Jadaliyya are hosting a special event on contemporary women’s rights, human rights, and press freedom in Morocco on 12 March at 4pm BST. The event, moderated by Jadaliyya co-editor Samia Errazzouki in both Arabic and English, features a panel of experts who approach the topic from a variety angles. It is designed to give an overall survey on the contemporary situation of the aforementioned topics as they relate to Morocco, providing insights into the country from the perspective of journalists, writers, lawyers, and activists who have challenged patriarchal state dynamics firsthand. Also among the speakers will be experts who work on a policy-level and have proposed recommendations which address the struggles featured in this event. More information here
Sorina Toltica‘s new blog post for the Defence Research Network discusses the challenges of countering today’s insurgencies in Mali, Sahel and other regions of the African continent. It argues that complex conflicts require more than just strong borders, and careful consideration needs to be given in the future to the way that both military and development solutions contribute to both short- and long-term local dynamics. Read the blog post on the Defence Research Network’s website. You can subscribe to their monthly newsletter here. This month’s newsletter on counterinsurgency can be accessed here. The Defence Research Network is an interdisciplinary network of Masters, PhD and Early Career Researchers focused on defence, security and military topics in relation to policy, strategy, history, culture and society.