A steady stream of so-called Islamic State (ISIS) "brides" and their children continue to arrive at the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)-controlled al-Hol Camp, a sprawling desert camp designed to house less than a sixth of their number.
On Monday, the Women Empowerment Conference was held in Baghdad, in coordination with international and Iraqi female figures. The conference seeks to encourage women to have bigger political roles in Iraqi politics.
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.
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.
In the predominately Christian city of Qaraqosh, where almost one third of the previous population returned after the liberation from the Islamic State. Women's House has been founded to assist and support displaced and vulnerable women
Sponsored by the Syrian Women's Council and UN Women, a workshop which seeks to set the priorities for women in Syria was recently held. The attendees stress the importance of re-establishing the high status of women in Syrian society post-ISIS.