"Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), despite some limited reforms, women continue to face entrenched discrimination and daily violence amid the abject failure of governments to stamp out arbitrary arrests, abductions, assassinations, so-called “honour” killings and other forms of gender-based violence, said Amnesty International, marking International Women’s Day.

Most recently, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic led to some countries reporting a rise in cases of domestic violence and calls to helplines due to prolonged confinement at home during lockdowns and curfews."

To read the full story, visit Amnesty International's website.