#MENA

  • Article: Saudi Authorities Arrest Women's Rights Activists Ahead of Lifting Driving Ban

    Saudi Authorities Arrest Women's Rights Activists Ahead of Lifting Driving Ban

    By Chris Gelardi|May 21, 2018

    The crackdown has highlighted concerns about the legitimacy of the kingdom's reform efforts. Read more

  • Article: Morocco Is Debating Anti-Harassment Laws, Here’s Why That Might Not Be Enough

    Morocco Is Debating Anti-Harassment Laws, Here’s Why That Might Not Be Enough

    By Daniele Selby|CHIME FOR CHANGE|Nov. 6, 2017

    Passing the laws is just step one. Changing attitudes to enforce them might be the bigger battle. Read more

  • Article: Women in the Middle East Are More Educated Than Ever Before — But Still Held Back by Discriminatory Laws

    Women in the Middle East Are More Educated Than Ever Before — But Still Held Back by Discriminatory Laws

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|Oct. 13, 2017

    Discriminatory laws aren't just unfair to women, they're unprofitable to entire regions. Read more

  • Article: ISIS turns messaging apps into sex slave marketplace

    ISIS turns messaging apps into sex slave marketplace

    By Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer|July 6, 2016

    When technology becomes part of the problem. Read more

  • Article: UAE installs solar powered trash cans that provide free WiFi

    UAE installs solar powered trash cans that provide free WiFi

    By Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer|June 29, 2016

    New trash cans will collect more garbage, reduce the number of collections and provide internet. Read more

  • Article: Former ISIS sex slave calls on US Congress for justice

    Former ISIS sex slave calls on US Congress for justice

    By Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer|CHIME FOR CHANGE|June 22, 2016

    “Please bring your powers to help, to heal, to solve...share our tears. Our crisis is your crisis." Read more

  • Article: GOOD NEWS: New funding means food assistance to Syrians can be fully reinstated

    GOOD NEWS: New funding means food assistance to Syrians can be fully reinstated

    By Yosola Olorunshola|March 1, 2016

    Thanks to unprecedented donor support, UN aid agency steps up food assistance to Syria. Read more

  • Article: Syria government and opposition agree to US-Russia ceasefire, open door to humanitarian aid

    Syria government and opposition agree to US-Russia ceasefire, open door to humanitarian aid

    By Brandon Blackburn-Dwyer|Feb. 23, 2016

    A huge political break through that could open the door to humanitarian aid for thousands. Read more