDAW is possible in Muslim-majority countries, as core principles and values of Islam and CEDAW – including equality, fairness, and justice – are fully compatible. Laws and practices in Muslim-majority countries and pertaining to Muslim-minority communities can and are being reformed to reflect these values. The reform of laws and practices for the benefit of society and the public interest has always been a part of Muslim legal tradition... More

3rd Issue Brief: 'Islam and the Question of Gender Equality

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

'Islam and the Question of Gender Equality is part of a series of knowledge briefs for women’s rights activists to provide advocacy arguments and convey key ideas and concepts related to Muslim legal traditions in a simple and appealing way. More

Estimating costs of marital violence in the Arab region: Operational Model

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

This study presents an economic model to estimate the cost of marital violence in the Arab region. This economic model measures the costs of intimate partner violence by estimating household costs associated with violence, community level costs of service provision, and costs related to women’s loss of productivity in the labour market. A useful first approximation is the monetary costs incurred by women, such as out-of-pocket expenditure to mitigate the consequences of violence. More

Status of Arab Women Report 2017 Violence against Women: What is At Stake?

Monday, October 9, 2017

The study focuses on intimate partner violence and particularly on its economic costs. It reviews evidence-based knowledge and provides in-depth understanding of the human rights and socioeconomic consequences of intimate partner violence in the Arab region. It examines the linkages between intimate partner violence and social, economic and health related factors. It highlights the importance of estimating the costs of intimate partner violence as an innovative approach and an advocacy tool... More

Estimating the Cost of the Economic Impact of Violence against Women in the Arab Region

Monday, October 2, 2017

UN Women; The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA); the Swedish Institute in Alexandria; and the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) have joined hands to launch the outcome of the first phase of a project on “Estimating the Cost of the Economic Impact of Violence against Women in the Arab Region”. The two-phased regional project aims to support Arab States in estimating the costs of... More

Understanding Masculinities: Results from the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) – Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The International Men and Gender Equality Survey – Middle East and North Africa (IMAGES MENA) is the first study of its kind in the MENA region to take a wide-angle, comparative lens to the lives of men – as sons and husbands and fathers, at home and at work, in public and private life – to better understand how they see their positions as men, and their attitudes and actions toward gender equality. More

Global Award for Women´s Empowerment

Monday, March 13, 2017

Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa has launched and led several initiatives to enhance the quality of life of Bahraini families with limited income or special needs in an effort to further ensure stability and social security. More

Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa

Monday, March 13, 2017

Born in the city of Muharraq in the palace of her paternal grandfather, the late Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa. She was brought up in the city of Riffa in the care of her maternal grandfather. More

Compilation of Resources

Monday, November 21, 2016

Compilation of Resources Over the past two decades, research and resources on women’s rights and Islam have proliferated from a variety of sources: academic circles, civil society organizations, governmental policy documents, intergovernmental agencies, etc. Yet the richness of the current stage of knowledge often remains unknown or inaccessible to those who seek to engage with advocacy and reform on topics related to these matters but are not familiar with Islamic studies and/or human rights standards. This document provides a pool of resources – including articles, book chapters, reports, videos, and international declarations and conventions – that are self-contained, accessible to non-specialists, and can be used in work related to women’s rights within Muslim family laws. More

Country Gender and Economic Profiles

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The report also describes how the determinants of low female labour force participation in the region have been discussed in scholarly literature, prepares economic and gender profiles of 17 Arab countries and puts forward a synthesis of policy recommendations for female-inclusive growth in the future. More

Women’s Financial Inclusion in Conflict and Post-Conflict Arab Countries Report

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This study seeks to generate a sound understanding of women’s financial inclusion, and more specifically in conflict and post-conflict situations in selected Arab States; it assesses prospects for and challenges to the achievement of women’s financial inclusion and documents good practices and lessons learned to inform UN Women’s future interventions in this area. More

The Business Case for Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Arab States Region

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

This report outlines how women’s economic empowerment can be used as a strategic tool to assist policy-makers and companies to reach their growth-related goals. More

MUSAWAH Vision for the Family English

Sunday, June 19, 2016

This advocacy document builds on the Musawah Framework for Action (2009) and Wanted: Equality and Justice in the Muslim Family (2009) report. It is based on academic and participatory research and was prepared in consultation with scholars, activists, lawyers, and women whose lives are affected by discriminatory family laws and practices. Ideas raised in this document are explored in more detail in the Musawah book Men in Charge? Rethinking Authority in Muslim Legal Tradition (Oneworld 2015) and Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: Male Authority in Muslim Contexts (2016), the final report from Musawah’s Global Life Stories Project. This knowledge brief was produced under the UN Women Men and Women for Gender Equality Programme, Arab States Regional Office, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). More

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