Solidarity with our Egyptian Sisters!

‘Ok so you want to talk about women’s human rights defenders, ok great they get harassed and then what else can you say about them?’ The question hung as my blood boiled. There he was, the white male in all his glory, dismissing with a flick of his hand one of the most pressing issue … Continue reading

Confronting Ghosts: Lebanon, Transitional Justice and Enforced Disappearances

  Amid the dreadful politics Lebanese are being served by their so called political ruling elite, the only initiatives worth mentioning are the ones created by activists and civil society organizations that are trying to put the government in front of their obligations. That is, actually respecting, protecting and promoting the Human Rights of people … Continue reading

MTV Lebanon: Stop Using Freedom of Speech

“MTV also led the way in terms of its adoption of self-regulation and a clear code of ethics…” http://mtv.com.lb/AboutMtv There is a channel in Lebanon that stigmatizes, discriminates and smear the reputation of already marginalized groups: Palestinian refugees, migrant workers, LGBT individuals. A channel that adds fire to the highly inflammable fuel that is the … Continue reading

On Women, Work and Maternity

An acquaintance of mine got fired when her employer learned she was pregnant. The fact that is contrary to the law of the country she resides in was circumvented by some clever talk about budget and funds. This woman was fired in an organisation you wouldn’t suspect to practice such policies. Not in a million … Continue reading

Live From Nahr El Bared

Yesterday, the Lebanese feminist collective Nasawiya organized an exhibition/evening/debate around what is currently happening in the northern Palestinian camp of Nahr El Bared. The event, Live From Nahr El Bared, was aimed at not only raise awareness on the situation in the camp, but also to give Palestinians a platform to give their insight of … Continue reading