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

On Keeping the Nasawiya Cafe Independent and Self-Funded

As Nasawiya’s membership gets wider, the need for debate and conversation within the collective remains as important as ever. This is why it is crucial to define clearly what Nasawiya stands for, and why certain directions and choices are taken and made by the movement. More particularly, discussions have arose with regards to the Nasawiya … Continue reading

About a Feminist Collective…

Nasawiyas apply feminist analysis to their social justice work, meaning that they always have an eye on gender dynamics and oppression within social and political struggle, address the systematic structural problems rather than the symptoms, and place women’s experiences and voices as central to any solutions and activist work. Feminism is a learning process for all of us and we are … 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