On the Ground

Arab Spring Revolutions: Dreams and Prospects of Political and Social Change for LGBTIQ+ Community (Egypt and Sudan as a Model)

Revolutions are a series of events and processes The Arab Spring protests were a strong cry against injustice, marginalization, and political corruption. Despite the different local contexts in each country, these revolutions have intersected in many demands such as justice,...

Music in Egypt in the Last Decade: Hit and Run with the Authorities

I started my career in journalism seventeen years ago. In a series of unplanned incidents, I ended up covering musical activities and the contemporary music scene as my main focus.  In a pre-2011 world, there were quite a few regulations...

Lawyering for Change

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with...

Lawyering for Change: Q&A with Joumana Seif on Syria

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with...

Lawyering for Change: Q&A with Bonyan Jamal on Yemen

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with...

Libyan Women and Political Participation: Ten Years Since the Revolution

The Libyan revolution in 2011 and the subsequent violence that ensued expanded the vulnerabilities faced by women and girls during and post-conflict. Women's insecurity in Libya represents one of the main factors that challenges gender equality and the status quo,...

Lawyering for Change: Q&A with Karim Nammour on Lebanon

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with...

Lawyering for Change: Q&A with Ahmed Ezzat on Egypt

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, lawyers work to support those organizing on-the-ground; to mobilize the legal community; and to bring about systemic change. In Lawyering for Change, TIMEP’s Legal Unit conducts a series of interviews with...

4/22 Virtual Event: Ten Years On: The Future of Organizing in MENA

On April 22, 2021, the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP) hosted “Ten Years On: The Future of Organizing in MENA,” a timely virtual discussion with Inès Osman (MENA Rights Group), Isma'il Kushkush (Journalist), Mustafa Salim (The Washington Post),...

Egyptian Lawyers: A Story of Continued Resistance

It’s no secret that being a lawyer isn't a walk in the park—the stress, long hours, ever-changing laws, and serious responsibility makes it a hard choice. Today in Egypt, it's also a risky choice—one that in recent years has led...