By James M. Dorsey
A decision by the handball federations of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates to boycott the 2015 World Men's Handball Championship to be hosted by Qatar in January signals the failure of efforts to reconcile the idiosyncratic Gulf state with its regional detractors and casts further doubts on the prospects of a Gulf Cooperation Council (GGC) scheduled to be held in Qatar in December.
The boycott by Bahrain and the UAE, which together with…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
With the absence of labour rights in the Gulf under fire as a result of Qatar’s successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup, Gulf states are likely to take heart from a recent study that asserts that authoritarian regimes in the oil-rich Middle East and China have contributed more to the eradication of global inequality than Western nations.
Human rights and trade union activists, targeting Qatar as well as the United Arab Emirates, have succeeded in persuading…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA’s talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.
Officially, Emirates’ decision to end its $200 million relationship with FIFA is a result of its announcement three years ago that the airline is restructuring its sponsorships, which also include…Continue
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By James M. Dorsey
A failed effort by a public relations company representing Bahrain and a UK law firm acting on behalf of Prince Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the commander of Bahrain's Royal Guard and head of its National Olympic Committee, to micromanage media coverage of this month’s lifting of the prince’s immunity by a British court reflects mounting unease in the island state and international sporting associations. The court decision opens the door to a British police…Continue
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In the current situation in Palestine, the twenty-two member Arab League once again is under the spotlight of international relations experts who are eager to see if the organization could come up with a united stance towards the conflict. International observers versed in the Arab politics, perhaps, discern it too well that Arab countries could hardly get rid of their old mudslinging against each other when coming to find a common ground to protect Arab interests. Quite glaringly, the…Continue
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If you appreciate journalism and storytelling in service of human rights and justice, read on.
The journalist Elizabeth Dickinson has a vital new e-single: Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring. It is a compelling, fast paced read about a tragedy, a government coverup and a family's quest for justice. I'm biased because I served as the publisher, but you don't have to…Continue
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When Mubarak was ousted in Spring 2011 I concluded following scenario in my article…Continue
**Peace & Collaborative Development Network: We ask for your support in getting the word out!
This week Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) launched the Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign, which seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA…Continue
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Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues
Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around the world. The program structure and contents will be based on a curriculum developed by Peace X Peace, to include activities and discussion on a variety of issues concerning both regions, including…Continue
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THIS IS WHAT SOCIAL CHANGE LOOKS LIKE! JOIN THE DIALOGUES!
Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of…Continue
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Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…Continue
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By Michelle Pomeroy
While we were learning a great deal about the nuances that shaped one another’s backgrounds, it…Continue
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“In short, if I were to describe the typical Arab American woman participating in NAAP, she would be highly engaged in the community, up to date with global developments, concerned with making a difference, and participating alongside men as an equal partner.”
Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet…Continue
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By Barbara Federman
Editor’s note: Earlier this year, Barbara Federman contacted us with the idea for a letter writing exchange between women in the United States and Arab and Muslim women around the world. If you are interested in becoming a part of this project, please contact Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Human Rights Center of the Beirut Arab University (BAU) in collaboration with Raul Wollenberg Institute and the Arab Academic Network for Human Rights Organize summer school about "Human Rights in the Arab World.
Law students from the Arab World are invited to apply for the summer school before 20 May 2012. FOR The application and further details, Please e-mail…Continue
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By Dania Shahzad
“To be clear, Islam does not forbid women and men from talking to one another, but asks that they practice modesty and remain within the limits that Sharia has set.”
Walking down the school hallways as a young Muslim girl I used to see guys and girls holding hands, or a girl standing by her locker crying as her boyfriend…Continue
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Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…Continue
Added by Caroline Anderson on March 29, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments
Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…
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