Can Women Speak Out in Lebanon?
The country’s social, legal and political systems are all built along patriarchal lines.
Libya: “Failure is Never the End – It is the Start of Success”
How one female entrepreneur defied conflict and insecurity.
Syria: Shame and Silence
The regime knew what it was doing when it added sexual violence to its arsenal of weapons.
Why Local Voices Matter
The real heroes are those on the ground, fighting to bring truth to light.
Egypt's Invisible Revolution
A profound social and cultural transformation continues, despite a sustained assault on political freedom.
Syria: The Burning Man
From reporting on war in Aleppo to protests in the streets of Paris.
Writing for Syria
“When I see the people I’m reporting on, I can't just give up in despair.”
How Regimes Exploited the Social Media Revolution
The informational ecosystem that enabled dissent is now being used to suppress it.
Iraqi Women Will Not Be Silenced
Wave after wave of protest has shown what freedom of expression really means.
Global Voices: Middle East & North Africa
Kenya: Women Bearing the Brunt of Climate Change
An ongoing drought has served to amplify historic gender inequalities in arid areas of the country.
Philippines: Single Mothers Continue to Fight Stigma
The notion of family is still strongly influenced by rigid norms in this conservative nation.
Ukraine: War Teens
The lives of hundreds of thousands of young people have been shaped by Russia’s confrontation with Ukraine.
Will We See a Sovereign Central Asia?
As Moscow’s grip falters the region is seeing intriguing moves towards collective agreement and integration.
“Justice is Costly, but Also Priceless.”
Head of Nobel peace prize winning NGO tells IWPR that Ukraine must win a “fundamental battle of values”.
Cuba’s LGTBI Community Demands Change
Although discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation is illegal, the reality is different.