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About Rothna Begum

Rothna Begum is women’s rights researcher for the Middle East and north Africa at Human Rights Watch.

Articles by Rothna Begum

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

United Arab Emirates: public affluence, private abuse

Abu Dhabi can present a glitzy, oil-fuelled image to the world. But many female migrant domestic workers in the UAE face maltreatment in the privacy of their employer’s home.

How Egypt can turn the tide on sexual assault

Egypt’s ruler, Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, has responded to the growing outcry over mob sexual violence against women in public places by setting up a ministerial committee. More, much more, however needs to be done.

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