FRI 24 - 5 - 2019
In the News
Dozens wounded as police break up Morocco teacher protest
Agence France Presse
RABAT: Over 70 demonstrators were left wounded Thursday after Moroccan police used water cannon to disperse a rally in the capital by thousands of contract teachers protesting over their employment terms.

Teachers chanting "Social justice!" and "No to dismantling public schools!" attempted to camp out overnight in front of parliament in central Rabat to press their demands, but police broke up their rally.

Huge crowd floods Khartoum pushing for Sudan handover
KHARTOUM: A huge crowd massed outside Sudan’s Defense Ministry Thursday to demand civilian rule, challenging the Transitional Military Council that removed President Omar al-Bashir earlier this month to cede power.

A Reuters reporter estimated the crowd to number hundreds of thousands. They were responding to a call by the Sudanese Professionals Association, the main organizer of protests including a sit-in outside the Defense Ministry compound that began on April 6, for a m...
Studies & Papers
Gender Justice and The Uprisings In the Arab World
Papers from a workshop organized by the ANSD and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
By Ibtessam Al- Atiyat
This book represents analyses and testimonies presented at the Gender Equality and the Arab Uprisings conference organized by the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy (ANSD) and the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, March 3 - 5, 2017. 

Scholars and activists from different Arab countries address two key questions. First: where do Arab women stand in terms of their enjoyment of their political, civil, and...
Pour reprendre en main et façonner notre avenir
By David Mathews
La traduction de « L’écologie politique » répond à une volonté d’apporter des éléments de réflexion issus d’expérimentations « politiques » citoyennes qui pourraient s’avérer pertinentes dans le contexte francophone. On observe en France un essoufflement des alternatives politiques et un désengagement des citoyens de la « chose publique ». Plus largement dans les pays...
Emad Siyam R.I.P
With great pain and sadness, we mourn the death of our friend, colleague and co-founder of the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy, Dr. Emad Siyam.

Emad, an activist and a researcher, spent years struggling for freedom, social justice and democracy in Egypt. He was arrested and sent to jail many many times in the 80s and the 90s.

In 2005 he took part in the "Kefaya" (enough) movement demonstrations opposed to Moubarak regime, and in...
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