How Revolution is Giving Lebanon’s Women a Voice

Article by Saskia Giraud-Reeves Within Lebanese society and its political system, women are consistently underrepresented. However, the protests that have been sweeping the nation since the government introduced a new tax measure earlier this year on the 17th of October have provided an opportunity for Lebanese women to not only express their political views butContinue reading “How Revolution is Giving Lebanon’s Women a Voice”

Women’s Protests in Iran and the Relationship between Social Media and Activism

Women recorded holding her hijab aloft in protest in December 2017, via video on BBC. On International Women’s Day this year, three women were arrested in Iran. They were protesting the laws that make it compulsory to wear a hijab at all times by taking theirs off in a Tehran subway. The women were subsequentlyContinue reading “Women’s Protests in Iran and the Relationship between Social Media and Activism”

A Husband’s Prerogative or a Human Rights Violation?: Navigating the Waters of Spousal Rape

Photo by Emmy Vessa on Flickr The definition of spousal rape is tricky, in part due to the traditional perception of marriage which awarded sexual favours to husbands, and also due to the religious and cultural beliefs of different communities. Classified as a form of domestic abuse, marital rape is not discussed enough but remainsContinue reading “A Husband’s Prerogative or a Human Rights Violation?: Navigating the Waters of Spousal Rape”

A Husband's Prerogative or a Human Rights Violation?: Navigating the Waters of Spousal Rape

Photo by Emmy Vessa on Flickr The definition of spousal rape is tricky, in part due to the traditional perception of marriage which awarded sexual favours to husbands, and also due to the religious and cultural beliefs of different communities. Classified as a form of domestic abuse, marital rape is not discussed enough but remainsContinue reading “A Husband's Prerogative or a Human Rights Violation?: Navigating the Waters of Spousal Rape”

Caught in the Crosshairs

On August 31st, while exiting the office of a Rabati based Gynecologist, Moroccan journalist Hajar Raissouni and her Sudanese fiancé were arrested on the grounds that she had just received an illegal abortion. The pair were subsequently detained at a police station in Morocco’s capital city of Rabat before being brought before a prosecutor onContinue reading “Caught in the Crosshairs”

Are there Jews being Marginalised in Israel Today?

‘Demonstration of Ethiopian residents in Tel-Aviv’ via Wikimedia. The main component of Zionism as an ideology is for all Jews to live safely and equally in their ancestral homeland. So, is the current status of Ethiopian Jews in Israel going against Zionism’s main ideological framework, or has the citizen’s rights situation improved? Ethiopian Jews, alsoContinue reading “Are there Jews being Marginalised in Israel Today?”

Opinion: We need to end the cult of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg at the 2019 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 25, 2019 Copyright by World Economic Forum / Manuel Lopez via flickr Last Monday, the 16-year-old Swedish student-turned-climate-activist Greta Thunberg delivered a passionate and pointed speech to the attendees of U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York City. She called forContinue reading “Opinion: We need to end the cult of Greta Thunberg”

The Forgotten Lesson of ‘No Place to Hide’

Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash In the 2014 book No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald, the esteemed free-lance journalist recounts his interviews in Hong Kong with the National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Based on the data Snowden shared with Greenwald and his colleagues, they exposed the architecture of the post-9/11Continue reading “The Forgotten Lesson of ‘No Place to Hide’”

The Forgotten Lesson of 'No Place to Hide'

Photo by Daniel von Appen on Unsplash In the 2014 book No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald, the esteemed free-lance journalist recounts his interviews in Hong Kong with the National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden. Based on the data Snowden shared with Greenwald and his colleagues, they exposed the architecture of the post-9/11Continue reading “The Forgotten Lesson of 'No Place to Hide'”