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Fostering Democracy in the New Middle East: Bet on the Region’s Women and Girls

September 25th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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The massive wave of social and political protests of the “Arab Spring” shook up the status quo in the Middle East, making the voice of the women in the region heard with unprecedented power. Yet, in the post-revolutionary phase, this initial rise in the status and influence of women has been reversed.

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Hey, America: I’m a Muslim, let’s talk

September 17th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

I have developed an overwhelming urge to tell everyone I meet I’m a Muslim. As a Muslim woman who doesn’t wear a headscarf, I’m often mistaken for a Latina and other ethnicities that my features match. But as anti-Muslim sentiment has risen across the United States, so has my urge to say: “Hey America: I’m a Muslim. Let’s talk.”

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Hey, America: I’m a Muslim, let’s talk

September 17th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

I have developed an overwhelming urge to tell everyone I meet I’m a Muslim. As a Muslim woman who doesn’t wear a headscarf, I’m often mistaken for a Latina and other ethnicities that my features match. But as anti-Muslim sentiment has risen across the United States, so has my urge to say: “Hey America: I’m a Muslim. Let’s talk.”

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Marlyn Tadros

Executive Director, Virtual Activism

August 4th, 2010, Activist/Humanitarian, Arabic, Boston, Civil Society, Development, English, Law and Human Rights, Non-Governmental, North Africa and Middle East, North America, USA, Women's Rights

Marlyn Trados

Dr. Marlyn Tadros teaches Computer and Internet Technologies at the Arts Institute of New England in Boston. She is a specialist on human rights in the Middle East, with a particular focus on the role that technology can play in promoting human rights.

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Ruthie Ackerman

Senior Fellow, World Policy Institute

July 14th, 2010, English, Journalist/Commentator, Media, New York, Non-Governmental, North America, Spanish, Subsaharan Africa, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights, Youth Issues

Ruthie Ackerman

Ruthie Ackerman is an award-winning journalist focusing on Africa, women and politics. She has special expertise on refugee issues, post-conflict environments, and security, and is a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute. She is the founder of the non-profit organization Ceasefire Liberia.

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Treat us not like kids

February 9th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Malaysians are tired of ideologues and demagogues who turn every difference of opinion into a threat to the survival of race and religion.

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