Women gather outside Cairo’s
State Council court to protest
against virginity tests.Amr Abdallah Dalsh / Reuters

Blue bras and mettle: Egypt's women stand their ground

Libby Powell reflects on last year's International Womens Day when women took to the streets of Egypt to fight for their rights.

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NI 450 - Time for a fair economy - March, 2012
Interview with Parvin Ardalan Jenny Cleveson

Interview with Parvin Ardalan

Interview with Parvin Ardalan who is at the heart of the struggle for women's rights in Iran.

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NI 440 - Up in arms - March, 2011
Left: 1920s Iraqi trans singer Masoud al Amaratly. Right: When Ali’s friend sent him this photo of them at a Baghdad disco in the late 1980s, he scratched out Ali’s face to protect him.

From the edge

A gay Iraqi, a Jewish Iranian and a Saudi feminist tell their stories

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NI 426 - Islam in power - October, 2009

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