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[16 Aug 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
Nablus Women Organize to Challenge Gender Divides

“The way most of the world’s women are raised is to think they are not equals to men and therefore unable to make any of the changes they would like to incorporate into their lives. They did not grow up with encouragement to seize their goals, let alone were they told that they are deserving of achieving them. It is instilled in them that they are second-class citizens.” 
–Suhad Jabi Masri, Psychosocial Program Manager at Tomorrow’s Youth Organization
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In Palestine, as in much of the developing world, women are still more likely …

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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 …

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[20 Jun 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
What the World Does Not Know about Us

Maya El Helou
Beirut, Lebanon
“I want to make one thing clear: we women in Lebanon are NOT victims. Our tenacity and resilience, which we have gained through our own process of self-empowerment, allow us to continue waging a battle against patriarchy, which exists across the world and in many different religious contexts.”
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In 2010, the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism made a series of ads to encourage people to come to Lebanon as tourists. One of these ads shows a man remembering his time in Lebanon with flashbacks of girls wearing bikinis, …

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[1 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
Peace Links: The All Arab & Muslim Edition

Hi all!  Here’s to a totally Connection Point edition of Peace Links.  Inspired to start your own discussion? Apply to be a CP Dialogues facilitator.

Why are Arab women underrepresented in science and technology fields?
Interesting article about the changing face of Muslim American readership.
Is Syria headed towards civil war?  From Haaretz.