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For the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Middle East Program Director Merissa Khurma interviews Yasmina Allouche, a researcher and journalist from Algeria. In her reporting on socio-politics of the MENA region, Yasmina has brought awareness to the social and personal implications of online harassment and gender-based violence. She argues while progress has been made in criminalizing certain forms of GBV, governments across the region must do more to implement those laws and seek justice for victims.  

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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

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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