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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Can Iraq’s democracy still be saved?

The storming of the Iraqi parliament by supporters of Al-Sadr were motivated by years of political impasse — threatening Iraq's democracy and peace


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Young Feminist Dynamics, New Stakes

Since their inception in the mid-eighties, and for over more than two decades, Moroccan feminist organizations have been instrumental in advocating...


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12.07.2022 | Blog

Psychology of Crowds: why rational discourse does not cross the minds?

In Tunisia and all over the world, populist personalities manage to reach power by borrowing an irrational discourse that uses emotions to the...


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How women in the Global South reclaim feminism

Women protest denouncing the violence that took place against them at an earlier protest against the military in Sudan.


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Youth Initiatives in Egypt Defy Patriarchy Unconventionally

“I staged a sit-in at home. I hung up posters around the apartment to challenge my parents who would not let me head to Maydan”, recounts a woman in...


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From Margin to Centre: Feminist Blogging as Political Practice

This piece explores the ways in which feminist blogging has the potential of re-politicizing feminist movements and offers an overview of the...


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Young Feminist Movements and Funding

Disrupting societal customs and perceptions that legitimize, promote, and conceal violence against women is one of the many goals we seek to...


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Challenging Impostor Feminism in Lebanon

This article takes a critical look at the manifestation of “impostor feminism” in Lebanon today, a form of self-attributed feminism that shies away...


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07.03.2022 | Blog

End of the campaign - our “Climate for Justice” fight continues!

Climate change and social justice are closely interlinked. The consequences of climate change threaten to further exacerbate the existing inequalities...


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Middle-income countries’ debt trap

Public debt has skyrocketed in middle-income countries like Tunisia. Yet, the IMF and G20 are pushing for austerity measures, not debt relief.


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