Aug 2012: By Elahe Amani - A Lebanon based human rights and equality initiative is partnering with men to reach the goal as advocates for equality of the sexes in the Middle East region and beyond...
July 2012 - via Iraq Solidarity News: In 2008, Iraqi activist and journalist Hana Ibrahim fled from her home in Baghdad to Damascus, taking her two children with her. They had grown up under sanctions and war, and had as such never enjoyed the level of security they found in Syria. But even that has become a thing of the past.
June 2012: By Irit Hakim - "The belief in a political solution of the Middle East conflict has globally disintegrated to nothing. There is a need to find another way to achieve this..."
June 2012: Jailed activist Nargess Mohammadi suffering from deteriorating health in Zanjan Prison, according to her husband, Taghi Rahmani.
June 2012: Interview with two of Barhrain's women medics - “Four masked men with guns in their pockets called me and four other doctors, before escorting us to the criminal investigation department... "
May 2012 - by Woman from Yemen: 'A candlelight vigil was organized today to commemorate the deadliest suicide attack in Sana'a that killed 96 soldiers and wounded 300.... Seeing the people come together like this, shows that "revenge" is not inherent in our culture. What we saw today, was the spirit of a shared humanity. Only through love and compassion can life exist.'
May 2012: By Irit Hakim - "The Tel Aviv Nablus Group of Combatants for Peace erected a Peace Tent at a Palestinian village under threat of demolition..."
By Elahe Amani with Lys Anzia: "Imprisonment is not easy in Iran.... impunity can cause women to face increased fears of sexual advance, violence and intimidation in prison..."
May 2012: By Farah Mawani: "I felt a kinship with Masoud Shafii from the start, because I could sense across continents and oceans that he was driven by the same conviction as I....
May 2012: "Mr. Masoud Shafii did everything in his power to defend Josh's, Shane's and my innocence within the parameters of Iranian law...."