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