30 October 2012
With the words “I’m with the uprising of women in the Arab world…” hundreds of people have been flooding a Facebook page with pictures of themselves holding up a sign that states WHY they support 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....
29 October 2012
Last February women and men stood shoulder to shoulder in Tahrir Square to call for an end to Hosni Mubarak’s dictatorship. These women had many motivations, but among them was the hope that their lives, and the lives of all Egyptian women, would be better under democratic leadership.
And yet in the months after Mubarak’s resignation, the repression continued, this time at the hands of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF). Not only were women...
25 October 2012
“What does it mean to call a country democratic when government critics are exiled and branded terrorists? Who decides what is patriotic and what is not? Whose voices are actually being heard? Whose rights are really being protected?” — Sunila Abeysekera, Prominent Sri Lankan Human Rights Activist.