The New Arab Women’s Focus: International Women’s Day 2021

All around the world, the past year has hit women and girls disproportionately harder.

In the Middle East and the wider community of nations, the pandemic has made worse every aspect of gender inequality, from employment and pay equality to domestic violence, childcare and education, and from healthcare to equal access to justice.

But it’s not all bad news, as grim as the situation remains. Women have been at the forefront of protest movements and campaigns to reform personal status law that severely prejudice their natural rights.

Women, led by healthcare and frontline workers, have been at the forefront of the response to Covid-19 and other crises.

On International Women’s Day 2021, like IWD every year, The New Arab is publishing a series of articles highlighting the triumphs and struggles of women and movements for women and girls’ rights, with a focus on the MENA region. Read on below