Libya: Discriminatory Restriction on Women

On February 23, Abdelrazeq al-Nadhouri, chief of staff of the forces known as the Libyan National Army (LNA) and the military governor of the region that extends from Derna to Ben Jawwad, repealed his order requiring women who wish to travel abroad  to be accompanied by a male guardian and replaced it with a new order imposing travel restrictions on […]

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Three Important Lessons Behind the Recent News Emerging from Afghanistan

By Heather Barr Fifteen years ago, then-U.S. first lady Laura Bush guest-hosted the president’s weekly radio address to talk about Afghanistan. “Because of our recent military gains in much of Afghanistan, women are no longer imprisoned in their homes,” she told Americans, still reeling from the 9/11 attacks. “The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and […]

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Nigeria’s President Buhari Owes an Apology

Kenya’s Lands Minister and principal secretary in the Lands and Physical Planning Ministry welcome a group of women on October 13, 2016 who will climb Mount Kilimanjaro on October 14 as part of a campaign for land rights in Nairobi, Kenya. © 2016 Reuters As the issue of sexual harassment takes center stage in the US presidential election, many Africans […]

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