Tag Archives: women’s rights

Gaza’s unhappy sister wives – by Asmaa Al-Ghoul

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/03/gaza-hamas-conservative-rise-of-polygamy.html They entered the hairdresser’s shop together. One looked serious, covered in traditional Islamic dress; while the other seemed more lively, wearing pants and lots of makeup. The first woman had an authoritarian air that she tried to impose on … Continue reading

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Everyday sexism: Laura Bates at TEDxCoventGardenWomen

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Women in Morocco

From Qantara.de German article here. Rape victims no longer forced to marry their aggressors Although Morocco has done away with a controversial law allowing rapists of underage girls to escape prosecution if they marry their victims, the basic problem of … Continue reading

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I am an angry feminist

I am an angry feminist. I am an angry feminist because I am told to shut up. Because I am German, I am white, I study in Amsterdam. Shortly, I am a white, middle-class girl with good education. So, people … Continue reading

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Mama Cash

I want to call your attention to one of the oldest women’s funds in the world: MAMA CASH, based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands:

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Being a poor woman in Morocco: The intersectionality of oppression

From Al Jazeera – in depth – opinion: by Samia Errazzouki Moroccan women, especially in poor neighbourhoods, are entrenched in an oppressive system with no recourse. The discussion surrounding women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa has gained … Continue reading

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Frauenrechte in der Arabischen Welt

Über den Aufstand der Frauen in der Arabischen Welt wird jetzt auch von Qantara berichtet: Kampf gegen Windmühlen Aus Protest gegen Sexismus, patriarchale Bevormundung und gesellschaftliche Diskriminierung haben einige Frauenaktivistinnen eine neue Internetkampagne ins Leben gerufen: “Der Aufstand der Frauen … Continue reading

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