Topic: Sexism and violence against women

A woman wearing a mask protests in Iran against the death of Mahsa Amini (photo: Francisco Seco/AP Photo/picture-alliance/dpa)

Protests in Iran

Murderous repression by a desperate regime

Iranian women protest against compulsory headscarves (photo: picture-alliance/abaca/SalamPix)

Golineh Atai's unsung heroines

In Iran, freedom is female

Taliban officials break up a women's demonstration in Kabul (photo: Wakil Kohsar/AFP)

Afghanistan under the Taliban

Back to the past

Nora Al-Jarawi (also Noura, Noora), Yemeni political leader and media activist (photo: private via Twitter + logo of womensolidaritynetwork)

Yemen’s other war

Female politicians targeted on social media

People demonstrating in front of the Iranian embassy in Berlin (photo: Paul Zinken/picture-alliance/dpa)

Mahsa Amini's death

Iranians unite in rage and mourning

Spectacular light show at the Soundstorm Festival in Saudi Arabia (photo: Fayez Nureldine/AFP/Getty Images)

Sex life in Saudi Arabia

Lifting the veil

Still from "The Other Side of the River" (source: Antonia Kilian)

Documentary "The Other Side of the River

Women's liberation in a war zone

Salma al-Shehab talking to a Saudi journalist at the 2014 book fair in Riyadh (photo: Saudi State Television/AP Photo/picture-alliance)

Saudi Arabia

When a tweet gets you 34 years in prison

Street scene in Kabul, pick-up in the centre transporting Taliban fighters (photo: picture-alliance)

One year of Taliban rule

How life has changed for Afghans

Islamic scholar Annemarie Schimmel (photo: Jürgen Eis/Imago)

Women and Islamic studies

Annemarie Schimmel’s pioneering take on Islam

Mullah Baradah (centre) and other Taliban officials (photo: picture-alliance)

Afghanistan

One year on, Taliban torn over reforms

Jadd Hilal (photo: Lenos Verlag)

Jadd Hilal's debut novel

Women searching and yearning for home

The family of murdered student Naira Ashraf at the trial of alleged killer Mohamed Adel (photo: Khaled Desouki/AFP)

Femicide in Egypt

"If you say no, you'll be in trouble"

Saudi women walk past a mural painting showing King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tahliya street in the capital Riyadh on 5 December 2019 (photo: FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP)

Emancipation in the MENA region

The patriarchy is crumbling

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