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.
A social enterprise of 50 Syrian mothers displaced by war is ready to achieve financial stability with their online launch of handmade products. The women were able to launch their project in coordination with Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) a grassroots NGO in Istanbul.
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.
Local media in Syria has been increasingly highlighting the significant role of women in reviving the community. While this has opened up many opportunities for women to work in both media and in other sectors, the true perception of women's role in society is still falling short.