Feb 26, 2013
On February 24, 2013, several hundred protesters marched on the streets of Beirut to call on the Lebanese parliament to pass the Law to Protect Women from Family Violence, which would criminalize physical, mental, and sexual abuse, marital rape, and honor crimes.
Protesters marched from the Sanayeh Garden, facing the Ministry of the Interior in Hamra, to Ain el-Tineh, where the residence of Speaker Nabih...
Jan 15, 2012
On January 14, 2012, hundreds of people defied the rain and took to the streets of Beirut to protest against rape.
Protesters marched from Sanayeh to Riad El Solh square in Downtown Beirut, where security officers cordoned off the area to prevent them from reaching the Lebanese Parliament.
As the crowds gathered in the square, organizers read statements that called upon the Lebanese Parliament to:
Jun 18, 2011
On June 17, 2011, tens of people gathered in front of the Saudi Embassy in Beirut in solidarity with Saudi women who defied the ultra-conservative Kingdom’s rule against women being able to drive, risking arrest and violence.
Click here for videos of several Saudi women who braved the roads behind the wheel.
Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that bans women from driving. Even though...
Apr 18, 2011
Since the 1920s when American women first began to be targeted by the tobacco industry, various images and themes have been used to encourage women to smoke, by promoting smoking’s social acceptability and highlighting the supposed desirable attributes of particular brands of cigarettes.
Some of the most dominant themes that have been linked with smoking and particular cigarette brands are: glamour,...
Oct 15, 2010
This illustration is my contribution to Blog Action Day 2010 to raise awareness about water. I chose the angle of water and gender.
More on the Issue: Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs. And though women are responsible...