Author: Elham Manea

Anti-Houthi demonstration in Taiz, Yemen (photo: REUTER/ A. Mahyoub))

The crisis in Yemen

History can help us to understand

People take part in a protest organised by Amnesty International for the immediate release of the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, in front of the Saudi Embassy in The Hague, 15 January 2015 (photo: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images)

On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and non-violent Islamism

"We are all in this together, like it or not"

Raif Badawi (photo: Facebook)

The Saudi blogger Raif Badawi


600 lashes for expressing opinions

Dr. Elham Manea (photo: private copyright)

Women in Saudi Arabia


Caught in a System of Gender Apartheid

Protesters, opposing Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, take part in a protest demanding Mursi to resign at Tahrir Square in Cairo July 1, 2013 (photo: Reuters)

Egypt in Crisis

"We Deserve Better Than This"

Women deonstrating for women's rights (photo: DW)

Introducing Sharia in Western Legal Systems


When States Legally Sanction Discrimination