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For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Middle East Program Director Merissa Khurma interviews Sukaina Al-Nasrawi, a Social Affairs Officer & Urban Development Lead at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN ESCWA).  Sukaina details the concerning trends of rising violence against women and girls and an expansion in the digital divide as the Internet increasingly becomes a part of everyday life across MENA.

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The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

Middle East Women's Initiative

The Middle East Women's Initiative (MEWI) promotes the empowerment of women in the region through an open and inclusive dialogue with women leaders from the Middle East and continuous research.  Read more