The Transformative Politics and Memory of the Maspero Massacre

The Maspero Massacre has left an indelible mark on Copts, shaping their activism and identity in significant ways, both in Egypt and abroad, over the past ten years.

Wives of the Detainees and Disappeared: Women under Suspended...

Noura Ghazi speaks to four Syrian women based in Lebanon whose family members have been disappeared during the conflict.

Enforced Disappearance in Syria: In the Words of Family...

Around the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, I spoke with Kholoud Helmi, Hiba al-Hamed, and Ghufran Khulani—three young Syrian women whose lives have been completely changed after the disappearances of their loved ones by the Syrian regime and ISIS. Building upon the examples of the central role played by families of disappeared […]

Joint Submission: Egypt’s CEDAW Review

As Egypt’s record on women’s human rights and gender equality issues came under CEDAW review, the International Service for Human Rights (ISHR) and the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) compiled a joint submission that highlights a series of timely issues impacting women in Egypt, from law to practice.

The Maspero Massacre: Ten Years On

October 9 marks ten years since the Maspero Massacre. As a result of indiscriminate state violence and incitement, 28 Egyptians were killed and hundreds were injured. One decade later, accountability for the victims and survivors remains unrealized.

World Humanitarian Day: MENA in Focus

World Humanitarian Day is a day to remember humanitarian workers alleviating suffering around the world and to reflect on persisting and rising humanitarian needs. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) is one of the most impacted regions by violent conflict, drought, mismanagement of resources, and displacement.

TIMEP’s new Syria Unpacked project highlights and explores the significance of these concerns for the country’s future trajectory. The project is premised on the belief that understanding the impact of ongoing dynamics in Syria requires a comprehensive perspective on the interplay between political, human rights, security, economic, and legal challenges.