As Egypt's parliament works on amendments to ensure better representation of women in elected positions, the General Assembly of Egyptian Women is supporting women who want to hold local office, particularly in Upper Egypt and rural areas.
Iraqi women have started opening women-only cafes and restaurants where they can just avoid harassment. However, the women’s views are divided on whether these cafes are pockets of freedom from sexual harassment or the embodiment of segregation.
Women in the north of Syria were for years subject to the misogynist and totalitarian rule of ISIS. They are now breaking away from those chains and assuming a more significant role in the public sphere.
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.