Iraqi civil society groups held a meeting last week in an effort to better coordinate their actions to reduce human rights violations against women, especially in areas that were liberated from the Islamic State (IS).
The Tunisian Parliament has recently adopted a new law that criminalises racist speech, incitement to hatred and discrimination. Under new law offenders can be jailed for one month and fined 1,000 dinars for using racist language.
According to Syrians for Truth and Justice, a Syrian NGO, Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds are deprived of their Syrian citizenship due to the 1962 census. The group also estimates that over 46,000 Syrian Kurds remain stateless.
Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani announced that his ministry is planning on creating a museum which promotes religious tolerance. Many circles in Egypt stress the importance of accepting others as they are.
By joining the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Tunisia is trying to ship goods and services to the rest of Africa. The country, whose total exports stand at $14 billion, is attempting to export $4 billion by the end of 2020 to Africa alone.