From Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to the film "Girls of the Sun" at the Cannes Film Festival, 2018 has been a year of Kurdish women. The recently held Dahuk International Film Festival showcased Kurdish women's presence in the film industry.
Earlier this month the Egyptian Supreme Judiciary Council decided to promote 16 female judges. While women have been latecomers to the Egyptian judiciary, they have been inching toward key posts in waves.
The Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi, put forward a bill granting equal inheritance rights for women. The proposed bill would allow exceptions for families that want to continue applying the Sharia-aligned provisions for inheritance.
Established for single Egyptian mothers, the village of al-Samaha depends solely on agriculture to survive. Apart from the small clinic and school in the village of al-Samaha in Egypt, there are no other facilities.
Women throughout Iraq have paid a pivotal role in both actively fighting against ISIS militants and support those combatting the terrorist group. Of these women is Um Muayyad, a woman from Anbar who took up arms and supported the Iraqi Security Forces.
As the Lebanese government is being formed, Lebanese women launch a campaign to pressure winning parties and coalitions to have at least 30% of the ministries and cabinet position be held by women in the upcoming government.
As Egypt prepares to participate in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, more Egyptian women move to the soccer field, both as referees and fans. Two women have already been made referees in Egypt's Second Division.