Story Fourteen: A. A. from Syria

When I was a child, and my body was still not mature, I went to the beach with my family. I went to the sea and started swimming like any other young girl that still isn't aware of how dirty the world is and how men can be. I was smiling to everyone like the smile of any innocent child. A man with 3 young kids took advantage of this smile of mine. I was around 11 years old and his children were younger than ...

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NO TO EXCLUSION AND INTIMIDATION OF WOMEN PROTESTERS IN EGYPT!

To begin, we salute Egyptian women who did not remain silent about the flagrant violations they are suffering. Second, we extend our good wishes to the survivors and extend our total solidarity and support. Since the start of the revolution, women protesters have suffered the worst types of violations and systematic sexual violence aiming to exclude them from the public space and from their right to effecti ...

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Feb 12, 2013: Protest Against Sexual Terrorism Practiced on Egyptian Female Protesters

Global Protest Against Sexual Terrorism Practiced on Egyptian Female Protesters A call launched on February 6, 2013 By The Uprising of Women in the Arab World   (For French, Please visit this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kl7e2QaZwFcrdj_kAJ1CTS-GEib_LsuE_QeC0l0zKVM/edit) We, citizens of all nationalities all around the world, will not watch in silence the spreading epidemic of sexual terror ...

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Story Sixty Five: Nesrine from Tunisia

  I have always been with the uprising of women in the Arab world. Here is my story: I am a law student and I got a scholarship for a two week trip to Europe as a reward to my good grades. I was very proud of myself but, unfortunately, i can't say the same about my mother. She said that i needed to take my brother's permission first, who is only a few months older than me. When he said that i could go, ...

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Story Sixty Four: Noorah from Jordan

I'm 19 years old, heading toward 20. I have a tiny story that needs to be share with someone who will surely understand; someone who can also give me some valuable advice. It happened a few years ago, at the Dentist's. I was getting my teeth fixed. The Dentist was a kind one; loving, over-friendly. He was divorced and had two children --so he said. I was fond of him, enjoying the appointments no matter how ...

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A Family Talk on Hijab

Rania from Algeria Yesterday I was debating with my cousin about secularism, the conversation somehow led to a debate about Hijab, I told him that I feel that Hijab should be the final touch, that Allah sees what's inside first before looking at your outside appearance, I was surprised when he started getting aggressive, he told me "You don't know anything about your religion!" I replied saying that I respe ...

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