More than three decades after its first appearance, in 2013, Al-Raida was turned into a biannual interdisciplinary peer-reviewed academic journal that contains scholarly articles of international standards as well as non-academic articles. Al-Raida will thus continue to invite submissions that enrich the debate on women in the Arab world, whether in the form of interviews, opinion pieces, testimonials, short stories, poems, or essays.
Arab Countries in Transition: Gender Rights and Constitutional Reforms - Part 2 - Issues 145-146-147
This second issue of Al-Raida consists of papers that were presented at the international conference “Arab Countries in Transition: Gender Rights and Constitutional Reforms” held by the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) at the Lebanese American University (LAU) in June 2014 and centering on human rights, women’s bodies, power relations, violations and testimonials.
Arab Countries in Transition: Gender Rights and Constitutional Reforms - Conference Proceedings: Part 1 -Issues 143-144
Transforming the World of Work for Gender Equality in the Arab Region - Fall/Winter/Spring 2011-2012 - Issues 135-136-137
Women’s movements in the Arab world seemed both a necessary and a difficult choice as topic for Al-Raida’s 100th issue. Necessary because it is surely one of Al-Raida’s chief raisons d’etre to discover and re-present women-based organizing throughout this vast area.
The File of this issue addresses the topic of violence against women and focuses on Battered Women in Lebanon. It is introduced in two feature articles relaying the testimonies of battered women. One recounts real stories of Lebanese women suffering from battery and the other addresses forms of psychological violence that women endure at home.
This is the last issue of Al-Raida for 1991. The year covered a variety of events, people, concerns, problems, developments and achievements for and by women in the Arab world. The basic purpose of Al-Raida is simply to communicate what is happening and how it is happening for women. This year we gave it a new modified approach. We raised issues from a scientific and academic research point of view.