Don’t let the ‘Teh Marbouta’ tie you
Women in Cairo demand greater protections from sexual harassment.(AA)
Egyptian Women Stand Up to Inequality and Harassment in New Campaign
In a series of videos, Egyptian women are urged to not let their gender stand in the way of their dreams. Using the motto “ماتخليش ال”ة” تربطك ال”ة” (Don’t let the ‘Teh’ tie you down) and #سر_قوتك (#TheSecretofYourPower), women are also urged to stand up to sexual harassment and not be ashamed of their gender. ‘Teh Marbouta’ is an Arabic letter that is normally ended to word endings to make the word a feminine noun.
Source: Egyptian Streets
Why are women’s roles limited in Southwestern Asia?
Without the structure of a conservative family, patriarchies would never exist in Southwestern Asia. Patriarchy limits women from being active agents in society. “Empowering women” will only be realized in Southwestern Asia when all women are given equal rights and expectations as of men, not through “female-only” scholarships or fancy government titles.
Source: Red Lips High Heels
UN marks World Refugee Day with Syria's forgotten refugees
Millions of people have fled the devastating conflict in Syria, but what about those refugees from other countries who have chosen to stay in the country despite the dire conditions?
Source: The New Arab
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