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11 Dec

Women, Peace and Security: How does the Arab region measure up?

The first-ever Women, Peace and Security Index was released a few days ago. This is a major milestone in understanding the challenges and constraints faced by women worldwide. The index measures well-being – defined by three dimensions:

  1. Economic, social, and political inclusion
  2. Formal laws and informal discrimination in the justice sector
  3. Family, community, and societal security

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29 Nov

Three notable innovations in humanitarian aid

Marked by the first World Humanitarian Summit in May in Istanbul, 2016 was supposed to be the year to #ReShapeAid. The gathering failed to live up to its enormous hype, but the resulting Grand Bargain showed the direction of travel on a host of important humanitarian issues ranging from transparency to multi-year funding, from less earmarking and more localisation to greater collaboration between humanitarian and development actors.

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24 Nov

Social Excellence of Success

If you are seeking ways to build a business and leave your mark on society, social entrepreneurship can help you do both. Social entrepreneurship is the use of the techniques by start up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. This concept may be applied to a variety of organisations with different sizes, aims, and beliefs.

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17 Nov

The new Arab cosmopolitans

Despots are pushing the Arab world to become more secular
But they are consolidating their own power in the process

During Friday prayers the congregation of Muhammad Yousef, a young puritanical preacher in the Egyptian town of Mansoura, once spilled out into the alleys surrounding his mosque. Now Sheikh Muhammad counts it a good week if he fills half the place.

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13 Sep

The Arab world must get rid of the stagnation in its systems

Conflicts are generally disgraceful! However, conflicts that concern ideas should definitely be valued very highly. Ideas can only emerge, and eventually function, within a structure and an environment that allows their seeds to grow! This implies the existence of a dynamic network of well-educated and mature persons—‘professional society’ that is highly receptive and works on passing them on from one person to another until they are operating soundly.

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18 Aug

Ces femmes, figures emblématiques de la Palestine

Ces femmes, figures emblématiques de la Palestine

Si l’implication des femmes dans la résistance à l’occupation n’est pas nouvelle, il reste très rare que l’on parle des palestiniennes autrement que comme des victimes ou des martyres. Pourtant, malgré une société toujours très inégalitaire où les femmes sont souvent réduites à leur rôle de mère et d’épouses, les Palestiniennes sont plus que jamais engagées. Hors de question pour elles de rester à l’arrière-plan. Certaines sont même devenues des figures emblématiques du combat palestinien. Que l’on soit d’accord ou non avec leurs méthodes, elles restent la preuve que dans la résistance aussi les femmes peuvent faire changer les choses!

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