FES MENA Blog

From Beirut to Khartoum and from Rabat to Teheran, our FES colleagues, partners as well as guest contributors share their insights from the ground and offer food for thought on current developments in the MENA region.

The views expressed in this blog series are not necessarily those of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.


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Promoting democracy is Iraq's greatest internal challenge

After a year of struggle, a government has been formed in Iraq. Still, the sought-after political and social peace is yet to be seen.


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The Dark Passages of Feminism For A Migrant Domestic Worker

Viany De Marceau wrote "The Dark Passages of Feminism For A Migrant Domestic Worker" as a cry against the kafala system, and a message to other...


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Feminism and Economic Justice

Feminism is closely linked to economic justice; both are against discrimination, exploitation and marginalisation. Economic justice cannot be achieved...


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Militarism: Necessity or Glorified Toxic Masculinity?

Feminism offers an opportunity to break-free from the glorification of militarism that is driven by patriarchal culture and to truly usher the way...


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13.10.2022 | Blog

Political Reform in Jordan – What’s in for Women?

Just a little over one year ago, Jordan’s King Abdullah II tasked the Royal Committee for the Modernization of the Political System with proposing...


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Migration as a Feminist Issue

This article sheds light on issues of migration and asylum. It highlights the violent policies associated with them from an anti-border feminist...


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29.09.2022 | Blog

Expanding Social Protection at Times of Austerity

Social Protection is a Human Right and it is considered as the most redistributive public policy by reducing economic inequalities through multiple...


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21.09.2022 | Blog

Will COP27 in Egypt be the turning point for more climate justice in the MENA region?

Since the 2016 UN Climate Change Conference in Morocco (COP22), the 2022 conference (COP27) will once again be hosted by a country in the MENA region:...


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What’s so feminist about feminist foreign and development policies?

Adopting feminist foreign and development policies is becoming a trend in many Global North countries, sparking questions around the co-optation of...


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Can the third time be the charm for Yemen?

The extension of a truce between Houthis and the government in Yemen is good news. But real momentum for a peace process is still lacking.


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