Women’s rights

IDF not in hurry to integrate women in elite combat units

Young Israeli women have petitioned the Supreme Court demanding to be tried-outed for joining elite combat units.

Ruth Sinai | Women’s rights | mai 27, 2020
al-monitor A female Israeli soldier from the Haraam artillery battalion takes part in a training session in Krav Maga, an Israeli self-defense technique, at a military base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, March 1, 2017. Photo by REUTERS/Nir Elias.

Palestinian woman leads fight against coronavirus, while others fall victim to domestic violence

Women are taking the lead in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak in the Palestinian territories, while at the same the virus has brought more violence and suffering to some women.

Ahmad Melhem | Women’s rights | mai 6, 2020

Iran unlikely to release women activists during pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak is adding to the plight of imprisoned women’s rights defenders in Iran.

Leila Alikarami | Women’s rights | avr. 24, 2020

Migrants in detention center go on hunger strike in fear of coronavirus

Migrants in a Tunis detention center went on a hunger strike to protest bad conditions that aren't improving amid the coronavirus outbreak despite calls by rights organizations that prisoners be released.

Elizia Volkmann | Women’s rights | avr. 17, 2020

Reports of child abuse in Turkey spike amid pandemic

A prominent children's rights activist told Al-Monitor that complaints of child abuse incidents have doubled since the closure of the schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Mehmet Cetingulec | Women’s rights | avr. 14, 2020