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 !
Amazing Malala Yousufzai at the United Nations in New York on July 12th : Malala Yousafzai celebrated her 16th birthday demanding compulsory education for young people worldwide ! « One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world. Education is the only solution. Education first.« That’s the key of her life ! She fights for education around the world ! If you remember, Malala … Continuer de lire Malala Yousufzai speaks up at the United Nations !
Petites filles afghanes souhaitent apprendre ! Née dans la seconde moitié des années 1980, je n’ai jamais connu l’Afghanistan en paix ! En conflit pendant la guerre froide opposant les moudjahidins au régime communiste (1979-1989), puis en guerre civile (1989-1992/1996) aboutissant à la terrible prise en main des talibans en 1996, le pays n’a cessé d’être déchiré ! Je n’ai finalement connu que la guerre que nous connaissons tous aujourd’hui … Continuer de lire Petites filles afghanes souhaitent apprendre !
Dear ladies, gentlemen, girls & boys! What do women’s rights mean to you? Right to education, freedom, respect, dignity, free love, free marriage, the right to talk and to be heard, the right to be safe in the streets, the right to vote and express their opinions! How is the world doing today? How are we, women doing today? I started my blog over a … Continuer de lire What do women’s rights mean to you?