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Colourism in the Arab world

Habibi Ya Nour El Ain… Unless you’re a dark-skinned Arab Art is often used as a tool to explore and represent attitudes and issues of the time. Be it in Hollywood, US and UK Music trends or the behemoth that…

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Core values

Brene Brown’s latest book Dare to Lead urges today’s leaders – which means you, me, and the entire world FYI – to take time to consider their two core values. No, for those of you wondering about your personal and professional lives,…

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Pakistan’s ’Voice Over Man’

Pakistanis appear permanently stranded between tradition and transition. There is always a human inclination towards ‘disorder’ that creates a sense of freedom and adventure. Disorder challenges the regular monotonous order of life, and its rights and wrongs. In a web-based…

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These are our streets too

The world – including Jordan – has marked this year’s international 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign with a focus on the phenomenon of the sexual harassment of women. In Jordan, the motto for this year’s campaign was:…

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Beauty will save the world

‘Beauty will save the world’, declared Prince Myshkin, more than 150 years ago. And they called him an idiot!* Is this really true? Beauty – is that the answer to all the barbarities that surround us? These days, beauty, the…

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Clean, simple, healthy

We are bursting with affluence, yet hungry for substance. We are drowning in information, yet thirsty for knowledge. In our pursuit of more, we have depleted ourselves and our planet of all sustenance, caging animals as we fatten them up,…

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Feminism is for black Muslimas too

Growing up, I never identified as a feminist. This is not to say that I did not believe in equality. To be perfectly honest, as a child I never considered my sex a limitation. I was blessed enough to be…

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FGM is a crime. It must be prosecuted.

The little girls cried, screamed, and bled during the procedure; their own loved ones held their little arms and legs tightly to make it easier for the charlatan practitioners to mutilate them. These girls were subjected to Female Genital Mutilation…

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Real sisterhood

Like many of you, I grew up reading about historical heroines of the suffragette movement. These were women who faced imprisonment, risked their lives, or even willingly gave their lives to bring attention to their plight. These were women who…

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Family law and the female body

Despite the continuous struggles of Egyptian women’s organizations, the Family Code has not changed, in essence, since the times of slavery. I am writing this article in my home in Cairo, Egypt, on the 15th September 2018. Some weeks ago,…

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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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