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Two elderly women sit on a bench on Jaffa Street in downtown Jerusalem on October 26, 2020.

Israel ranked 60th in gender equality - World Economic Forum

Israel's largest gap was in the field of political empowerment where only 22.7% of the gender gap has been closed.

31/03/2021

Human Rights Watch calls on Qatar to dismantle male guardianship

Qatar's human rights record has been in the spotlight as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, especially over migrant workers' conditions for which Doha has launched labour reforms.

By REUTERS
29/03/2021

Voices from the Arab Press: No stronger character than the woman

A weekly selection of opinions and analyses from the Arab media around the world.

By MEDIA LINE
18/03/2021
Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and United Nations Gilad Erdan and US Ambassador to the UN

UN Ambassadors Erdan, Thomas-Greenfield join forces against domestic violence

Guest speaker Gal Gadot said at the event: "Alone, we’re strong – but together, we’re stronger.”

Tel Aviv launches app to increase women's safety in public spaces

SafeUp's "guardians" are now available 24/7 to assist any women in the city who feel unsafe via phone calls, video calls and location sharing.

Michal Krimolovsky, director of Woman2Woman, and Karen Hershkovtich, one of the founders

IDF intelligence unit alumni work to bring women back to hi-tech

"When it comes to the field of R&D, which is the spearhead of Israeli hi-tech, female representation is still low."

Yemeni women protest President Saleh's rule.

Yemeni women struggle during time of war

Women in Yemen already face many obstacles in their quest to gain education and jobs, and to participate in community life because of societal norms, customs and traditions.

By MOHAMMED AL-HASSANI , QASIM SEARS/THE MEDIA LINE
13/03/2021

Bahraini Rana Al Khalifa on women in politics: Confident, brave, patient

Dr. Shaikha Rana Al Khalifa speaks on her role at the Foreign Ministry, women’s rights and empowerment in Bahrain and the wider region, the Abraham Accords, and Bahrain’s approach to COVID-19.

By FELICE FRIEDSON/THE MEDIA LINE
11/03/2021
Former Israeli Supermodel Michaela Bercu helps pack boxes of food for the needy in Yeruham

Former Israeli supermodel, female mayor join together to help communities

Meeting made possible by Tribu, a mobile app that hopes to become the Uber of volunteerism

By MAYA MARGIT/THE MEDIA LINE
09/03/2021
Labor Party leader Merav Michaeli, the only female current Knesset party leader running in the upcom

Why is Int'l Women's Day important in Israel?

While it’s true that women are capable of achieving almost anything in Israel, it’s also true that they often don’t. Why? Is it because they simply don’t want to? Or are there other factors at play?

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