Citizenship and Gender in the Arab World, The role of women’s organizations and other NGOs in highlighting citizenship’s and women’s rights, the Case of Lebanon

Lebanon. A country full of contradictions, where women’s movements were very active since the beginning of the 20th century in areas going from education to culture and politics, but it was not until 1953 that all Lebanese women received the right to vote and run in elections as candidates. This achievement did not result in … Continue reading

Doing it Our Way

It all started out quite innocently, really. Another conversation with a close north african friend of mine about the obsession of the Arab societies for marriages, about the pressure young women have to endure to get married and about how families meddle into relationships and private affairs (one of the greatest laughs of my life … Continue reading

Citizenship and Gender in the Arab World, The role of women’s organizations and other NGOs in highlighting citizenship’s and women’s rights, the Case of Syria

In the Middle East, people suffer from many issues which we can divide in two main items: foreign occupation and interventions on one side and on the other side the lack of democracy. External actors and countries have indeed played for quite a long time now a negative role in the region. This is undeniable, … Continue reading