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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Commercializing Women's Bodies: Exploitative Marketing and the Violation of Gender Justice

This article explores how universalized workplace dress codes contribute to the commodification of women’s bodies and perpetuate oppressive systems.


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The Shadows of Colonial Legacy: A Quest for Economic Autonomy Under Authoritarian Regimes

This article examines the persistent struggles that women have endured in pursuit of economic and political empowerment, with attention to the...


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No Right to Bodily Autonomy Without Social Justice and Liberation

The article asserts that bodily autonomy cannot be fully realized without addressing systemic issues like gender discrimination, capitalism, and...


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Navigating Guilt? An Intersectional Feminist Lens on the Fragility of the Concept of Germanness

This contribution discusses how German history and identity have shaped the country’s moral orientation toward Israel. There is insufficient space...


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The Womb as a Weapon in Palestine

The article examines the systematic violence against Palestinian women's reproductive health and sexuality, depicting the womb as both a target of...


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25.03.2024 | Blog

Tunisian Women in Agriculture: Struggle for Protection and Rights

In antiquity, Tunisia was famous for its bountiful granaries; today, the country grapples with a variety of agricultural problems. This directly...


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Hunger as a Weapon of War

A dramatic famine is threatening the Gaza Strip as a result of Israel’s blockade. Germany must do all it can to end the misery


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Beyond Victimhood: Migrant Domestic Workers Reshaping Labor Justice

This article highlights the ongoing struggles of migrant domestic workers, focusing on their grassroots organizing efforts, particularly in Lebanon....


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‘The War on Terror’ and continued Western Failure

The anti-terror policies put in place by Bush after 9/11 have changed the world for the worse. Still, politicians cling to them


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‘We need a joint Vision about the Future’

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki on the expulsion from Gaza, Israel’s war aims and a possible ceasefire


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