Tag Archives: Feminism

Regarding the Calendar of Syrian Women to Russian Soldiers

Yesterday, Russia Today Arabic page published a short article and a video about Syrian girls studying in Russia posing for a calendar designed to be sent to the Russian soldiers deployed in Syria in their aggression. Regardless of the reasons … Continue reading

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Thoughts Amidst Chaos

In 2012, I participated in writing an anthology entitled: Demanding Dignity. Few days ago, I came across the book again, and started reading the lost hopes and wasted aspirations of Arab activists who dreamt in a better world, including me. … Continue reading

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Sulaima: A Syrian Woman Activism in The Face of Sociopolitical Adversity

Estayqazat استيقظَت Youtube channel.   Sulaima, an animation short movie telling the story of choices taken by a Syrian wife and mother. This animated documentary presents a real-life testimony of a Syrian middle aged woman living in Damascus suburbs, who took … Continue reading

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Women and Emotional Labor: Putting Down the Weight

Women and Emotional Labor: Putting Down the Weight.

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Hijab Or No Hijab: Identity & Free Will

In the past couple of weeks, a campaign in Egypt was initiated calling women to take off Hijab. This call was faced by a ferocious campaign by the pro-Hijab community in MENA. Though I don’t wear Hijab myself, but I … Continue reading

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Mary ‘Ajami: A Pioneering Syrian Woman During WWI

Born in Damascus in 1888, Mary Ajami was one of the first feminists and female writers in Syria and the Arab World. She fought for freedom during the Ottoman Empire, for a Free Syria. She is a poet, a translator … Continue reading

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Into Fifth Year of Revolution: On Women’s Heroism & Other Observations

This article was part of a speech I made during Women in Public Service Uganda on the 7th of March 2015. ———- “Great social changes are impossible without the feminine ferment. Social progress can be measured by the social position … Continue reading

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A Statement by the female political detainees in Damascus Central Prison

We suffered from the disappearance of a beloved woman in my family for several months. Then finally we got news that she is in Damascus Central Prison, she is still locked away and we still await her freedom. And while … Continue reading

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Resistance is Life: Kurdish Women Created it Here and Now

3 oppressive forces: Patriarchy, Capitalism and Nation State. Having women rights written on paper does not mean anything if the society did not change its mentality. Democratic Autonomy: You create your autonomy despite the oppressive structure around you. Kurdish women … Continue reading

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Syrian Women Raise Their Voices

Lovely Syrian women coming together.

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