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Women: a benchmark of Saudi and Iranian reform

With Saudi Arabia announcing plans for a major restructuring of the kingdom’s economy and Iran gearing up to become a regional hegemony, women’s sports are emerging as a benchmark of reform, and one that so far is less than promising. Saudi Arabia’s recent outline of plans for large scale economic reform away from the kingdom’s …

James Dorsey

India needs to take action against systematic gender discrimination

The barbaric rape and setting fire to a 15-year-old girl in India is just the latest in a continuous series of rapes across the country. Repeated cases of gang rape in India are not isolated incidents, but rather a reflection of widespread gender discrimination in the country. It is difficult to equate India’s rapid economic and technological development with such …

Cesar Chelala

Egypt’s national female taekwondo team acquires first place at MasTKD

The sports’ most famous magazine MasTKDsports, specialised in taekwondo, placed Egypt’s women national team for taekwondo as the best women’s team in 2015 in accordance to its readers’ votes which reached 62.321. Second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth places went for Thailand, South Korea, China, the US, the UK, Turkey, and Taiwan, respectively.

Maya Nawar