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 Mar 2022
Online campaign against director of Women’s Studies Centre
Anti-feminism Conservatism Freedom from violence Highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Political Party Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Smearing campaign/Diffamation Enactment of violence (offline/online)
1 Aug 2021
Religious cleric calls women working in civil society “recruits of the UN and the West”
Religious Leaders and/or Institutions Spread of false information Hate-speech Religious-based discourse Anti-feminism Freedom from violence Freedom from discrimination Highest attainable standard of physical and mental health