Find more about the latest contestations of gender equality in nine countries of the MENA Region below.
25 Jun 2022
Lebanon's Interior Minister issues a memo urging security forces to crack-down on "queer events".
Anti-gender Political homophobia Freedom from discrimination Freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion Heads of State/Government Officials Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Other act of discrimination
30 Sep 2021
Turkey against amendment of Council of Europe’s resolution seeking to guarantee respect for women and LGBTQI rights in Afghanistan
State Institutions/Bodies Block/Veto Anti-feminism Anti-gender Highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Freedom from violence Freedom from discrimination
28 Sep 2021
Denouncing imam’s homophobic comments could land lawyers in jail
Judiciary Judicial harassment (incl. Arbitrary Arrests, Bans, and Detentions) Illiberalism Political homophobia Religious-based discourse Freedom of expression, thought, conscience and religion Sexual and reproductive health and rights Freedom from discrimination