Friday, March 8, 2013
يوم المراة العالمي
Happy International Women’s Day!

يوم المراة العالمي

Happy International Women’s Day!

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March 8 - International Working Women’s Day 
Art by Favianna Rodriguez

March 8 - International Working Women’s Day 

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

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Thursday, November 8, 2012
Press release: “Facebook attempts to shut down the voice of The Uprising of Women in the Arab World”

Like hundreds of young women and men all across the Arab world and beyond, Dana Bakdounis, posted her photo to the online campaign, The Uprising of Women in the Arab World’s Facebook page. Holding her passport and a hand-written message along with a defying stare on her unveiled face, she boldly states: “I’m with the uprising of women in the Arab world because for 20 years I was not allowed to feel wind in my hair and body.” But on the morning of October 26, 2012, Facebook removed Dana’s photo and has blocked the administrator of the Facebook page, who posted the photo, from posting anything for 24 hours. The picture was taken down by Facebook because the social network had received complaints. The photo was allegedly reported as being “insulting.” -Dana Bakdounis and Uprising of Women in the Arab World

Press release: “Facebook attempts to shut down the voice of The Uprising of Women in the Arab World

Like hundreds of young women and men all across the Arab world and beyond, Dana Bakdounis, posted her photo to the online campaign, The Uprising of Women in the Arab World’s Facebook page. Holding her passport and a hand-written message along with a defying stare on her unveiled face, she boldly states: “I’m with the uprising of women in the Arab world because for 20 years I was not allowed to feel wind in my hair and body.” But on the morning of October 26, 2012, Facebook removed Dana’s photo and has blocked the administrator of the Facebook page, who posted the photo, from posting anything for 24 hours. The picture was taken down by Facebook because the social network had received complaints. The photo was allegedly reported as being “insulting.” -Dana Bakdounis and Uprising of Women in the Arab World

Sunday, November 4, 2012
Poster: “We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.” -Emmeline Pankhurst

Poster: “We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.” -Emmeline Pankhurst

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
At women’s protest in #Libya: “Don’t tell me what to wear, tell them not to #harass me!”

At women’s protest in #Libya: “Don’t tell me what to wear, tell them not to #harass me!”

Thursday, October 4, 2012
great writing by @moealinay “Girls for sale: A new ‘commodity’ emerges from Syria’s civil war”
"The millions that have risen up over the course of the Arab revolutions did so demanding equal rights and justice. Women throughout the Arab world were, and still are, on the front lines leading the struggle. The true fight for equality, however, cannot be limited to toppling the tyrants and dictators that led the region’s repressive regimes — it must also confront the Arab world’s ingrained misogynist attitudes, rampant sexual harassment of women and ultimately religious and social institutions that treat women as inferior to men and facilitate their subjugation."

great writing by @moealinay “Girls for sale: A new ‘commodity’ emerges from Syria’s civil war”

"The millions that have risen up over the course of the Arab revolutions did so demanding equal rights and justice. Women throughout the Arab world were, and still are, on the front lines leading the struggle. The true fight for equality, however, cannot be limited to toppling the tyrants and dictators that led the region’s repressive regimes — it must also confront the Arab world’s ingrained misogynist attitudes, rampant sexual harassment of women and ultimately religious and social institutions that treat women as inferior to men and facilitate their subjugation."

Monday, September 24, 2012
Poster: “Solidarity with women of #Egypt” “تضامنا مع نساء مصر “

Poster: “Solidarity with women of #Egypt” “تضامنا مع نساء مصر “

Sunday, September 23, 2012
'Rediscovering Egypt’s forgotten suffragette' Doria Shawfiq, blog by @mfatta7
“No one will deliver freedom to the woman, except the woman herself. I decided to fight till the last drop of blood to break the chains shackling the women of my country in the invisible prison in which they continued to live; a prison, which being invisible, was all the more oppressive”
“They are assembled a few steps away from us. I propose we go there, strong in the knowledge of our rights, and tell the deputies and senators that their assemblies are illegal so long as our representatives are excluded, that the Egyptian parliament cannot be a true reflection of the entire nation until women are admitted. Let’s go and give it to them straight. Let’s go and demand our rights. Forward to the parliament ! “- Shortly before she led over 1000 women to storm the Egyptian parliament demanding political rights for women
“I’m calling upon the women of Egypt to fall into the line of battle and to carry guns in order to save their nation from its enemies… turn the wheel of history, and take your place at the head of the troops doing your utmost for the sake of Egypt” – from her article in Bent Al Nil magazine agitating against the British occupation

'Rediscovering Egypt’s forgotten suffragette' Doria Shawfiq, blog by @mfatta7

“No one will deliver freedom to the woman, except the woman herself. I decided to fight till the last drop of blood to break the chains shackling the women of my country in the invisible prison in which they continued to live; a prison, which being invisible, was all the more oppressive”

“They are assembled a few steps away from us. I propose we go there, strong in the knowledge of our rights, and tell the deputies and senators that their assemblies are illegal so long as our representatives are excluded, that the Egyptian parliament cannot be a true reflection of the entire nation until women are admitted. Let’s go and give it to them straight. Let’s go and demand our rights. Forward to the parliament ! “- Shortly before she led over 1000 women to storm the Egyptian parliament demanding political rights for women

“I’m calling upon the women of Egypt to fall into the line of battle and to carry guns in order to save their nation from its enemies… turn the wheel of history, and take your place at the head of the troops doing your utmost for the sake of Egypt” – from her article in Bent Al Nil magazine agitating against the British occupation

Friday, August 17, 2012
Poster: Stop Rape: Put the responsibility on the men themselves, don’t tell women how they should avoid being hurt by men.

Poster: Stop Rape: Put the responsibility on the men themselves, don’t tell women how they should avoid being hurt by men.

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Women’s suffrage leader Alice Paul. Arresting after picketing the White House with signs demanding the right to vote in 1917, imprisoned on a charge of “obstructing traffic”.
"When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press." -Guerrilla Feminism

Women’s suffrage leader Alice Paul. Arresting after picketing the White House with signs demanding the right to vote in 1917, imprisoned on a charge of “obstructing traffic”.

"When one of the leaders, Alice Paul, embarked on a hunger strike, they tied her to a chair, forced a tube down her throat and poured liquid into her until she vomited. She was tortured like this for weeks until word was smuggled out to the press." -Guerrilla Feminism

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 Tuesday, April 24, 2012 Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Men wear high heels in #Cameroon in protest ‘walk a mile in her shoes’
“We seek to end men’s violent and aggressive behavior  towards women, children and other men,” says the Mission Statement for ‘A Common Future.’ “We believe that ending violence against women is primarily the responsibility of men. Although women are at the forefront of addressing this issue, we think it is essential that men play a primary role in the solution to end it”

Men wear high heels in #Cameroon in protest ‘walk a mile in her shoes’

“We seek to end men’s violent and aggressive behavior  towards women, children and other men,” says the Mission Statement for ‘A Common Future.’ “We believe that ending violence against women is primarily the responsibility of men. Although women are at the forefront of addressing this issue, we think it is essential that men play a primary role in the solution to end it”

Monday, April 2, 2012
Women at the heart of struggle @iRevolt

Women at the heart of struggle @iRevolt

Monday, February 13, 2012

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani: how men can protect women
ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality

Lebanon advocate Ghida Anani: how men can protect women

ABAAD – Resource Center for Gender Equality