Women in Tunisia are on the forefront of the country's civil society and activism. Women-led initiatives are now campaigning on behalf of a number of different issues, including gender equality and national security.
Jordanian civil society organisations (CSOs) gather in Amman, to share success stories that they have achieved through their participation in the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Programme. The CSOs launched "Partnering for Change" a networking platform for civil society organisations.
Youth in Tunis have set up initiatives which will help citizens reduce pollution and increase health benefits through cycling. The youth have worked in cooperation with an organisation for the blind to allow blind people to experience safe cycling in the city.
The Al Bu Nahid village in the Iraqi province of Diwaniya has created a green, clean-living, pro-gender equality setting, free from religious and political sectarianism. The initiative was launched by Kadim Hasoon, a local engineer who wanted to raise awareness on issues of health, social attitudes and environment.
As part of the 'Youth of Mercy' campaign, Algerian youth volunteer their time to make food for the needy in the country's capital this Ramadan. This is the fifth year that the group is carrying out this initiative.
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.
An Institute for Coexistence and Peace has been opened in the Iraqi city of Najaf. Institutions aimed at promoting adherence to the rule of law regardless of ethnic and religious denominations are gaining more legitimacy in Iraq.