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...
Nov 9, 2010
November 9, 2010 marks the annual international “One Day, One Struggle” campaign, a unique effort to underscore the joint struggle against the violation of sexual and bodily rights in Muslim societies.
This year, Nasawiya, Helem and Meem developed an online video campaign on www.jismi.net which focuses on bodily autonomy and sexual rights of individuals.
The videos feature people from...
Aug 22, 2010
Last Friday, I finished reading the autobiography-cum-historical account “Strangers in the House” by Raja Shehadeh.
Drawing from the jacket, “Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful house in Jaffa, overlooking the Mediterranean. When the State of Israel was formed in 1948, the family were driven out of the provincial town of Ramallah. There Shehadeh grew up...