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[6 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]
Peace Links: What Do the Activists Say?

These are just a few voices of the many activists around the world fighting for women’s rights and gender equality. Check them out!

In Where Women Still Struggle, Khaleej Times, Randa El Tahawy explains that women in Egypt have NOT been silent in the face of oppression, and continue to organize and speak out to demand inclusion and equal rights.
Three young women, Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis, and Sammi Sigel have started a petition, and it has already been signed by over 100,000 people! Read more on change.org: It’s Time for a …

Connection Point »

[5 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Freedom from Patriarchy in Lebanon

“Men…can equally benefit from abandoning such out-dated and illogical societal impositions…as they too are victims of the patriarchal order that exists.”
Connection Point Director Yasmina Mrabet interviewed Ghida Anani, Founder and Director of the ABAAD-Resource Center for Gender Equality, and Anthony Keedi, Program Coordinator, Engaging Men & Boys in Gender Equality program at ABAAD. The interview addresses questions about the new ABAAD Men’s Center, which opened its doors last month in Beirut, Lebanon. Their responses are below.
What is the Men’s Center and why is it being launched?
It is our belief that …

Connection Point »

[14 Mar 2012 | One Comment | ]
Pardon Me, My Daughter, Who Is Your Guardian?

Dima Ahmad Saleh
Ramallah, Palestine
“However, where there is a requirement of a guardian for a woman to get married, it dissolves her right to choice; it gives the final word to the guardian.”
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Judge: Pardon me, but where is your legal guardian?
Young Woman: I am responsible for myself.
Judge: It is illegal for a virgin to marry without the consent of her guardian.
Young Woman: I am educated! Sensible and mature! I have the right to get married without consent.
Judge decisively: No marriage will take place without the presence of your guardian.
The Islamic jurist …

Connection Point »

[11 Oct 2011 | No Comment | ]
Partnering with Men to Stop Violence Against Women

Ghida Anani and Anthony Keedi
Lebanon
“Ending violence against women and having a society that truly espouses the principles of gender equality can only be done when men and women work together, side by side, as partners in achieving that goal.”
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In an ever changing world, new Dimensions are needed in the fight to end violence against women and create a gender equal society. ABAAD (Dimensions) Resource Center for Gender Equality, a recently established Lebanese non-profit, non-politically affiliated and non-religious civil society organization, is working toward gender equality as an …