All Blog Posts Tagged 'Arab' (73)

Who Shot Ahmed?

If you appreciate journalism and storytelling in service of human rights and justice, read on.

Who Shot Ahmed? Cover

 

The journalist Elizabeth Dickinson has a vital new e-single: Who Shot Ahmed? A Mystery Unravels in Bahrain's Botched Arab Spring.  It is a compelling, fast paced read about a tragedy, a government coverup and a family's quest for justice. I'm biased because I served as the publisher, but you don't have to…

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Added by markleongoldberg on October 4, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Morsi Out, Military In, Can Democracy Slip Too In Egypt

When Mubarak was ousted in Spring 2011 I concluded following scenario in my article…

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Added by Ari Rusila on July 4, 2013 at 4:28pm — 1 Comment

Stand with Women Who Stand for Democracy Campaign Launch

**Peace & Collaborative Development Network: We ask for your support in getting the word out!

This week Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) launched the Stand With Women Who Stand For Democracy Campaign, which seeks to raise global awareness that democracy will not be achieved – in the MENA…

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Added by Women's Learning Partnership on July 2, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Deadline Extended! Arab, Muslim, Western women: Dialogue Opportunity

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues

Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of Western, Arab and Muslim women from around the world. The program structure and contents will be based on a curriculum developed by Peace X Peace, to include activities and discussion on a variety of issues concerning both regions, including…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Connection Point Dialogues - Call for Participants!

THIS IS WHAT SOCIAL CHANGE LOOKS LIKE! JOIN THE DIALOGUES!

Participating in the Connection Point Dialogues program will give you the unique opportunity to engage in facilitated discussions via videoconferencing technology with a diverse group of…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 14, 2013 at 10:17pm — No Comments

A good day to learn about Palestine

Today, November 29, 2012, is the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (sometimes known simply as Solidarity Day). This day of observance has been celebrated on or around November 29 since a resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 2, 1977. (See…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on November 30, 2012 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Challenge Your Assumptions! A Dialogue in Abu Dhabi

By Michelle Pomeroy



“As women, there are many shared experiences that make lifestyle differences seem less dividing to our shared humanness. Our gathering created such a moment.”

 

While we were learning a great deal about the nuances that shaped one another’s backgrounds, it…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Arab Americans: Networking, Volunteering, Empowering

“In short, if I were to describe the typical Arab American woman participating in NAAP, she would be highly engaged in the community, up to date with global developments, concerned with making a difference, and participating alongside men as an equal partner.”

Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:45pm — No Comments

An Opportunity to Write Letters and Build Peace

By Barbara Federman

Editor’s note: Earlier this year, Barbara Federman contacted us with the idea for a letter writing exchange between women in the United States and Arab and Muslim women around the world. If you are interested in becoming a part of this project, please contact Connection Point Manager Yasmina Mrabet: yasmina@peacexpeace.org

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on June 18, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments

The road to conflict transformation in Lebanon by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

 
Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), an initiative of the international conflict transformation organization Search for Common Ground…
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Added by Vanessa Bassil on June 11, 2012 at 8:45am — 7 Comments

Summer School- Human Rights Center of The Beirut Arab University (BAU) and Raul Wollenberg Institute- Lebanon, Beirut,

The Human Rights Center of the Beirut Arab University (BAU) in collaboration with Raul Wollenberg Institute and the Arab Academic Network for Human Rights Organize summer school about "Human Rights in the Arab World.

Law students from the Arab World are invited to apply for the summer school before 20 May 2012.  FOR The application and further details, Please e-mail…

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Added by muhammad Abushaqra on May 2, 2012 at 7:15pm — No Comments

Dating & Islam…to Me It’s an Oxymoron

By Dania Shahzad



“To be clear, Islam does not forbid women and men from talking to one another, but asks that they practice modesty and remain within the limits that Sharia has set.”

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Walking down the school hallways as a young Muslim girl I used to see guys and girls holding hands, or a girl standing by her locker crying as her boyfriend…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on April 11, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Political and Religious Reform Needed

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 29, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Reconciling Change and Tradition

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring



Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Women as Actors, Not Instruments

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 27, 2012 at 11:31am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring



Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 26, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

My new article in The National: From protests to politics, a new way forward for Yemen

From protests to politics, a new way forward for Yemen

Ibrahim Sharqieh

Mar 16, 2012

 

The Yemeni people have reason to celebrate. They managed to keep their 12-month uprising largely peaceful, held successful and transparent presidential elections and ultimately put an end to the country's autocracy. Though it is still too…

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Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on March 15, 2012 at 7:06pm — 1 Comment

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... March 2nd-March 9th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

Mainstream Western Media: Let Go of the Headscarf!

-By Yasmina Mrabet

Connection Point Manager

When it comes to Arab and Muslim women, the mainstream Western media has exaggerated and in many cases completely fabricated a slew of ideas that lie at two extreme ends of a spectrum. At one end, women are…

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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on March 9, 2012 at 10:35am — No Comments

Bad guys, good guys, and the people in between

I won’t share the video that many of my fellow bloggers reacted to today. Because of its slick production value, Invisible Children’s Kony2012 campaign will get plenty of attention without a link from me.

I did attempt to watch the whole video, but I have to confess that I stopped when Invisible Children’s founder asks his 3-year-old to explain who the “bad guys” are and what daddy does, i.e. he goes after them. The simplistic narrative of heroes and villains – this, among other…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 8, 2012 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

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