Plastic Capitalist

Capitalism and neoliberal ideologies just can’t help it: they love progressive ideologies so much they can’t help but recuperate them, tailor them to their needs and market them as their own, the result of course being a completely distorted set of values and principles that go mainstream faster than you can say “dollar”. Feminism is … Continue reading

Roaring a Warning

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> And what did you see, my black-eyed girl? I heard the sound of a thunder, it roared out a warnin’[1]  A friend of mine and fellow feminist, Nay Al Rahi, wished us more rage and anger in a fantastic article shewrote on Shabab Assaafir . This followed a very pertinent question … Continue reading

One Woman Is Killed Every Month as a Result of Family Violence in Lebanon

Join Our March BlackThink of how many lives could have been saved, If Lebanon had a proper law to protect women from violence 

Raising Fists and Voices: Lebanese Women’s Struggle to End Violence

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–>  “I don’t believe in a country that turns rapists into suitable husbands”. Those were the kind of banners you could have seen being held by activists should you have walked on the streets of Beirut on January the 14th during the March to Fight Rape organized by Lebanese feminist collective Nasawiya. … Continue reading

On NGOs vs Activism: the Impact of Structure and Donor Trends

« So, did you get the grant? » « Who are your donors? » are sentences that I’ve been hearing more than I care to mention. Welcome to the lovely world of activism and NGOs, of movements and organisations, where the competition’s so fierce a lawyer’s study seems like a quaint little place in comparison and where half of … Continue reading

Girl Geek Camp Lebanon: Turning Women into Geekettes, one Tweet at a time

13 faces eagerly looking at you from behind their computers, all composed and serious. Welcome to the Nasawiya second Girl Geek Camp organised in the lovely Auberge Beity of Kfardebian, Lebanon from the 4th to the 8thof September. Over 5 days, about thirteen teenage girls between the age of 15 and 18 will be trained … Continue reading

Palestine, L’Affaire de Tous

Cette présentation a été donnée le 5 avril 2011 dans le cadre de la conférence Palestine L’Affaire de Tous, organisée par la section genevoise de Génération Palestine.  Les autres intervenantes étaient Soha Béchara, résistante libanaise, Leile Shaheed, représentante de l’Autorité palestinienne auprès de l’Union Européenne, Catherine Hess, membre du collectif des femmes en noir, et … Continue reading