Colonialism continues to color the myriad of NGOs in the Middle East who preach a women’s reform agenda that eerily echoes the empires of the past. 

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A protest after the death of Israa Gharib in Gaza. Photo credit: Middle East Monitor.
Dr Reem Meshal is an associate professor in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Middle Eastern Studies Department at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.