Commentary

Q&A with Ikram Ben Said: Women in Tunisia

In this Q&A on the challenges facing women in Tunisia in light of the political developments on the ground, TIMEP interviews Ikram Ben Said, a feminist activist and founder of Aswat Nissa (Voices of Women).

Q&A with Malaz Emad: Women in Sudan’s Transition and...

As the world marks International Women’s Day, TIMEP speaks to women advocates across the MENA region on the ways in which they are challenging the roots of gender inequality. In this Q&A on the challenges and issues facing women in Sudan, and the way forward amid the country’s critical transition, TIMEP interviews Sudanese feminist Malaz Emad.

Cyber Violence and Women in Egypt

While increasing access to the internet aims to pave the way for a more equitable and inclusive world, the weaponization of the internet and other technologies against women has grown commonplace. The internet and social media together have become a new frontline for violence against women and girls, and this phenomenon has increased exponentially during COVID-19 and related lockdowns. More and more, texting, email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and just about any other internet, social media, and messaging platform are being used to perpetrate violence against women.

Explainers

Egypt’s Religious Minorities: The Legal Framework

This brief delves into some of the primary issues affecting and implicating the country’s religious minorities, who are primarily Coptic Christian, but also include members of other Christian denominations, Jews, Shi‘a Muslims, Ahmadis, Quranists, Baha’is, and atheists. 

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.

Projects

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.