Thousands of Iranian women have been posting photos of themselves taking off their hijab or veil on Facebook ! A massive campaign has been growing up over social media. Masih Alinejad, an Iranian journalist based in London set up the « Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian women » Facebook page on May 3rd, 2014. By creating this phenomenon, Masih Alinejad wants to show that Iranian women should have the … Continuer de lire Be who you want to be Iranian Ladies !
Photo of a graduation ceremony of 52 female doctors in Saudi Arabia, taken from Twitter @Saudiwoman. In my opinion, this picture is scary ! I suppose that most of them will probably choose another way of dressing if they could but I want to show through this picture the paradox of Saudi society ! Intelligent and probably ambitious women full of dreams but stuck in … Continuer de lire Unusual graduation ceremony (but not that unsusual for Saudi Arabia)
After writing an article last week about forced marriages in France « Mariages forcés, une triste réalité !« , I discovered a very poignant and very sad video of Nada al-Ahdal, a Yemeni girl who clearly launched a detress signal ! Nada al-Ahdal run away from home in order to escape forced marriage! She prefered to defy her parents than being married to a much older man! I … Continuer de lire Yemeni girl stands up for her own destiny !
I have already written a few articles about women in Saudi Arabia, how the society works out according to the very strong importance of Islam and to the very deep traditions. As an Occidental woman, it is very hard to understand that women live this way in Saudi Arabia : no permission of driving, no permission of acting by themselves, no permission of going out … Continuer de lire I don’t understand! Saudi Arabian Women’s Conference without any women!
I have already written a few articles about Saudi Arabia, and today I am sharing with you the first anti-domestic violence ad ever in this country governed by Sharia Law. It is a real important step forward for the protection of women in Saudi Arabia. Let’s hope that it is only a start. The Kingdom of Saudia Arabia has launched its first campaign against violence towards women. A … Continuer de lire Saudi Arabia launches first campaign against violence towards women !
« I am with the uprising of Arab women because I want my daughter to have the life my sisters and mother wanted but couldn’t get.” Continuer de lire Uprising of women in the Arab World