The Iraqi Government and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) have launched a national strategy to combat violence against women in an event in Baghdad. The strategy provides a framework on which policy makers will draw actions on preventing violence against women and girls.
New bill in Morocco imposes tougher penalties on various types of sexual violence and harassment against women, but critics say it falls short. The new law also redefines what constitutes sexual harassment, including signals of a sexual nature.
Alaa al-Khader is an 18-year old Syrian artist who was displaced from Aleppo to the city of al-Bab. Her art was recently displayed in an art exhibition held by the Qeeam Cultural Foundation, a foundation that was forcefully displaced from Homs in early 2017.