Rise! Rights & Revolution
This drawing can be found on the walls of Beirut’s Downtown where protesters have been gathering since the beginning of the Lebanese revolution on October 17th 2019.
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By Lina AbiRafeh Has it already been four days? I haven’t processed this yet, haven’t accepted the reality of our disaster, haven’t digested this foul meal we’ve been force-fed by our so-called leadership. It all makes me sick. Leadership is not about power, position, or politics. It is about modeling the kind of behavior that … Continue reading “Lebanon: From Tears to Rage”
The Sadalsuud Foundation of Beirut; Girl’s Education, Bread, Women’s Empowerment, Soup, & Community Healing
A school for girls. A bakery employing and empowering women. A soup kitchen in the wake of the Beirut explosion. Brant Stewart is the founder of the Sadalsuud Foundation, a mission that has taken on new life in each of its iterations. In 2017, the organization began as a girls school in Tripoli for literacy … Continue reading “The Sadalsuud Foundation of Beirut; Girl’s Education, Bread, Women’s Empowerment, Soup, & Community Healing”
By Natalie Haboush Khoury Dear World: I am Lebanon. I am writing to portray the truth. This is not a cry for help…..I have tried that too many times and it seems that with each request, I am devastated and let down even more. I don’t consider myself to have any true haters, only envious … Continue reading “Dear World, I am Lebanon”
by Lina AbiRafeh; originally published in AP News. In preparation for the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Arab Institute for Women (AiW) in 2023, the Institute welcomes partners, supporters, and sponsors who desire to scale a strong regional voice for Arab women. The Institute is a legend, a pioneer, and the force for our feminist future. The AiW at … Continue reading “Seeking Funding for Women & the Arab Region”
When reading on your phone, flip the screen to horizontal to appreciate the poem in its original format. The Sisterhood Salon hosted a writing workshop in collaboration with Feminist Spaces (UK) and Yalla Feminists (US & Lebanon). This was specifically for feminists in lockdown. We welcomed women and non-binary individuals to a guided poetry session … Continue reading “Making Spaces with the Sisterhood Salon – Feminist Poetry in Lockdown”
By Lina AbiRafeh; Originally published in Arab America Syria continues to see no end to its protracted crisis, ongoing since 2011, in addition to an economic crisis and a coronavirus lockdown. Under such conditions, women in Syria have borne the brunt of violence and insecurity. And Syrian refugee women in neighboring Lebanon, Jordan, and Turkey … Continue reading “Sanctions on Syria Strike Women the Hardest”
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