Videos of Manal




  • Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos
    Barefoot in Baghdad: A Story of Identity-My Own and What It Means to Be a Woman in Chaos
    by Manal Omar
  • Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak
    Living Islam Out Loud: American Muslim Women Speak
    Beacon Press


Recent Articles

Wanted: A Coalition to Defeat the Islamic State and Assad 2014
Latest Extremist Group in Iraq, Syria Must be Challenged US Senate Caucus 2014
We Want to Move On 2014
Fostering Synergies for Advancing Women’s Rights in Post-Conflict Islamic States: A Focus on Afghanistan, Egypt, and Libya 2013
US Troops in Iraq after 2011?
Libya and the Responsibility to Protect 2011
Post-Mubarak Egypt  2011
Women and Rural Communities in Egypt 2011
Qaddafi’s Death and The Challenegs of Building a New Libya 2011
Yemeni Youth Central To Success 2011
Getting to Know the Opposition 2011

Living Islam Out Loud 

"Varied Muslim voices explore gray areas and confront stereotypes...For the editors of and contributors to these collections, the female voices offer an alternative perspective to the literature already out there."  The Boston Globe

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A Humanitarian Eclipse

Issue 17
Islamica Magazine 

Disbelief. It was the one word I heard over and over once I finally reached Beirut. Whether it was from individuals or non-governmental organizations, the description was of complete astonishment at the bombardment of a country that was finally transitioning out of war. It was not horror or fear, but an overwhelming sense of disbelief that within 34 days, Lebanon had faced so much death and destruction as the world stood by. The main victims were women and children as a political and psychological war was being waged at the expense of such a fragile country.  Read full article.

A Woman's Perspective:  Three Years Later, on the Eve of the Iraqi Elections

Dec 11, 2005
ABC News

Iraqi women throughout the nation have had their eyes on the events currently enveloping their nation. From the most socially and economically excluded to the more educated and well-established areas in the country, women have recognized that a potential window of opportunity is available through the nation-building process. Read full commentary.