Women’s rights

Turkey mulls withdrawing from violence against women treaty

Turkey would be the first member state to withdraw from the Council of Europe's 2011 Istanbul Convention.

Al-Monitor Staff | Women’s rights | août 5, 2020
al-monitor A demonstrator wearing a protective face mask holds up a placard reading "Stand up against violence towards women" during a demonstration for a better implementation of the Istanbul Convention and Turkish Law 6284 for the protection of the family and prevention of violence against women, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Aug. 5, 2020. Photo by Photo by YASIN AKGUL/AFP via Getty Images.

Moroccan activist calls for revolution of ideas

While female entrepreneurship is steadily increasing in Morocco, cultural barriers stand in the way of women achieving their full economic potential.

Shahira Amin | Women’s rights | août 3, 2020

Yazidi activist Nadia Murad to appear on 'The Daily Show'

Murad's appearance on the popular US talk and news satire show could showcase her efforts to combat sexual violence and trafficking to a new and big audience.

Al-Monitor Staff | Women’s rights | juil. 30, 2020

Women journalists in northwest Syria brave daily dangers

Syrian female journalists are confronted with several problems and abuses, based on the sole fact that they are working women.

Hasan Arfeh | Women’s rights | juil. 24, 2020

Murder of Turkish woman sparks nationwide protests

The murder of a Turkish woman sparks protests across the nation as government officials consider withdrawing from a convention designed to combat violence against women.

Diego Cupolo | Women’s rights | juil. 21, 2020