Posts tagged ‘activism’

Fighting with optimism

In the second of a two-part series on Egyptian women writers, Julie Tomlin discovers how activist Sahar Elmougy is faring in post-Mubarak’s Egypt, and the source…

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Nawal El Saadawi: writing from the danger zone

The first of a two-part series on Egyptian women writers for Words of Colour – interview with writer, feminist and activist Nawal El Saadawi who received…

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Social media gives women a voice in Iran

Iranian Woman’s Testimony of Rape and Torture from IntlCampforHRinIran on Vimeo. A young woman is speaking to the camera, her face obscured to prevent her being…

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More women’s rights activists arrested in ongoing Iranian crackdown

The arrest of two Iranian women’s rights activists in the past week is part of a two-year crackdown that has already seen 34 women incarcerated in…

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The battle for control of cyber space

It will no longer be possible to rely on the openness of cyber space for communicating as it becomes increasingly contested, according to Rafal Rohozinski a…

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