‘Gender Colors’

By Aseel, Palestine Pink is the color for girls and blue for boys. Dolls for girls, cars for boys. They say that boys prefer cars and the color blue and that girls prefer dolls and pink but they are rather taught from a young age that they should prefer it that way. Little girls and … Continue reading ‘Gender Colors’

Your only responsability is to speak up! By Oumaima, Morocco

It was noon and I was leaving the hospital after our morning rounds to head towards a meeting I was really excited about at the Norwegian embassy. I walked out and took the first cab I found, I was too excited and nervous to notice that the driver already had 2 clients in the back … Continue reading Your only responsability is to speak up! By Oumaima, Morocco

Fighting for my rights by E. – Palestine

I want to talk about my story. A story of struggle of every girl who grows older and didn't find marriage. I was the only girl in my family, surrounded by my brothers so I had to suffer a lot and fight for my rights. I couldn't speak up because I was raised in a … Continue reading Fighting for my rights by E. – Palestine

Transparent by Kessem Adiv, Israel

  In the past four months, I have been teaching Hebrew twice a week to a group of social workers from East Jerusalem. They come to learn Hebrew (with an exceptional enthusiasm and determination, it should be noted), and I come to teach them Hebrew. At first, that was the atmosphere - I'm the teacher, … Continue reading Transparent by Kessem Adiv, Israel

Clandestine Attitudes by Rima, Tunisia – photo essay –

This is a series of pictures taken from different hidden parts of an Arab girl’s diary. Most women I have known in my country are having two or even three parallel lives so that they can satisfy their family and the society's expectation and then a "clandestino" life where a woman can think about herself … Continue reading Clandestine Attitudes by Rima, Tunisia – photo essay –

Letter to the Young Me by YaLa Women – photo essay –

Today women around the world still have to fight for equal rights, equal respect, equal pay... What if we were all raised in the same way? what if we were offered the same opportunities since childhood? What if both boys and girls were told that they are strong, smart, important and that they can become … Continue reading Letter to the Young Me by YaLa Women – photo essay –

I got married what about you?! | Marwa, Tunisia

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute." Rebecca West It's undeniable that Arab women have been and are still struggling whether it be to improve themselves as … Continue reading I got married what about you?! | Marwa, Tunisia