PRB Region Feed: Middle East/Regions/MiddleEast.aspxPRB’s Policy Communication Training in Demand in EgyptPRB held its well-known training workshop on policy communication at the Alexandria High Institute for Public Health, in Egypt, in October 2014.01/20/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/egypt-policy-communication-training.aspx58785506-5ed8-493f-9024-52e2db62e696Quality Sexual Education Needed for Adolescents in Egyptian SchoolsThis working paper presents key findings and some recommendations based on a recent study conducted in three governorates of Egypt: Cairo, Giza, and Gharbia. The study, conducted by the author, shows that students find what they learn in school about sexual and reproductive health issues to be insufficient, and moreover, teachers and students are shy and embarrassed during these lessons.03/30/2012/Publications/Articles/2012/egypt-adolescents-schools-sexual-education.aspx4dc1aac3-7e4b-451b-a947-f12e6083cce81 Million Arab Americans in the United StatesIn 2000, just over 1 million people in the United States reported "Arab" ancestry in the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey. 05/01/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/1MillionArabAmericansintheUnitedStates.aspx3562d5c8-719b-444e-ad81-14a029ab5147Female Genital Cutting: Current Status and TrendsAlthough many governments have passed laws against female genital cutting, the practice is still widespread in many countries. More than seven in 10 women have undergone the procedure in Mauritania, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Northern Sudan, Eritrea, Mali, Egypt, and Guinea. 02/16/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/FemaleGenitalCuttingCurrentStatusandTrends.aspx16a65d2a-2bfa-4de5-9e36-b674748a2c6cIran Faces Pressure to Provide Jobs, Address Health DisparitiesAmid increasing international pressure to curb its nuclear program, Iran also faces significant population pressures at home: from creating jobs for a massive pool of young baby boomers to resolving provincial disparities in the availability of reproductive health services. 09/17/2004/Publications/Articles/2004/IranFacesPressuretoProvideJobsAddressHealthDisparities.aspxeaeaf5dd-e58b-45e3-a5df-5b5944f1f943Israel's Demography Has a Unique HistoryIsrael's demographic patterns and trends are unique, reflecting the complex political, cultural, and religious future of the region.01/09/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/israel-demography.aspxdcb53422-0c04-446a-bbe9-15f44dcab644Final Peace in the Middle East Hinges on Refugee PopulationIn the demographic "contest" between Palestinians and Israelis, population growth is a plus, and numbers are everything. That is why resolution of the status of the 3.7 million Palestinian refugees is so difficult and so critical to the peace process. 04/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/FinalPeaceintheMiddleEastHingesonRefugeePopulation.aspxd072184c-f743-46cc-80fe-afacde7408e7Egypt Bans Female Genital CuttingThe Egyptian Health Ministry issued a decree on June 28, 2007, that officially banned female circumcision. Although a similar order was already in place to prevent hospitals and medical doctors from carrying out the procedure, it is still widely performed by nonprofessionals in the community. 07/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/EgyptBansFGC.aspxc8fa25f0-97f2-46d6-b499-c4ec3076dca9Youth, Women's Rights, and Political Change in IranRecent political developments in Iran highlight the country's demographic and social shifts over the past 20 years. A youth bulge, along with changes in women's fertility and reproductive health, provide a backdrop for understanding Iran's current political instability. 07/13/2009/Publications/Articles/2009/iranyouth.aspxc41b453e-8b45-4a21-bb1f-1acaf95bb70aWorld Population Highlights 2007: MigrationIn 2005, about 191 million people, or 3 percent of the world's population, were international migrants. Between 1995 and 2000, around 206 million migrants per year moved from less developed to more developed regions.08/16/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/623Migration.aspxb89dc8f4-5985-489b-8671-7f9e5e16fd17