sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.

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Malak Altaeb

Malak Altaeb is an Environmental Policy Masters student at Sciences Po University in Paris, France. She has a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Tripoli in Libya. She participated in two exchange programs in the United States of America; the first one was Space Camp 2010, and the Middle East Partnership Initiative MEPI 2015. She has participated in civic society projects in different fields, such as youth and women’s empowerment, climate change, and art. She is now a member of the Libyan Youth Climate Movement LYCM. She is a blogger and has written for different domains and magazines. She has written for sister-hood magazine, climate tracker, Libya's Herald, Libyan Express and Libya investment. She is an advocate for women’s empowerment, youth, education and climate change.
Opinions

What if it is not meant to be?

Marriage has been a topic of debate for a long time. Some people support it; others oppose it, for many valid reasons. You can only add your opinion to the many others. In many societies in the MENA region, marriage…

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The golden cage

‘Congratulations! You finally made it into the golden cage!’ This is one of the sentences I hear when a woman gets married. I always wondered what was inside that ‘cage’ and why it is described as such. It made me…

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Opinions

The L word

We express a variety of emotions on a daily basis. It is part of our human nature. However, we struggle sometimes to express the finest emotion of them all: love. Some people go searching for it when it is already…

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Experiences

Coded by “honour”

In the Arab world, sex is a taboo subject. It isn’t even thinkable. Sex means marriage, and nothing else. Women must protect their hymens from breaking prior to marriage; otherwise they will live in shame. As Muslims, women and men…

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Stop judging unveiled women

Many Muslim women wear headscarves as part of their religious beliefs. This is known as a hijab. They may also wear loose fitting clothing when they are in public or in the presence of men who are not part of…

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No shame in bleeding

Menstruation remains a sensitive topic to bring up in most of the Middle Eastern and North African region. Although it is one of the changes that a woman goes through when she reaches puberty, it is still a delicate subject…

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You’re a woman, so..

We all know that human beings are supposedly born free – both men and women. But growing up in a society dominated by men makes the circumstances of being born a girl very clear. I can now see all the…

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