#Middle East

  • Article: After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage
    Girls & Women

    After Changing Jordan's Rape Law, This Lawmaker Is Now Tackling Child Marriage

    Feb. 13, 2019|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Nearly 10,500 girls in Jordan were married before reaching their 18th birthdays in 2017. Read more

  • Article: All-Time Heat Records Set Across the World This Week
    Environment

    All-Time Heat Records Set Across the World This Week

    By Imogen Calderwood|July 6, 2018

    It’s sparking concern about a connection to global warming. Read more

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

    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: How Brave LGBTQ Arab Activists Are Challenging Stigma in Their Everyday Lives
    Citizenship

    How Brave LGBTQ Arab Activists Are Challenging Stigma in Their Everyday Lives

    By Chris Gelardi|April 19, 2018

    A new campaign seeks to portray queer Arabs as activists rather than victims. Read more

  • Article: Cervical Cancer Will Double Across the Middle East Without HPV Vaccines
    Health

    Cervical Cancer Will Double Across the Middle East Without HPV Vaccines

    March 22, 2018|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "Women's health issues are not a priority in the region on a political level.” Read more

  • Article: This Woman Opened a Gym So Women Can Defend Themselves. Now She's Trained Over 15,000
    Girls & Women

    This Woman Opened a Gym So Women Can Defend Themselves. Now She's Trained Over 15,000

    By Carlotta Mohamed|Oct. 24, 2017|CHIME FOR CHANGE

    In 2012, Lina Khalifeh opened the first women’s self-defense kickboxing studio in Jordan. Read more

  • Article: Children in Mosul Return to School After 3 Years Under ISIS Rule
    Education

    Children in Mosul Return to School After 3 Years Under ISIS Rule

    By Carlotta Mohamed|Oct. 10, 2017

    In damaged schools there is shortage of supplies, no running water and desks needed. Read more

  • Article: This Indian Nun Rescues Women From Sex Slavery
    Girls & Women

    This Indian Nun Rescues Women From Sex Slavery

    Aug. 10, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Now she is calling on the government to do their part in ending exploitation. Read more