FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

FILM REVIEW: Private Revolutions – Young, Female, Egyptian

Mersiha Gadzo – Middle East Eye – Tuesday, 02 September 2014 (originally published 27 Aug) Austrian filmmaker Alexandra Schneider watched Egypt’s revolution unravel on TV where male journalists reported live from Tahrir Square, interviewed male leaders and male commentators analyzed the situation. But where were Egypt’s women in this watershed? During the Arab Spring, Schneider […]

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Media Benjamin for Code Pink – WNN Breaking commentary (WNN/CP) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, […]

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated

Egypt’s women refuse to be intimidated

Zainab Salbi – Guardian – Wednesday, 20 November 2013 (originally published 15 Nov) Egyptian women were at the heart of the revolution that toppled president Hosni Mubarak. Their contribution ranged from work in the labor movement to a female journalist breaking taboos by suing the government for harassment. They walked shoulder to shoulder with men as […]

Can we find balance under Egypt’s ‘fluctuating’ democracy?

Can we find balance under Egypt’s ‘fluctuating’ democracy?

Anna Jacobs assistant editor for Morocco World News – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/MWN) Charlottesville, Virginia, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: If you have been watching the news for the last few days (or the last few years for that matter), you know that one of the most important and uncertain events unfolding in the Middle East right now […]

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Syria women in transition: From revolution to survival

Rochelle Jones for AWID – WNN Improve It (WNN) Washington, D.C., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: In an AWID – Association for Women’s Rights in Development interview Rajaa Altalli, co-founder and Public Relations Director of the CCSDS – Center for Civil Society and Democracy in Syria talks about the impacts of Syria’s humanitarian crisis on women, their priority shift […]

Egypt’s women fighting back against sex assaults

Egypt’s women fighting back against sex assaults

AP – ZeeNews – Thursday, 14 February 2013 (originally published 13 Feb) Egyptian women are growing increasingly angry and militant as they deal with one of the unintended consequences of the Arab Spring: an epidemic of sexual assault that law enforcement has failed to contain. The backlash, which includes self-defense courses for women and even […]

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Women Fight to Define the Arab Spring

Carol Giacomo – New York Times – Monday, 12 November 2012 (originally published 10 Nov) When Mabrouka M’barek is in the Tunisian capital these days, much of her time is spent writing a new constitution as an elected member of the National Constituent Assembly. It is a role the 32-year-old mother of two embraces with […]

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