Topic: Women in the Islamic World

Book discussions require intensive preparation, says Hoda Marmar, founder of the Beirut Bookoholics (source: Twitter; Hoda Marmar)

Profile: Hoda Marmar, administrator of Beirutʹs Bookoholics

Truly, madly, deeply into books

U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, Dwight Bush, Sr., the provincial governor, Younes Elbathaoui, the president of the Moroccan Jewish Community of Marrakech-Safi, Jacky Kadoch, and president of the High Atlas Foundation, Yossef Ben-Meir distribute fruit trees to farmers and schoolchildren in 2016 (photo: High Atlas Foundation)

The High Atlas Foundationʹs fruit tree nursery project

Muslim-Jewish goodwill blossoms in Morocco

Women's self-help project "Amal" in Marrakesh (photo: amalnonprofit.org)

Women's self-help project "Amal" in Morocco

The single mothers of Marrakesh

Thomas Ruttig, co-director of the "Afghanistan Analysts Network" (photo: dpa/picture-alliance)

Interview with Thomas Ruttig

Afghanistan's democracy in reverse gear

Egyptian young people demonstrating in Cairo (photo: dpa)

Egyptʹs generation gap

Not following in their parentsʹ footsteps!

French-Moroccan author Saphia Azzeddine (photo: Getty Images/F. Durand)

Book review: Saphia Azzeddineʹs "Bilqiss"

"Just being born a woman is a provocation"

Metal plaque of a souk named after Saida Manoubiya, Tunis (photo: Sami Mlouhi [CC BY-SA 4.0  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]; Wikimedia Commons)

Aicha 'Lella Saida' Manoubiya

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Tunisia's feminist icon

Former ifa CrossCulture Programme participant Svetlana campaigns against bride abduction in Kyrgyzstan (photo: private)

Fighting forced marriage in Kyrgyzstan

Bride abduction is not cool

Souad Abderrahim, a candidate of the Islamist Ennahda party celebrates after being elected mayor of the city of Tunis on 3 July 2018. She is the first Tunisian woman to hold the post (photo: REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi)

Tunisʹ first female mayor

Abderrahim runs the gauntlet for Tunisian women

Pakistani women voters queuing to cast votes in municipal elections, Karachi, 6 October 2005 (photo: AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

Parliamentary elections in Pakistan

Closing Pakistan's electoral gender gap

Sadaf Foroughi arrives on the red carpet at the Canadian Screen Awards in Toronto on 11 March 2018 (photo: picture alliance/empics)

Interview with award-winning Iranian film director Sadaf Foroughi

Ava, my adolescent self

Behnaz Jafari and Jafar Panahi in "Three Faces" (photo: Memento Films)

Film review: Jafar Panahi's "Three Faces"

Road movie against patriarchy

Lebanese film director Reem Saleh (photo: Martin Rodriguez Redondo/Goethe.de)

Interview with Lebanese director Reem Saleh

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One big family

Drawing showing torture of women in Syrian prisons (source: Senem Demirayak)

Syrian women in Assadʹs prisons

No end to Bashar's crimes against humanity

Frauenparade pakistanischer Soldatinnen in Islamabad; Foto: AFP

Women in the Saudi military

It's a tough call

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