Category: Youth Articles
She doesn’t know me. The street was bustling with life, not at all resembling my world crashing down upon me from one single revelation. She turns, a still figure in the people going to and fro, and waits for me to catch up as I stand with my feet melded to the ground. She doesn’t…
Sitting Around the Tajine: How I Discovered I Was a Girl
My two older brothers and I loved the bonding experience of gathering around the tajine and warming our small bodies while waiting for dinner. Some of our most serious conversations, our favorite inside jokes, and our hardest life decisions as a family were made around the tajine. However, it was not always fun and giggles…
Achieving Gender Equality (SDG 5): A Better Future For Women & Rising Generations
A fundamental aspect of achieving gender equality has always been providing equal rights to men and women. Despite seeing some progress towards achieving this goal, women and girls still face discrimination and rights violations every day and are still being disadvantaged compared to men worldwide, explaining why it is still one of the Sustainable Development…
Gender Equality and Care Work
Labor done out of love, or “care work”, does not mean that it is not work and that it should not be acknowledged; on the contrary, it should be valued and counted. As a result, care should not be considered simply a burden, and this key activity for well-being should be shared among men and…
Children Upbringing in the MENA Region Subconsciously Fuels Patriarchy
In this paper, the forceful actions of parents driven by patriarchal violence during their children’s upbringing will not be discussed, but rather, the light will be shed on the daily events that take place in children’s life in MENA region that are the result of their parent’s subconscious and implicit support of patriarchy.
Feminism & Islam: Is it Possible to Be a Muslim Feminist?
I grew up with the stories of Muslims fighting injustice in all its forms, so why did people assume that women’s rights which are human rights are alien to Islam? A question that I mostly get asked is “Is it possible to be a feminist and a practicing Muslim?
Comprehensive Study on the History of Gender Inequality
I will be going through a historical progression of the issues of gender and sex in human societies, delving into the gender gap and how it came to be, as well as how it developed to where we are nowadays.
Sexual Violence in Algeria: A Daily Struggle or an Imaginary Threat?
This paper will tackle the research question: how does gender play a role in perceiving sexual violence in Algeria? I argue that Algerian cis-gendered men have little or no tendency to perceive acts of sexual violence against women, while women consider their experiences of sexual violence a constant struggle—one that they must face on a…
The Different Facets of Honor Cultures and Killings
Arab countries are honor-oriented cultures that place a high value on personal and familial honor as well as social reputation. Hence, understanding cultures of honor and honor killings in all their aspects is crucial to preventing these crimes from happening. Honor-based killing and the use of violence to restore honor are crimes that occur in…
Ask a Woman
Back in 1952, Lebanese women attained their right to vote. Ever since that victory, only 17 women have been part of the Lebanese parliament, and the country has never witnessed a female president. But what would change if we had a woman in the presidency, and would citizens trust having a female rule Lebanon?